Athens Exarchia

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General information

Exarchia Athens: Exarchia is one of the most authentic and liveliest areas in the center of Athens, located between Omonia and Panepistimiou Avenues.
In the small neighborhood, you will find lots of cozy cafes and traditional Greek taverns, serving delicious meals.

The lively area of Exarchia is where the heart of the alternative culture of Athens beats.
It has a multicultural atmosphere and it is a political and commercial center for the city.
Strolling around, you will see a typical Athenian urban landscape, with busy streets and politically charged graffiti and street art.

Exarchia started developing in the late 19th century and was named after the owner of an old local store.
From the 1960s to the 1970s, Exarchia used to be the cultural center of the city, since many renowned Greek artists, poets and writers used to live there.
Gradually, the area started to gain a bad reputation, having been the center of many political conflicts and protests.
With the establishment of restaurants, bars and clubs, the area started becoming more fashionable and a popular meeting point, especially among young people.

What to do in Exarchia

Small restaurants, known as mezedopolia with live Greek music are hidden in the narrow streets of Exarchia and they are among the best places to enjoy the folk music of Athens.
Underground bars and nightclubs for all music tastes can also be discovered here, making the area popular for its intense nightlife.
You will also discover all kinds of shops, for gadgets, books, antiques and vintage clothing.

Places of interest worth visiting in Exarchia include the National Archaeological Museum and the National Technical University of Athens.

Best Hotels & Accommodations

Athens Connection


Well-equipped apartments with private kitchenettes with a modern style are offered by Connection Apartments in Exarchia, in the center of the city. Many bars, restaurants, and other facilities are located in the area near the hotel. For your accommodation, modern amenities will be at your disposal.


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