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Sweet Anarchy – Exarcheia Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Athens’ most alternative neighbourhood that is undoubtedly considered one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Europe.
  • Walk through the hidden streets and corners of Exarcheia and hear stories about student rebellions and anarchist riots.
  • Learn about the intellectual and artistic side of Exarcheia and discover one of the biggest street art scenes worldwide.
  • Browse vintage fashion stores and second-hand vinyl stores and dig up the most unexpected souvenirs.
  • Enjoy a traditional Greek coffee like locals love to do and sweeten your palate with some special delights.
Price per person
Shared Tour
Private Group

Meeting point:

At the exit of Panepistimio metro station (in front of the old building of the University of Athens, on Panepistimiou Street).

We will be standing between the metro station and the university building, holding an Athens Local Adventures sign

Panepistimio, Athens 106 79. See the Map

Guests’ pickup is offered for the private group option. Pick up time adjustable upon your request. We will meet you at your Athens hotel lobby or Piraeus Port. Our guide will be holding a sign with your name. Call us to arrange.

Venture into the unique neighborhood of Exarcheia

Tour snapshot

Follow us on a unique adventure as we venture into the “forbidden” rebellious neighborhood of Exarcheia. The locals and the press have given Exarcheia the title of Greece’s anarchy capital. Exarcheia is known for its student movements, political riots, and revolutionary ideas. However, Exarcheia was undoubtedly selected among the coolest neighbourhoods of Europe, as this is the district where students, intellectuals, and artists prefer to live.

Get off the beaten path and visit contemporary art spaces and independent coffee shops, browse second-hand vinyl and vintage fashion, and sample special sweet delights in places only known by locals!

Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour

  • Visit local businesses in a district that doesn’t generally benefit from tourism are supported.
  • By supporting 100% local, small-scale businesses, you promote their work and their enterprises to thrive through financial crisis.
  • By visiting a 100-year-old local bakery, you help them to continue serving authentic local delicacies.
  • By joining this tour, Exarcheia’s unconventional and creative characters are kept in the spotlight, in contrast to the tension created by the national forces.