As some of you might know from an earlier blog post, we already discovered that Athens is a mekka for lovers of street art. So, when one of our team members visited Athens, apart from going on a bike tour with our lovely colleagues from Athens by Bike, which we will write about later, we also had to go on the hunt for the best graffiti and murals again. As Sascha already noted the sheer amount but also the quality of street art in Athens is incredible. In some neighbourhoods like Exarchia, Metaxourgeio or Psirri you can find an amazing piece on every corner. Best proof: we only saw one piece that was already included in our first street art gallery from Athens.
Also, the contrast between these a bit run-down but lively neighbourhoods and the imposing monuments of Ancient Greece that are spread around all the inner city is quite strange and wonderful.
So, here is our latest street art gallery from Athens. I tried to find the artists if possible.
SimpleG “So many books, so little time”, 2019
Work by The Krah, raised in Athens, now living in the UK
“Heart of Athens” mural by yiakou & Simple G.
Mural with a Greek God(dess) by Paparazzi Art Studio
Robots, aliens? I don’t know. Stencil by The Krah.
“System of a Fraud” by Achilleos, 2013
Another work by The Krah
Piece by Viennese street artist Ruin
Fascinating work by Manias
Obviously very recent piece by Pandelis Vlasiou
Another one by Ruin
Bear by Manos Neidness aka Neid. There is also supposed to be a panda bear somewhere in Athens but we didn’t see that one.
Mural by Woozy at Monastiraki station
“Don’t forget to smile”
Mural “Apocalypse Now” by INO, 2020
The owl is a popular motive in Athens that you can also find on a lot of souvenirs. The owl stands for the Greek goddess Athene that gave the city its name.
Weirdo cat by Ruin
This art work by The Krah is the only one that Sascha also found on his street art stroll around Athens
Slightly “unsettling” mural by INO
With so much street art everywhere it’s no surprise we ran into some artists in action.
Such a colorful octopus
You can find these cleverly painted columns in the neighbourhood Exarchia that also has a ton of alternative bars and cafés.
Mural by Alexandros Vasmoulakis
This is another one that I find a bit unsettling. Is that supposed to be Mr. Burns in the left corner?
Sie stand 28 Jahre, die Berliner Mauer. Und wurde immer weiter ausgebaut, bis ein Entkommen über die Sperranlagen fast unmöglich war. Eine Zeitreise in den „Kalten Krieg“. Mit oft unglaublichen Geschichten, von waghalsigen Tunnelfluchten bis zum magischen Moment des Mauerfalls.
Berlin hatte schon immer eine magische Anziehungskraft für Menschen mit alternativen Lebensentwürfen. Die „Kreuzberger Nächte“ gelten als legendär, aber auch die ehemaligen Ost-Bezirke Friedrichshain und Prenzlauer Berg sind besonders bunt und lebhaft.