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Exarcheia, Athens: 11 Photos From a Remarkable Neighborhood

Last Updated on November 22, 2020 by Nina Ahmedow

me on strefi hill with a view of athens behind me

With the possibility of a new lockdown coming soon, I decided to go out and take some pictures in my old neighborhood Exarcheia in Athens. Exarcheia, Athens is known as the Greek capital’s anarchist neighborhood and is a very lively area in the center of the city. Here you can find various eateries, bookstores, and cafés, as the area is slowly gentrifying. However, it is also still the center of the anti-fascist, leftist, and refugee rights movement in Greece.

Photos From Exarcheia, Athens

memorial plaques for alexis grigoropoulos and berkin elvan in exarcheia, athens
view of athens and the acropolis from strefi hill
capitalism must fall street art
kallidromiou street athens
black-and-white photo of me
hamburg g20 graffiti in exarcheia athens
street art in exarcheia athens
selfie of us on strefi hill
snickers ice cream cake from cats & monsters in athens, greece
view of athens, greece from strefi hill

And if photos are not enough for you to get a feel for the neighborhood here’s a short video of us on Lofos Strefi and walking through Exarcheia for some vegan food. With the ongoing pandemic, these are things that feel more responsible than eating indoors or traveling. For more things to do in Athens, make sure you check out my vegan restaurant guide to Athens, things to do on your layover in Athens, and my post on what it’s like to live in Athens.

A Video From Exarcheia, Athens


  • Reply
    Lily Fang
    November 2, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    So happy to see you back, Nina! Exarcheia seems like such a cool place to visit with such important history. I’ll have to go if I ever make it to Greece. Your food looks so mouthwatering, and I’m so impressed at all those vegan flavors. The Snickers ice cream cake sounds like something I’d love to have.

    • Reply
      Nina Ahmedow
      November 3, 2020 at 10:23 am

      I hope you get a chance to come before the conservative government completely destroys it. They’re working hard towards more gentrification. 🙁

  • Reply
    Emma Muldoon
    November 3, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Beautiful photos, Nina. It was lovely to see your old neighbourhood of Exarcheia. I loved watching your video and seeing all the amazing vegan food. It looked so good – I especially liked the sound of the snickers ice cream 🙂

    • Reply
      Nina Ahmedow
      November 4, 2020 at 10:40 am

      Thank you, Emma!!

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