Description of the half-day private Jewish tour in Athens
Athens Holocaust Memorial
The private tour starts in the morning.
Your driver will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship and will drive you to the heart of Athens, where you can see the Old synagogue of Athens built in 1904.
You will also visit the New Synagogue built in 1935, as well as the memorial of the holocaust. Close to it you can see the Ancient cemetery of Keramikos from 8th century BC.
After the visit to the Synagogue, you will head towards Plaka, one of the most beautiful parts of the city, with lovely little houses and shops.
Jewish museum of Greece in Athens
You will also get to see the new Jewish Museum, which is considered one of the most important Jewish museums in Europe, due to its architecture but also due to the items commemorating the Holocaust, and the interesting collection of Hebrew books and artifacts (website of the Jewish museum of Greece).
After Plaka, the private tour will take you to the Acropolis, which is considered the trademark of the city. Passing by the gates of the Holy Rock of Athens you will see the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the temple of Erechtheion with the Maidens, and of course the highlight of the tour, the Parthenon, which is the perfect example of classic architecture.
Later on, the private tour will continue to the center of the city, taking you to the central Syntagma square, where you can see the Parliament of Greece (ex Royal Palace), the National Gardens, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The private Jewish tour in Athens runs every day, however, you should note that the Jewish Museum is closed on Saturdays and the Synagogue holds the Sabbath services. On Sundays the New Synagogue is closed, and the old Synagogue is closed both on Saturdays and Sundays.
What is included in our Jewish tours in Athens
- Pick-up service from your hotel or cruise ship
- An English-speaking driver with a solid knowledge of history and culture of Greece
- Toll road fees, fuel charges and all taxes
What is not included in our Jewish tours in Athens
- Entrance fees to archaeological sites and museums
- Meals & drinks
- The Synagogues do not have entrance fees, but you will be asked to make a donation.
- An official licensed tour guide