Discover with Munchies Art Club Magazine Athens art scene | Piraeus port

Explore the art scene in the Ancient Greek port of Piraeus. Discover a new, growing and promising contemporary cultural hub. We visited the Rodeo, the Intermission and the Carwan galleries on a small street just off the bustling port of Piraeus. There, on Polidefkous street they turned old warehouses into exciting contemporary art spaces not to be missed.

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Piraeus Port and its growing art scene

The Munchies Art Club went to Athens for a short trip and was excited to finally get the opportunity to visit three prominent galleries in the harbor area called Piraeus.

Take the time to discover the art scene in the Ancient Greek port, developing steadily into a new contemporary cultural hub.

We visited the exceptional galleries Rodeo, Intermission and Carwan all located on just one small warehouse filled street, a block away from the port.

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Polidefkous street, Pireas 185 45, Greece  | Image @Munchies Art Club 

This small street just off the bustling port of Piraeus, first became famous for harboring one of the best wine bars in town.

The Paleo Wine bar was later followed by the galleries, bringing a new art and cultural scene to life.

RODEO GALLERY | PIRAEUS

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The Rodeo gallery | Image @Munchies Art Club 

The Rodeo gallery is a contemporary art gallery with spaces in London and Piraeus.

The gallery was first established in Istanbul by the incredible Sylvia Kouvali in 2007.  Sylvia Kouvali is best known in the art industry as owning the Midas touch and is admired for her visions and projects internationally. 

In 2014 the Rodeo opened in London, after closing the Istanbul gallery. First located in Soho, the gallery recently moved to Mayfair. The London gallery was followed by the gallery in Piraeus, in 2018.

The Rodeo gallery offers a selection of international and Greek contemporary artists in its space, which was formerly a warehouse, and redesigned for the gallery by the Swiss architect Etienne Descloux.

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The Rodeo gallery | Image @Munchies Art Club 
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Iman Issa | Rodeo gallery Piraeus Installation view | Image @Munchies Art Club 
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Rodeo Gallery

41 Polidefkous

18545 Piraeus, Greece

THE INTERMISSION | PIRAEUS

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Intermission Piraeus  | Image @Munchies Art Club 

Just a few steps from the Rodeo is the Intermission gallery, founded by Artemis Baltoyianni, a friend of the Rodeo gallery owner Sylvia Kouvali. 

On our visit, the gallery was representing the artist Cooper Jacoby and his representing French Fitzpatrick gallery.

Artemis Baltoyiannis’ exciting concept invites the artists along with their galleries to create shows for her audience at the Piraeus space.

Artemis Baltoyianni organizes collaborations with galleries globally including them in her visions of a developing Piraeus art scene. 

The Intermission gallery won the interiors 2021 Gold Award for its design by Kokorelia Architects

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Cooper Jacoby and the Fitzpatrick gallery | Sun is Bile exhibition | Intermission gallery | Image @Munchies Art Club 

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Intermission gallery

Polidefkous 37A

Piraeus 18545, Greece

CARWAN GALLERY | PIRAEUS

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The Carwan gallery Piraeus | Image credit @ Munchies Art Club

The contemporary design gallery Carwan was founded 2011 in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2020 the architect and curator Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte, and the architect Quentin Moyse settled with their gallery in Piraeus, Greece. There, just a short walking distance from the lively harbor, they took over an old warehouse on the Polidefkous street, which they renovated together, preserving as much as they possibly could from its original state. 

Today the Carwan Gallery is a key player amongst the top design galleries world wide. It focuses on promoting and producing avant-garde design from the near east regions and beyond. Carwan focuses on cross-cultural collaborations, between architects, artists, designers, cultural organizations, institutions, specialized press, collectors and patrons. Participating at important design and art fairs globally, including Dubai, Basel, London and Miami, as well as museums and art centers.

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Carwan Gallery

Polydefkous 39, Piraeus
18 545, Athens, Greece

The Polidefkous street home to Piraeus top art galleries

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PALEO WINE BAR

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The first to open on the now famed Polidefkous street off the Piraeus port, was the Paleo Wine Bar making quite an impact.

Giannis Kaimenakis created a place where the main focus lies on his exquisite collection of wine.

There is also a small selection of dishes to accompany the wine, in a wonderful setting.

Open Monday to Saturday from 18:30 

Closed on Sunday

Reserving in advance is advised

Paleo Wine Bar

Polidefkous 39, Piraeus

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YPEROKEANIO FISH TAVERNA

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Yperokeanio Fish Taverna | Piraeus | Image credit @ Munchies Art Club

If it is lunch you are looking for, then take the 20 minute walk across the port to the other side and visit the Yperokeanio fish tavern, with incredible seafood, atmosphere and excellent prices.

Yperokeanio Fish Taverna

Chatzikuriakou Marias 48, Piraeus

Reserving in advance is advised.