Athens Exarchia

Information about Exarchia

Exarchia Athens: Exarhia is one of the most authentic and liveliest areas in the centre of Athens located between Omonia and Panepistimiou Ave. The small neighbourhood consists of cozy cafes and traditional Greek taverns serving delicious meals.

Small restaurants, known as mezedopolia with live Greek music are hidden in the narrow streets of Exarhia but they are the best places to enjoy the folklore music of Athens. Underground bars and night clubs for all music tastes can be discovered here. During the 1960s-1970s, Exarhia used to be the cultural centre of the town, where most of the Greek artists, poets and writers lived.

Gradually the area developed a bad reputation, being the centre of many conflicts among the Greek political parties. Today, it is known as a fashionable, easy-going place attracting mostly young people.

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How to get to Exarchia

There are many ways to reach Exarchia, from any location in Athens.
Airport to Exarchia: 30.2 km / 18.7 miles | Piraeus port to Exarchia: 11.6 km / 7.2 miles | Syntagma square to Exarchia: 2.2 km / 1.3 miles

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Athens transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 693 881 8288, 0030 694 597 2090, 0030 690 943 9292 or book your taxi online.

On foot: As Exarchia is located in a central area of Athens, it can be easily reached on foot from Omonia metro station or Panepistimiou Avenue, in less than 15 minutes.

By metro: The closest metro station is “Omonia” on line 2. Get a map of the metro here.

By bus/trolleybus: The closest bus stop is “Platia Exarchion” of the bus line 035. Check the routes and the official timetables on OASA Telematics.

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