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Discover Contemporary Art in Athens!

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Experience hosted by Augustus

5 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This walk in the city centre of Athens will offer visitors an amazing opportunity to get to know some of the most important artist-run and commercial galleries of Athens. We will meet some of the gallerists and have presentations of the works exhibited. In some cases we will find out how their organisations run (artist run) and find out more about the artists behind each initiative. This is a walking based tour and participants need to have energy to spend walking around the city !
We will first meet in Metaxourgio area -Breeder gallery- where we can check a small cluster of very interesting contemporary art galleries and then walk up towards Monastiraki and up Syntagma and make a short interruption to see two major spaces before we walk over towards Kolonaki area where we can check a major cluster of commercial spaces (7 galleries). We will break this part with a coffee and snack break in one of Kolonakis' coolest cafés!
We shall then move downhill towards Exarcheia where we can check some off-site spaces and galleries then move past Polytechneio and take the road behind the archeological museum to end up at Snehta art residency in Kypseli. I can then tell you more about the work we do in the area with a number of international and local artists and the local community. We can then finish it all at Ag.Georgiou Square; one of Athens' coolest spots!
This walk in the city centre of Athens will offer visitors an amazing opportunity to get to know some of the most important artist-run and commercial galleries of Athens. We will meet some of the gallerists and have presentations of the works exhibited. In some cases we will find out how their organisations run (artist run) and find out more about the artists behind each initiative. This is a walking based tour and participants need to have energ…

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Meet your host, Augustus

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I am the founder of Snehta residency - Snehta is the first art residency in the city 2012 having hosted 86 artists from 16 countries. I am a practicing sculptor and have my studio in Kypseli. My role in the residency is to introduce artists into the vibrant art scene Athens has to offer whilst offering exposure to the cities intriguing social and material substrata. I am inspired by Athens as an artist therefore I am eager passing my knowledge and understanding to the artists and visitors I am hosting. I hold two degrees in Sculpture awarded by the University of Edinburgh and I have qualifications in Art history and history of architecture - Athens School of Fine Art. My tours and walks are interdisciplinary and mix a variety of fields; covering historical, artistic, architectural and psycho-geographical layers.
I am the founder of Snehta residency - Snehta is the first art residency in the city 2012 having hosted 86 artists from 16 countries. I am a practicing sculptor and have my studio in Kypseli. My role in the residency is to introduce artists into the vibrant art scene Athens has to offer whilst offering exposure to the cities intriguing social and material substrata. I am inspired by Athens as an artist therefore I am eager passing my knowledge and understanding to the artists and visitors I am h…
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Where you'll be

Metaxourgeio, Psiri, Monastiraki and Syntagma consist a cluster on their own full of cafes, restaurants and some of Athens' most important ancient sites (historical centre). Kolonaki, Exarcheia and Kypseli are one of Athens' oldest residencial areas where most of the commercial and artist run spaces are. Plateia Ag Georgiou is a central square in Kypseli.

2 reviews

Anat
September 2019Private booking
We had a lovely afternoon with Augustus who showed us some really interesting galleries and was very attentive to our specific wishes. His personal involvement in the current art scene as an artist added a lot .
Elizabeth
September 2019
Augustus's tour around Galleries in Athens was fantastic. He is an artist himself and very active and immersed in the diverse art scene in the city. He was connected to the people in the spaces and kindly introduced us which allowed great insight and understanding of all the exciting work which we were able to soak in. The places he took us were not easy to find, which made the experience more personal. He is incredibly kind, funny and easy to talk to, his English is perfect. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants a more personal experience and unique insight into the art scene in Athens, it left me feeling inspired.
Augustus's tour around Galleries in Athens was fantastic. He is an artist himself and very active and immersed in the diverse art scene in the city. He was connected to the people…

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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 17 and up can attend.

What to bring

walking shoes

sun cream