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kcixcy

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Street art is something that is super popular in Athens and is a beautiful reflection of the art and culture throughout Greek history. Greek street art exists all over the country and even on some islands but it is most present in Athens, where there is a vibrant and young student community. Here is a look at what some of the street art looks like, as you will see a lot of it is political and reflects many of the country's current issues.

 
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k_tsoukalas

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The street art is actually really beautiful and interesting. It's part of the legacy of the city! Street art can be controversial but in my opinion, it enhances Athens. This is a great video sharing this legacy of modern Greece.
 

Vangelis

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I totally agree with the previous 2 comments. The street art in Psirri is more refined and organised in general. The street art in Exarcheia (my favourite suburb) is raw and very direct, political, social commentary. I love just walking down random streets in Exarcheia checking out the street art.
 

k_tsoukalas

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I totally agree with the previous 2 comments. The street art in Psirri is more refined and organised in general. The street art in Exarcheia (my favourite suburb) is raw and very direct, political, social commentary. I love just walking down random streets in Exarcheia checking out the street art.
I know what you mean, I look forward to bumping into the street art - it really shows me the state of the people and mindset of Athens. I love seeing artists express themselves, too.
 

Cape Sounion is a beautiful destination near Athens

Cape Sounion is a beach that is south of Athens, known for its beautiful hotels and luxury restaurants. I've attended so many weddings in the area, as it is one of the most popular destinations for families that live in the Athens or mainland area. One of the best parts of the area is that you can catch a great view of the Temple of Poseidon, here is what it looks like:

My favourite Athens suburb

I just love Exarcheia and these videos give a great insight into its unique and colourful nature.


The best neighborhood to stay in Athens is Thiseio

The Thiseio neighbourhood is perfect for your stay in Athens because you are able to have access to some of the best sites. It is walking distance to the Acropolis, and Monastiraki as well as many different art galleries, shops, restaurants and cafés. When I stay in this neighborhood, I really don't find myself needing to stray and I can find everything I need in walking distance.

A walking tour of Lavrio, Greece

Lavrio is the coastal town in the southeastern part of Attica which is the region where Athens is located. This is a great place to visit if you want to go to restaurants and shop around, but also be by the water. Personally, I get pretty tired of staying in downtown Athens because there's not much of a breeze and I can't get to the beach very quickly. This is only super easy if you're renting a car, otherwise you can get to the beach or visit closer beach areas like Glyfada.

Where to go in Athens for some of the best nightlife!

Athens has some great nightlife!! There are so many options to choose from, and it really depends on what you're looking for. My personal favourites are rooftop bars that overlook the Parthenon, you can find most of these in Thissio. But many local Athenians would say that these spots are very touristy and not as fun Exarchia and Gazi for example. If you're interested in going to bars that are by the beach, but still pretty close to the city I recommend Gylfada. Psiri it's also a very trendy neighbourhood that is popular amongst the locals! Try them out and let me know what you think!
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