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Exarcheia, Athens 106 81, Greece
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Exarcheia, an Artsy Insight into Athens Athens  Greece

Exarcheia, an Artsy Insight into Athens

Exarcheia is the most unique neighborhood in Athens, by far. It's not for everyone. It's gritty, graffiti-laden, and crawling with punk rock kids who are far more harmless than they appear.

But behind its rough exterior you'll find a dozen bookshops, tiny cafes where old men sit sipping Greek coffee, and an onslaught of art exhibits with political undertones. The neighborhood's cultural identity is diverse: you can smoke hookah with Syrians or you can dine with the artsy Greeks. Embrace every second of it.