Starting Point: Kolonaki Square/ Filikis Eterias Square (next to the British Council)
10:20 – 11:00
A chance to explore what’s going on in Athens now, by visiting a periodical exhibition of one of the two most prestigious museums of the city, the Benaki Museum ORthe Museum of Cycladic Art.
11:15 – 12:15
Visit the gallery dedicated to the work of the famous Greek artist Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas, who once lived and worked in the very building — OR — explore an interdisciplinary showcase of modern and contemporary art from Greece and abroad at the B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation, which boasts multiple exhibition and performance spaces housed in a stunning listed building that uniquely combines Greek neoclassicism and European architectural elements of the early 20th century.
12:15 – 13:00
Walk down Ermou Street (the street of Mercury). Hermes (Mercury), the god of commerce and protector of merchants, gave his name to the street where the heart of commercial Athens beats.
13:00 – 14:00
Meet the Artist – Visit the workshop of a contemporary Artist* who lives and works in the center of Athens for a truly unique chance to view his work at first hand. Chat about the Athens art scene and see the capital through the eyes of someone who is living and creating art in neighborhoods where artists have converted old industrial buildings into living spaces and workshops.
14:00 – 15:30
Break for Lunch – The tour breaks for a brief period and you can make your own arrangements for lunch. Whether you want to sit down to a full meal or grab a snack on the go whilst exploring the neighborhood, our Field Experts have plenty of recommendations for great local restaurants of all sorts and types.
15:30 – 17:00
Explore the heart of the city’s art community—the downtown neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki, and Psirri—where Greek traditions meet contemporary design and aesthetics to produce stunning results: art objects, social spaces, artfully crafted everyday items, and a whole new take on souvenirs.
Ending Point: Syntagma Square
* Hosting artists rotate frequently due to their production schedules and travel commitments.
** In the event of rain, the tour will still go head and alternative activities will be offered.