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redsoxdw_

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I love street art! It's the art of the true artists in the city, and it's not managed by bougie art gallery owners. Athens has some of the best street art I've ever seen but sometimes it's hard to find the best pieces. Check out this online tour, and you will be able to go see the art in person

 

mastichas09

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I love street art! It's the art of the true artists in the city, and it's not managed by bougie art gallery owners. Athens has some of the best street art I've ever seen but sometimes it's hard to find the best pieces. Check out this online tour, and you will be able to go see the art in person

This is so cool!! I love street art, so many people think it's making the city look ugly but I think quite the opposite. Some of the artists are super talented
 

Vangelis

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My favourite Athenian street art is in Exarcheia. A random walk down most of its streets is all you need to do to find this art. Most of the street art in the article are from this area. The art here is the most political (anarchist/communist/antifascist) but also a wide range of social, political and religious comment on humanity.
For more "ordered" and "gentrified" street art, my next most favourite suburb in Athens is Psirri. But there are many other areas such as Gazi, Monastiraki, etc which provide many fine examples of street art. This is part of the beauty of central Athens that you either love or hate. Lucky for me, I love it!
 
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k_tsoukalas

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I often think street art can be disrespectful, but in the case of the street art I see in Athens, this isn't the case for me here. It's beautiful! I think street art is great when it is done well. Thanks for the tips!
 
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May Day in 2022?

Hi! I will be in Athens for a few days soon, including May Day (Sunday) and May 2nd (observed). I've read about and seen videos of the strikes that happen, including trains and ferries not operating. I'm planning to visit Hydra one of those two days. Since May Day is on a Sunday this year, is it more likely that transportation via ferry will be stopped on May 1st or the observed day May 2nd?

Thank you kindly for any thoughts you can give!

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.

You should visit the Port town of Lavrio near Athens

Lavrio is one of the best beachside places to visit near Athens. It's a bit of a drive so you'll need to rent a car or take a bus. There are excellent beaches and tavernas there and you can also visit the neighbouring town of Sounio where the famous Grecotel hotel is located. Since it is a tourist location, Lavrio has a bunch of water sport activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, boat rentals and many more. it's a great two day trip if you're wanting to get away from the city life.

Best Ice cream in Athens!❤️❤️😋😋

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