From stunning murals to personalized tags, prolific street artists in Athens, Greece have covered nearly every surface with paint.
Stroll through Plaka, Monastiraki, and Psiri, and you will find many businesses and abandoned homes covered in graffiti. It’s surreal to see once beautiful, traditional homes plastered with tags. From the looks of the places in the photos below, one might think they are located in unsafe neighborhoods, but they aren’t. Wall-to-wall graffiti is simply a common sight in Athens these days.
Neglected buildings and doors are prime targets for street artists. But don’t worry, if you visit Athens you will find plenty of homes in lovingly restored condition. Taggers tend to leave them alone.