In most cities, art isn’t limited to museums these days. Athens is no exception. One of the world’s hottest destinations for graffiti artists, the city’s stunning street art is now part of the urban fabric. But it can creep upon you, too. Turn a corner and there, looming the full height of a five-storey building, is a giant mural.
Photo: Thomas Gravanis
Graffiti artists have splashed the city with colourful works that often make powerful political statements. We’ve chosen some of our favourites, but as you walk the streets, keep a look-out for many, many more.
By Maria Kostaki