Welcome to Exarchia, the neighbourhood you never knew you loved so much! Exarchia has an edgy alternative air, with its streets lined with bookshops, shops selling rare music and old guitars, and vintage artwork. Live performances of rembetika (Greek blues), jazz, and punk bands can be found at bars and clubs. An alternative atmosphere can be found on Valtetsiou Street, where tavernas and low-key Mediterranean restaurants can be found alongside.