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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

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

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How to find me: I will wait for you in the stairs of Old National Library!

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What's the price? All tours listed on GuruWalk are based on tips. Bookings are completely free of charge.

Ratings (39)

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Lukas

16 days ago

I can definitely recommend magda as a tour guide! she makes the walk a very personal one by asking participants about their interests and thoughts, which she later considers during the tour. she also takes a lot of care not to "explain" the city or artworks to others, but rather opens the discussion for thoughts, opinions and associations – which is both challenging and interesting. altogether, it was a pleasure exploring the artistic and activist corners of athens with magda.

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Rebecca

16 days ago

This tour was great insight into the history, political and alternative aspects of athens! a must, if you want to get off the tourist trail! magna was passionate, friendly and knowledgeable about street art and the history of athens. she was interactive in her engagement with the group so it felt like a 'conversation' with a friend rather than a tour guide. magna provided great tips on where to eat in the area and local events. thanks so much!!

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Jon

23 days ago

Fantastic tour with magda, we couldn't have hoped for better! magda was really friendly and enthusiastic, very knowledgeable about the street art and local area, and provided us with the highlight of our visit to athens. highly recommended!

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Tomek

1 month ago

What a great tour this was! i totally recommend everyone to have a walk with magda through the streets of exarcheia. you can be assured that the tour will leave you impressed. this is a great opportunity to have a view of athens from a different angle. magda is very well prepared and has tons of information for you + she is always glad to help with tips and recommendations of places such as restaurants and bars. furthermore, you can expect small quizzes and tasks with delicious prizes.

next time we come visit athens we will surely reach out to magda and try her other tours.

@magda: thank you again and see you in wroclaw!

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Danny

1 month ago

Super interesting tour, we learned a lot about street art and local culture, and magda is an amazing guide! highly recommended.

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Vincenzo

1 month ago

The tour was amazing. magda is very friendly and knowledgeable. i learnt a lot about street art in athens and also about living in excharchia. i totally recommend it!

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Karol

2 months ago

I loved the tour! magda is very knowledgeable and helpful with travelling around the city.

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Cristina

2 months ago

Magda is very knowledgeable about the street art in the neighbourhood - and street art is a topic from which you can better understand exarhia & its history. no book is going to tell you those stories, so it’s awesome to find them live. cheers!

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Ugur

2 months ago

Magda was a great guide, she was very knowledgeable about street art and hidden treasures of neighbourhood. she treated us like a friend. it was the most interesting tour we have attended. highly recommended tour. we definitely want to attend again.

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Vincent Glad

2 months ago

Magda is a really good guide that treat you more like a friend than like a tourist, with a great sense of hospitality and a true passion for graffiti art. she makes you discover some hidden pieces of art that you don't see if you walk these streets.

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CLEO

3 months ago

The street art walk in exarcheia with magda was excellent! magda is a very competent guide, wonderfully informed, organized and enthusiastic, with genuine interest in the area and its street art. i was impressed by her gentle way of giving a tour while at the same time being attentive to our thoughts, questions, interests. the walk was comfortable, with stops every few minutes to observe and discuss the art and the area around it. very memorable. we are looking forward to future walks with magda. excellent!!!

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Pirita

3 months ago

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Anne

3 months ago

Excellent tour! loved everything about it!

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Daniela

3 months ago

Great tour! i really enjoyed it, magda is a wonnderful guide and she let us seeing the hidden treasures of athens, she introduced us something of the most recent history. i was amazed by the number of graffiti, as well b the spirit of annarchy and antinazist highly recomend to anyone who is interested in street at or in the contemporary art.

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Irina

4 months ago

This is a great tour! i liked to get to know the neighborhood. i would recommend for anyone who is hesitant to go into exarchia by themselves. the street art is really cool and magda is very knowledgeable and passionate about it.

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Leandro

4 months ago

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David Krasnostein

4 months ago

Interesting tour of street art in an edgy neighborhood that i wouldn’t have felt confident doing by myself. magda is delightful, knowledgeable and passionate. a great guide.

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Sandra

4 months ago

Wonderful experience!!! couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide and learned a lot of interesting things about exarcheia! thank you so much magda!!! highly recommended!!

