Adhering to the European trends during the fin-de-siècle and the wars that followed, Greece eventually adopted modernity in architecture, arts, literature. One of the most significant results of the Modernist Movement was that the benefits of the work of the contemporary style became more accessible to a greater segment of the Athenian population from the early 1930s and throughout the 20th century.
Stroll in a nutshell
Focusing on the boroughs around Exarcheia and Kolonaki, where an unusually rich collection of modern edifices, apartment buildings and art galleries can be found, we will discuss the efforts of the Greeks to combine international trends with a signature of local expression, as well as the subsequent critical reassessments and postmodern reactions.
Walk duration: approx. 2h 30m
Meeting point: Side entrance to the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Stournari street. You will meet our local expert at the gate, exact location here.
Exarcheia, Neapoli, Kolonaki.
Featured documenta14 public exhibits (optional stops)
Polytechneion (ASFA & NTUA)
National Archaeological Museum
Tositsa 5 Str.
N. Hadjikyriakos-Ghika Gallery, Benaki Museum
Pricing & Bookings
This city walk is currently only offered to private groups in English or Greek, with the price on display being for the whole group. Scroll down to select your group size and number of tours and book via our webshop. Use the calendar to specify the date and time you would like to take the tour. You will only be charged once the tour has been confirmed.
“The humble houses of the Greek Islands are the archetypes of our modern architecture” - Anastasios Orlandos, Professor of History at the NTUA
Images: Willy Rizzo -"Le Corbusier"; N. Hadjikyriakos-Ghika; The Blue Polykatoikia; G. Moralis