Discover a city within a city by following the old often-overlooked exit signs of the passageways in the heart of Athens.
Let Natassa Pappa, the author of the guidebook Into Stoas, guide you and walk together in the intermediate of the Athenian urban fabric, a space that even locals leave unnoticed.
- Walk in the underlying network of stoas, rich in juxtaposed architectural styles from antiquity up to today.
- Get to know about the transformation of the city and how locals still connect with it.
- Learn all about vernacular typography, the disappearing exit signs, and how people choose to navigate in the city.
- Discover unique family stores and the city’s urban myths while grasping the stoas’ character.
Starting point Syntagma
any day except Sundays
Duration 2 hours
Pick your day Our walking tours are only private, with up to 8 people. For bigger groups, university field trips and company team building, contact us directly.
“Fans of typography, architecture and quirky old shops will love her Into Stoas trips.”
Athens city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants, The Guardian
“You may end up discovering something more than a city; you may end up discovering yourself.”
Follow the Exit Sign, Greece Is
“Natassa Pappa has found a way to import some of that order into the grit and chaos of downtown Athens.”
A design for life, e-kathimerini
A tour that submerges you in capsules of space-time, Ling magazine
“Learning about the labyrinth of Athens and the culture and history of its ‘stoas’ is one of the most fascinating of all my explorations into the urban makeup of the city.”
72 Hours in modern Athens – the misunderstood metropolis, Borders of Adventure