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Apostolos

4 months ago

It was a great tour! mostly centered around street art and the history of the neighborhood of exarchia. magda is very friendly and kind and told us many interesting things. totally recommended if you are interested in street art or want to see something less mainstream in athens.

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Hadar

4 months ago

The perfect way to see the city

magda was great! the tour was very interesting. loved it

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Claudio

4 months ago

We took many walking tours over the world, but this one was exceptionally good: original, fun and enlightening.

we learnt to differentiate between just vandalism from true street art.

the chocolates prizes got our attention up!

highly recommended, like any other.

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Kasia

4 months ago

Magda is a great person with knowledge. it was impressive! we walked a lot but it was worth!!! honestly, i will recommend magda for my friends.

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Rinat

5 months ago

Great tour!

magda, pleasantly and with great knowledge, introduced us to the street artists of athens and exposed us to social, economic and political events that influenced the inhabitants of athens and were expressed in fascinating colorful art

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Rico

5 months ago

Magda’s tour through the neighborhood of exarchia is a great way of experiencing an athens beyond its antique treasures. not only will you learn a lot about the vivid local street art scene but also hear interesting things about the history of this fascinating neighborhood.

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Christina

6 months ago

Magda prepared an amazing tour, she's an expert in street art! she also told us a lot about every day life in athens. the atmosphere was very friendly, i could have gone on for hours like this, strolling through the streets and hearing stories about this and

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Joe

6 months ago

Magda was very enthusiastic and you could tell she has a genuine love for the street art of athens. i really enjoyed how relaxed and friendly the tour was, and how this meant we could talk about the art and about exarcheia in detail. highly recommended!

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Jana

6 months ago

Great tour with magda - i can strongly recommend to those, who would like to discover an exiting 'off the beaten path' neighborhood in athens while exploring and understanding better the amazing street art pieces. magda is super friendly and shares her fascinating knowledge in a lighthearted way. you will enjoy the tour for sure!

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Jan

6 months ago

It was an excellent tour. magda is very knowledgeable, with a great personality and i had a brilliant time. would recommend her anytime.

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Isé Fabbrizio

7 months ago

Magda was a really kind and smilley guide, the tour was very interesting and playful. we discussed about our personal interpretations of the street art pieces and exchanges about many other subjects too. we had a great afternoon in her company, highly recommended ! :)

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Sergi and Alex

7 months ago

Very good tour through exarchia neighborhood, the best tour if you are interested in street art, also, magda knows everything about it and she makes you enjoy it!

i recomend this to every street art lovers!!

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Patricia

7 months ago

I really enjoyed the tour with magda. she showed us around the cool neighborhood and we found places we would probably have never found alone. it was really fun with her and she had some good interpretations for all the different art works. she even made us recognize different artists at the end of the tour. she is really nice and even offered us after the tour to hang out a little bit more. i would totally recommend her tour! thanks magda :)

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Meret - Elena

7 months ago

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Johanna

7 months ago

I really enjoyed the tour, magda is a great tourguide. the route and the street art we looked at was well chosen and now i look at exarcheia in a new way. i would definitely recommend to anyone, who is even slightly interested in street art!

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Nataliya

7 months ago

The walk with magda was very nice! she shows amazing places and incorporates significant historical facts in her artistic tour, too. highly recomended for a great afternoon!

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Anna-Maria

7 months ago

The street art walk with magda was amazing! she is friendly and kind. she gave us many information about street art and exarcheia neighbourhood. the walk experience was inspiring for me and i definitely recommend magda as a guru! : )

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Joanna

8 months ago

The tour was totally amazing! magda has a big knowledge about street art in athens, she showed us a lot of beautiful, interesting paintings. also she reffered to the history of athens and greece which made the tour even more interesting. highly recommended!

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Mārīte

8 months ago

I loved the tour! magda was very friendly and i found out many interesting facts, which i didn't know previously. i would recommend this tour to others.

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RONIT

9 months ago

We enjoyed the tour in exarcheia. the weather was wonderful, the graffiti was interesting but above all our tour guide magda was the one that made our tour so pleasant and made our day. she took us to see some interesting spots in the neighbourhood, wraped them with details from the everyday life while answering our questions about normal life in athens. we will definitely recommend magda to anyone searching a tourguide in exarcheia.

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Farchi Tal & Rivka

9 months ago

Great tour wonderful time. magda full of knowledge. we highly recommend.

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