Exarcheia walking tour: modern, alternative and bohemian!

Exarcheia walking tour: modern, alternative and bohemian!

This is a unique tour in Exarcheia district, outside the crowded touristic areas of Athens but at the heart of it’s modern history! Walk in Exarcheia and the area around like a local and witness the Athenian way of life, discuss the historical events that defined the modern history of Greece and witness first hand why this district is so different and controversial.

The plan

We meet at Omonoia square, one of the most central and old squares in Athens, and we start our walk by heading to Exarcheia, the most alternative and controversial neighborhood of Athens, rich in history and culture and full of professional and student life.  

Our first stop we’ll be at the historic building of Polytechnio (National Technical University of Athens) which defined the modern history of Greece and has some great as well as dramatic stories to tell.

As we continue our walk deep in Exarcheia streets, we are going to witness the neighborhoods’ culture and spirit,  talk about the changes Exarcheia faced from early 19th century, its role into the 2nd World War, today’s history and culture, admire numerous of its street art and visit an amazing hill that offers panoramic views to the city! After we are going to take a small break and relax by drinking coffee or tea in a local favorite place!

Then through the famous Panepistimiou and Stadiou streets we will have a stop at outside each one of the three gems of Athens namely Academy of Athens – University of Athens- National Library of Greece, which are also known as the Trilogy of Athens buildings. Our tour ends at the old parliament building and the area around, known also for the hippie and modern cafes and the cozy bars, where we’ll be happy to give you any further information or tips you might want in order to explore Athens like a local!


  • Local guide
  • Small groups (up to 8 persons)
  • Coffee or tea

Not included:

  • Private expenses
  • Hotel pick-up, drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Language: English

Duration: About 2.30 hours

Where: Omonoia square (outside of Hondos Center department store)

When: This tour is run on

      • Tuesday – Friday – Saturday – Sunday at 10:00 am
      • Every day us a private tour


      Or contact us for other days or hours and more information

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