Athens Audio Walk ­čÄž #2: Laid-back squares, modern art and landmark architecture

Highlights

Listen as the fascinating stories behind the laid-back squares, modern art and landmark architecture unfold on a curated ­čÄž audio walk along one of AthensÔÇÖ busiest main arterial avenues.

Part of ÔÇśThe City is the MuseumÔÇÖ audio walk  project by the Municipality of Athens, this walk offers an immersive way of seeing the city using Google Maps with sound to create a whole new experience. 

In ÔÇśA city of contrastsÔÇÖ, an entrepreneur duo, an art gallery owner, an artist & web developer and an Olympic marathon runner share their favourite places and stories that make Athens an exciting and modern city.

Total distance: 3 km

Estimated walking time (including audio): 2.5 hours

Number of stops: 9

Areas explored:

  • Mavili Square
  • Vassilissis Sofias Avenue 
  • Pangrati
  • The National Garden
     
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Stop 1: Mavili Square

Christos Fasseas and Dimitris Anagnostou introduce vibrant Mavili Square and talk about finding inspiration in traditional Greek flavours.

Stop 2: Eleftherias Park, Vassilisis Sofias Ave

Enjoy the view as you listen to tips on what to see close by and further afield in Athens.

Stop 3: Megalis tou Genous Scholis Squ

This iconic glass sculpture, created by Kostas Varotsos in 1988, can be found at one of the cityÔÇÖs busiest road intersections.

Stop 4: The National Gallery, 50 Vassileos Konstantinou Ave

Art curator and gallery owner Helena Papadopoulos talks to us about the growing Athenian modern art scene.

Stop 5: Japanese Garden, 12 Niriidon St

Take a break in the Japanese Garden, an oasis of cool and calm in this busy metropolis.

Stop 6: 1 Rizari St

Residential Pangrati is brimming with youthful energy thanks to its restaurants, lively cafes and an increasing number of museums and cultural spaces.

Stop 7: Proskopon Squ

Listen to Eliza Soroga and Thodoris Tsirkas talk about their art project 'Digital Pagakia' (benches), creating a storytelling ÔÇślibraryÔÇÖ in the heart of the city.

Stop 8: Panathenaic Stadium, Vassileos Konstantinou Ave

Olympic marathon runner Maria Polyzou shares tips about running in Athens and why itÔÇÖs grown in popularity in recent years.

Stop 9: The National Garden

Our walk ends outside The National Garden. The former Royal Garden is a green oasis in the heart of the city.
 

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