Athens Jewish Heritage
Athens is not known for its Jewish community but Jewish presence has been proven in Athens during the Hellenistic period, just as in Alexandria.
This tour is for people that follow the Jewish Heritage, even in less known places.
Itinerary( 3 days )
Your tour’s schedule in detail:
Arrive in Athens
Upon arrival in Athens, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Balance of the day is at leisure.
Jewish heritage [duration approx. 3.5hours]
The first archeological evidence of Jewish presence in Greece is a 300-250 B.C.E. inscription from Attica. When in Thessalonica, Apostle Paul found a well-organized Jewish Community, as in many other Greek cities, including Philippi, Veria, Corinth and probably Athens.
This morning we will go back to time but also talk about the contemporary Jewish community in Athens. We will walk through the Ancient Agora where archaeologists believe they have identified a synagogue dating to the third century C.E.
Then we will walk to the Jewish Museum, hosted in a newly renovated neoclassical house in the Plaka. A large collection of documents, clothing, and religious artifacts from the Romaniote and Sephardic communities is displayed here by theme and by floor.
Your afternoon is free to enjoy this vibrant city on your own pace. Wander in Plaka, the oldest district in Athens. It is also mentioned as "Gods' district”, with outstanding scenery. Scout the Monastiraki flea Market for everything from kitsch souvenirs to antique prints, second hand-vinyl and vintage army surplus.
For dinner, visit Lycavittos hill or one of the numerous roof top restaurants to enjoy the magnificent night view to the Acropolis.
Arrangements terminate with breakfast at the hotel and check out.
Departure / Return location
Daily except Saturdays
Most sites in Greece involve extended walking and/or slippery surfaces.
Therefore we strongly suggest wearing comfortable sturdy shoes.
Sunscreen, hat and water are also good “travel companions”.
Due to extend walking and slippery surfaces please inform us if you have walking disabilities or using a wheelchair before booking this tour.
- Arrival transfer [from the Athens airport or port of Piraeus].
- 2 nights’ accommodation in Athens, at hotel category of your choice.
- Breakfast daily.
- All hotel taxes and services [except the accommodation tax to be paid directly]. [link]
- English speaking qualified guide.
- Entrance fee to the Jewish museum.
- 24hrs Assistance phone number.
- Travel Insurance
- Departure transfer on Day 3
- Accommodation tax
- Anything not clearly mentioned above as included.
Jewish museum & Synagogue
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