Exarchia is an historic urban area between Kolonaki and mount Lycabettus with an intense personality still fascinating today. People here want to have a good time and know exactly how to do just that, which is why the quarter has a distinctly friendly atmosphere. Irrespective of your budget, you will surely find various ways to spend your time creatively in Exarchia, exchange views and mainly just have fun.
Several neoclassical buildings, some deserted and others well kept, small stores reminiscent of old Athens, cafés with a distinct character, authentic little taverns, modern spots for street food, places to enjoy a glass of raki with honey or delicious tit bits, well informed bookstores and record stores, alternative hairdressers and atmospheric bars compose a unique and colourful setting.
This is an area mainly…rebellious, with an intense temperament, filled with galleries, print shops, art and culture centres, a city within the city supporting a culture of independence, an area that is alive, colourful, noisy and bohemian! It is not surprising that Exarchia was included in the list of the ten coolest areas of Europe by the Independent!