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Athens: Graffiti city

A new vision for the Greek capital

  • November 19, 2017 11:56
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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The capital of Greece might be known for the Acropolis, but now when you enter into Athens what really surrounds everywhere is the graffiti. Nowadays it is difficult to find a corner intact by a graffiti spray.

If you are a fan of street art you can admire the stunning murals to streets covered with personalised tags. It isn’t just the walls: street signs, benches, dumpsters, restaurants and cafes, even the ancient rocks surrounding the Acropolis are painted by spray.

According to the citizens of Athens, the art form is a way to express widespread unrest following the economic debt crisis Greece suffered in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008.

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