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Exarcheia Neighbourhood: Sweet Sins & Anarchy

Tour Highlights

  • Discover Exarcheia, Athens’ most alternative neighbourhood, and see for yourself why it’s considered one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Europe.
  • Hear stories of student rebellions and anarchist riots and get to know the intellectual and artistic side of the district.
  • Learn about one of the biggest street art scenes in the world.
  • Dig up the most unexpected souvenirs in only-locals-know vintage fashion stores, second-hand vinyl stores, and local grocers.
  • Treat your taste buds to some special sweet delights and sip traditional Greek coffee like a local.
Adults Ages 12+
66
Children Ages 6-11
66
Infants Ages 0-5
Free

Exarcheia, Athens’ Most Alternative Neighbourhood

Athens is about much more than the Acropolis. Get off the beaten track with a visit to Exarcheia, and see for yourself why it was selected among the coolest neighbourhoods of Europe.

With an experienced local guide, you’ll explore the neighbourhood where anarchists, students, intellectuals and artists prefer to live.

Browse second-hand vinyl and vintage fashion, visit independent coffee shops and contemporary art spaces, and try special sweet delights in a part of Athens only known by locals!

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

  • By joining this tour you help support local businesses in a neighborhood that doesn’t generally benefit from tourism.
  • By visiting 100% local, small-scale businesses, you’ll help them thrive through financial crisis.
  • Your tour also supports a 100-year-old local bakery which helps ensure it can 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.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, 4 special sweet delights at 4 different stops, bottled water, and a Greek coffee.

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

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: At the exit of Panepistimio metro station (in front of the old building of the University of Athens, on Panepistimiou Street).
  • Exact GPS Coordinates of the meeting point: 37.980161, 23.733413. View on Google Maps.
  • Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///pastels.asks.tables
  • Starting time: 1.00 PM
  • Ending point: Panepistimio Metro Station