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Total Athens – Combo 5: Exarcheia Sweet Destruction & Bohemian Tales of the City

Tour Highlights

  • Discover Exarcheia, Athens’ most alternative neighbourhood and see for yourself why it’s considered one of the trendiest in Europe.
  • Hear stories of student rebellions and anarchist riots and get to know the intellectual and artistic side of the area.
  • Learn about one of the biggest street art scenes in the world.
  • Treat your taste buds to some special sweet delights and sip traditional Greek coffee like a local.
  • Go on by discovering Athens’s bohemian side, from funky workshops to cool cafés, beyond the mainstream attractions.
Adults Ages 12+
Children Ages 6-11
Infants Ages 0-5

Embrace the Athenian Lifestyle

In this combo tour, you will go off the beaten path by discovering the most alternative neighbourhoods in Athens. Stroll around Exarcheia, where the city’s anarchists, students, intellectuals, and artists prefer to live.

Browse the second-hand vinyl and vintage fashion, visit independent coffee shops and contemporary art spaces with us and try special sweet delights.

Then check out downtown with its bohemian shops, incredible street art, hidden courtyards, and indie cafes. This tour is all about the areas of Athens that only the locals know about!

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • Your tour supports local businesses in neighbourhoods that don’t generally benefit from tourism.
  • By visiting 100% local, small-scale businesses, you’ll help them thrive through financial crisis.
  • By visiting a 100-year-old local bakery, your tour helps this historic business continue serving authentic local delicacies.
  • By joining this tour, you are helping to keep Exarcheia’s unconventional and creative characters in the spotlight, during times where national forces are creating tension.
  • Your tour supports the new generation of Athenians, such as young artists, by promoting their work and their enterprises to help them thrive through financial crisis.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, a coffee or soft drink, 4 special sweet delights at 4 different stops, bottled water, glass of local spirits/wine, a local sweet, a ‘meze’ plate (finger food), train ticket.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: From 6 to 7 hours
  • Meeting point: At the exit of Panepistimio metro station (in front of the old building of the University of Athens, on Panepistimiou Street). View on Google Maps.
  • Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///pastels.asks.tables
  • Starting time: 1.00 PM
  • Ending point: Monastiraki metro station
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