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Athens Walking Tour: Understanding Homelessness & Perseverance

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  • Explore the hidden side of Athens while supporting vulnerable populations and cultural heritage preservation..Follow Tasos, a street worker and advocate for the homeless, through a different side of Athens..Experience how locals and immigrants alike enjoy coffee shops, bars, and the city streets, despite the effects of the refugee crisis and economic crisis.
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Explore the vibrant Athenian spirit by exploring the most “hidden” places in Athens, where tourists rarely venture. Follow Tasos, a local street worker who founded the Social Street Work project of the Emfasis Foundation and other non-profit organizations that benefit the homeless population of Athens, through the streets of Athens to uncover a side of the city you would never find on your own. Learn about the difficulties the homeless people in Athens face, and the impact that both the economic and refugee crisis had on the city.This tour is not just about the struggles of the homeless, however--see the perseverance of Greek spirit through hard times as you see how locals have fun and let loose in the city at night. With Tasos' guidance, you will be introduced to an Athens far off the beaten path from the typical tourist sites. Visit authentic restaurants, cool industrial-designed bars and coffee shops frequented by locals, and the neighborhoods of Metaxourgeio, Gazi and Kerameikos, where immigrants and locals coexist.
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