Inspirational photos from Athens art...inspiration... Athens

Athens is a paradise for those who like to relax, eat and photograph an authentic atmosphere.
In this post you will find 40 inspirational photos I took in Athens, which will help you understand the visibility and unique aesthetics of the city so colorful and diverse – Athens, Greece.

If you are a fan of street art and graffiti and want to know which are the most interesting neighborhoods in Athens – you are welcome to take a look at a post dedicated to the subject.

Similar to the streets and historic buildings of Tel Aviv’s Florentin district, the architecture in most Athens neighborhoods is dilapidated. The walls, signs, objects, and streets of every district in Athens are covered in graffiti – containing tags and slogans. In fact, it would be challenging to find a spot inside the city that has not been subjected to spray painting sometime over the previous two decades.

As a cultural hub, Athens is often regarded as a major center for street art and graffiti. An energetic and exciting street art movement coexists with the remnants of an old civilization. As a result, there are many massive murals with millions of graffiti tags woven into them, leading to the integration of historic buildings with the contemporary urban landscape. Poor and desolate areas plagued by drug and sex crimes next to upscale retail complexes selling expensive foreign labels and visited by tourists. Architectural neglect and emptiness are at the foothills of magnificent historical landmarks.

The community of local and international graffiti artists who paint in the city, give color to its walls, tell a narrative, and present a more hopeful and colorful message is rising in tandem with these desperate youths. Throughout the districts of Athens, you will come across scores of magnificent murals painted on whole buildings.

Plaka, Gazi, Monastiraki, Exarcheia, Agios Ioannis Rentis, Anafiotika, and the walls along the Piraeus metro line are the best places to see street art and graffiti in Athens. The neighborhoods of Exarchia, Monastiraki, Psyri, Anafiotika, Gazi, Neos Kosmos, Omonia, Exarhia, and Rentis are also areas to experience Greek graffiti.

This post is part of a dedicated series of 3 posts on street art  in Athens:

List of street artists participating in the series of 3 posts: Graffiti and street art in Athens: Ino, Rtmone, Fikos, Oré, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Woozy, Kez, Sonke
WD (Wild Drawings), Dimitris Taxis, SimpleG, Alex Martinez, Insane51, Sonke,, Stmts, Gonzalo Borondo, Simoni Fontana, Pavlos Tsankonas, Loukanikos

About me

My name is a Dror Hadadi and I have always loved and been attracted to the subversion art of graffiti. The urban art, which takes place in the public space 24/7, captivates my heart.

In my view, graffiti, is a free entry ticket to a global exhibition that is constantly changing, growing and evolving.

The graffiti creates and drives an artistic dialogue between the viewer, the architecture and the urban life. Sometimes graffiti disrupts, hurts,
and shatters its presence on the wall. Sometimes it brings the public wall to life, allowing us a colorful and exciting glimpse into the graffiti artist's private world – and our own world as viewers.
In both cases, instant communication and dialogue is created between the viewer and the message left for him on the wall.
The graffiti, due to its presence in the urban-public space, engages in dialogue with us on a daily basis, enabling us to communicate with the space near us, which serves as decor for our living and urban environment.


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