Did you know that Athens is a mecca for street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world? Did you also know that the word “graffiti” comes from a Greek word? Through Athens Street Art Tour, we’ll take you through the streets of non-touristic Athenian neighborhoods and shed light on the philosophy behind political and social graffiti.
Through a 4-hour private tour led by a real street artist, you will learn the history & origins of this underground global phenomenon and dig dipper into the “secret codes” of street artists as you enjoy an alternative tour in Athens center. You will understand the different styles, techniques & terminology: From stencils, paste-ups, throw-ups & bombings to tags, pieces, murals, installations and wild-style graffiti! Together you will wonder around small streets of up and coming neighborhoods in Athens like Metaxourgeio and discuss about the reasons why street art flourished in its walls!
You are going to focus on the social and political aspects of Greek street art scene. What political statements are the artists making and why? How the economic crisis urged people to express themselves on the streets?
Graffiti changes rapidly in the streets of Athens which are turning into a big contemporary art gallery - if you know where the right spots to look for are! Athens is a multicolored city and if you are keen on exploring it in an alternative way, this walking tour is the perfect way to do so.