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Street Art Walk (Exarcheia neighbourhood)

Your guru: Magda
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  • Athens
  • Available in: English

About the guru Magda

Hello everyone! I am Magda, I am a biomedical scientist and I like to travel and meet new people all around the globe. When there is no time for traveling, I try to be a kind of traveler in my own city. Many of us know the fact "Tourist in my own city". Well I am one of those "weird" persons. I am getting suprised every single moment of how amazing Athens is! (this is not ... More »

Hello everyone! I am Magda, I am a biomedical scientist and I like to travel and meet new people all around the globe. When there is no time for traveling, I try to be a kind of traveler in my own city. Many of us know the fact "Tourist in my own city". Well I am one of those "weird" persons. I am getting suprised every single moment of how amazing Athens is! (this is not an exaggerated state, it's the truth :P ) The magic of real traveling is wandering, "getting lost" in your own city, discover even more things and as a result love your city even more! I simply love my city because it combines everything, it has so many different places and its extremely difficult for someone to get bored. Well what else you should know about me is that on my free time I like playing my guitar, listening music, wandering in Athens, seeking new street art masterpieces, discovering new hidden places and panoramic viewpoints, dancing and taking shots of urban life. Let me think what else? Oh yes, I am a nature lover as much as an urban lover too. Let me show you my beautiful city and all the hidden gems that only locals (and sometimes not even all locals) know.. Lets be athenian travellers... Come, see and enjoy...

About the tour

Recommended by: "The independent"

You can find more info: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/exarcheia-athens-riots-bars-galleries-restaurants-things-to-do-hipster-greece-a8307631.html

***Please make your bookings at least one day before the walk. This walk cannot operate with large groups!

Welcome to the home of "urban resistance".

If you are keen on street art and you wish to explore Exarcheia neighbourhood this is the guruwalk for you. By this walk, you will learn about the history and local stories of Exarchia combined with some amazing street art work. Starting from the early 19th century till nowadays you will find out how this neighbourhood became the heartbeat of political and social resistance.

*Anyone can join. The guruwalk is based on tips - donations, so I leave it upon you.

*Please reserve your seat on time because small groups of people work better in this busy neighbourhood.

* The tour is estimated to be 2,5 - 3 hours and we are going to walk through the neighbourhood, so wear comfortable shoes!

*No food or drinking is included in tour.

Well, now let me give you some background info about the area we are going to visit.

Exarcheia is a vivid, artsy and authentic neighborhood with a lots of young people meeting and gathering here.

Many people know that area because of its bad reputation of the anarchists, but I guarantee that is really safe to walk here and it worths to. Furthermore what is amazing about this neighborhood apart from nightlife and street food, is street art. It's like an open gallery of street art. You will see many street artists that are known worldwide. My personal challenge for you is to be able to recognise some techniques and some street artists at the end of the tour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0kvQRVrvdE

PS: You may find out more info about this area in the link below:

http://www.cafebabel.co.uk/lifestyle/article/meet-my-hood-exarcheia-athens.html

Meeting point
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How to find me: I will wait for you in the stairs of Old National Library!
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (72)

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Christian

4 days ago

Very nice and interesting tour through the labyrinth of Exarchiea. Magda showed us a lot of beautiful pieces of art and knew a lot about the different artists and the history of the neighborhood.

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FAADIELA JOGEE

9 days ago

Magda is PHENOMENAL! Super knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated, showing a real interest in the tour members. She’s great!

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Velvet

15 days ago

This tour is amazing!! Magda invited us to notice, wonder and recognize different artists and their work. It was an interesting way to learn about the history of resistance in Athens. Thank you!!

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Matt Baker

16 days ago

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Sara

30 days ago

Magda takes you to really cool places that otherwise you will not see. The street art is amazing!

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Ulrike Haußmann

1 month ago

Magda presented Graffiti Art in Athen's streets in a wonderful and colorful interesting way. She gave us a vivid insight into the culture of the specific transformation of real life into street art by extraordinary, well talented artists at a very high level. Magda presented in a clear, sympathetic, enthusiastic way. Thank you very much for the wonderful hours.

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