Athens, City of Arts

Exploring
fine art and design
in contemporary Athens

Culture for the real world

View of Mount Lycabettus in Athens, Greece

A fantastic opportunity to explore a unique side of Athens and discover the city’s vibrant art scene. This is a cultural tour for art lovers and connoisseurs, for those who want to delve into modern and contemporary Greek art and treat themselves to an exclusive art experience in the Greek capital.

Athens, City of Arts will take you to some of the capital’s top art museums, give you the chance to spend an afternoon with a local artist in their workshop, and introduce you to the new generation of Greek artists and designers.

Exterior view of the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece

Seize the opportunity to discover what’s going on in Athens now, with a guided tour of a fascinating temporary exhibition at one of the city’s most prestigious museums, the Benaki MuseumOR — the Museum of Cycladic Art.

Part of the collection hosted in the Nikos Hatzikyriakos-Ghika Gallery in Athens, Greece

Discover the work of renowned Greek artist Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas, with a tour of the dedicated gallery that occupies the very building that was once his studio and home — OR — explore an interdisciplinary showcase of modern and contemporary art from Greece and abroad at the B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation, an exhibition and performance center housed in a stunning listed building the uniquely combines Greek neoclassicism and European architectural elements of the early 20th century.

A contemporary artist's kit, as seen in his workshop in Athens, Greece

Spend an afternoon with a local Greek artist in their workshop, in Monastiraki, the bustling commercial area of the Greek capital, to talk art and get a unique, behind-the-scenes look at contemporary art in Athens.

Everyday moments in Plaka district, Athens, Greece

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.

Church of Panagia Kapnikarea at Ermou street, Athens

the route

Athens, City of Arts


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