This tour combines two of our most popular group tours – Exarcheia Sweet Sins & Anarchy and Bohemian Tales of the City.
We’ll start our tour by heading off the beaten tourist track to Exarcheia, the most alternative neighbourhood in Athens and one that retains an unconventional, youthful identity thanks to its residents. This is where youth culture blends with revolutionary ideas, street culture and creativity. Exarcheia is the home of students, anarchists and lefties, intellectuals, artists, refugees and old local families, giving the area a lively yet very local feel.
Get ready to explore the backstreets of the neighbourhood where amazing contemporary art spaces sit alongside second-hand vinyl stores, vintage fashion stores, and independent coffee shops and see why Nick Cave and the Tindersticks choose Exarcheia for their all night drinking sessions!
Continuing our walk, we’ll head towards the back lanes and past bohemian workshops, to see how life is for middle class Athenians. We’ll check out the surprisingly bustling art scene in the city streets — in fact, the street art scene in Athens is one of the biggest in the world and even the word ‘graffiti’ comes from the Greek word grafi, which means ‘written,' (yes we know we sound like the Dad from My Big Fat Greek Wedding!)
By the end of this tour, you will have experienced the alternative and bohemian side of Athens. Before you go, don't forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else, to see, do and eat during your stay.
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
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable walking shoes
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: Please wear comfortable walking shoes
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
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