Embark on unforgettable experiences and explore the hidden gems of Athens with our carefully curated selection of activities
A stroll down the streets of Kerameikos
Discover the vibrant and eclectic neighborhood of Kerameikos, where the past and present blend seamlessly in a fusion of creativity and culture. Just a 10-minute walk from Athens’ historic center, this trendy area is home to exciting restaurants with fusion concepts, up-and-coming artists, and weekly street markets bursting with flavor and excitement. The neighborhood’s laid-back, hippie-like atmosphere has become a magnet for locals and tourists alike, all drawn to its magical world where tradition and forward-looking creativity coexist happily together.
Founded in 2001, BIOS Cultural Organization has been a dynamic force in modern cultural production, emphasizing the expression of youth, the intersection of art and technology, and the transformation of urban environments. With venues in Pireos 84, Romantso, and Latraac, BIOS has curated a diverse range of events, including concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, workshops, and festivals, fostering the interconnection of various artistic fields.
Kerameikos Archaeoligical Site
Uncover the enigmatic secrets of Kerameikos, the ancient cemetery of Athens, which stands as a remarkable yet often overlooked archaeological site. This sacred resting place, in use from the 9th century BC to the Roman era, draws its name from the Greek word “keramos,” evoking the pottery workshops that once flourished here. Some legends even attribute the area’s name to Keramos, the local hero and offspring of Dionysus and Ariadne. Immerse yourself in the rich history and timeless allure of this captivating destination.
The Greek Film Archive Foundation
The GFA, a non-profit cultural organization, is dedicated to the exploration, preservation, and promotion of Greek and global cinematic treasures. Located in the renowned Gazi district and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, it serves as a contemporary hub for film research and screenings. Acting as both a museum and a digital library, the GFA fosters a passion for cinema among both current and future generations.
Explore the art exhibitions within Keramikos’ diverse gallery scene. Take a leisurely day of strolling through the captivating art spaces. For example, the Breeder—an architecturally stunning establishment designed by Aris Zambikos, featuring equally impressive exhibitions. Uncover the Municipal Art Gallery, once a thriving silk factory, which now houses the city’s extensive collection of contemporary artworks.
Museum of Traditional Pottery
Kerameikos not only reveals its ancient roots as a prominent pottery and sculptor’s hub but also unveils its historical significance as a thriving center for other artisans. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Greek pottery at this charming museum tucked away near the Kerameikos site. Housed in a picturesque neoclassical building, the museum showcases a captivating collection of over 4,500 contemporary Greek pottery pieces, allowing you to delve into the rich history of this craft.
Psirri / Gazi
Discover Athens’ vibrant nightlife scene by exploring the neighboring districts of Psirri and Gazi, where a mix of traditional and contemporary restaurants, cafes, and bars create a lively atmosphere.