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Athens: History of Rebellion Walking Tour

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Explore iconic sites that bear witness to Athens’ history of struggle, from the city’s resistance against the Ottoman Empire to its modern fight for social justice.

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  • Immerse yourself in Athens' stories of rebellion
  • Get to know how Athenians' spirit of resistance was shaped by recent history
  • Explore the culturally diverse neighborhood of Exarchia, a hotbed of resistance
  • Connect with the city on a deeper level


Begin your tour in Monastiraki and transport yourself to an era when Athens was still under the grip of Ottoman rule. Discover the captivating stories of resistance that ignited the Greek Revolution just 200 years ago. As we stroll towards Syntagma, the very heartbeat of modern-day protests, get to know the heroic acts of individuals who became legends and the massive popular movements of Athenians hoping for freedom in the face of fascism, violence, and oppression. Next, explore the vibrant neighborhood of Exarchia, the current hotbed of resistance and activism that welcomes anarchists, refugees, the LGBT+ community, and artists. Immerse yourself in the community’s creative energy and learn about its important role in Athens’ battle for social justice. With each step, discover how Athens’ history of resistance has shaped the city we see today and continues to inspire its future.


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