The Jewish Holocaust Memorial in Athens

An Impressive 8-hour Full-Day Jewish tour in Athens

Experience an Impressive 8-hour Full-Day Jewish tour in Athens. This full-day tour offers a unique opportunity to delve into the city’s rich Jewish history and visit some of Europe’s most significant Jewish landmarks. Combining the highlights of Athens with a tour of its Jewish sites and synagogues, this private tour guarantees a comprehensive and captivating experience.

Whether you are planning a family reunion, synagogue group trip, private excursion, or institutional event, trust Jewish Tours in Athens to curate an exceptional adventure from beginning to end. Our expertise in organizing exclusive programs in Athens is second to none, and we are eager to continue crafting memorable experiences for years to come.

What you will see during this photography tour in Athens

  • Jewish Synagogue,
  • The Jewish Holocaust memorial,
  • The Jewish Museum,
  • The Acropolis of Athens,
  • Panathenaic Stadium,
  • Greek Parliament,
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,
  • Lycabettus Hill,
  • Plaka.

Panoramic Sightseeing Highlights (from inside the vehicle)

Hadrian’s Arch, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Syntagma Square, National Garden, Catholic Cathedral, Academy of Fine Arts, University of Athens, National Library, and Kolonaki, the prestigious area of Athens.

Embark on a journey through Athens that blends historical discovery with the luxury and ease of a private vehicle for a full day of exploration and excitement.

  • The hidden treasures of the city through the eyes of the locals
  • The numerous chances for amazing photos in Athens
  • The Jewish Museum in Athens
  • The Jewish Synagogues in the city
  • The Acropolis: Experience the grandeur of the Parthenon, Propylaea, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Theater of Dionysus, and Mars Hill/Areopagus.
  • Historic Athens: See the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Panathenaic Stadium, the former Royal Palace, and witness the changing of the guard at the Greek Parliament and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • Plaka: This historic district, with its cobblestone streets, neoclassical architecture, and vibrant atmosphere, is a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the vibrant city of Athens.
  • Panoramic Views: Enjoy breathtaking views of Athens from Lycabettus Hill on a panoramic sightseeing tour that includes highlights such as Hadrian’s Arch, Syntagma Square, the National Garden and more.

Exploring the Vibrant Culture of Athens’ Jewish Community!

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The ancient cemetery of Keramikos in Athens, Greece

A Tale of Resilience, and Survival of Jewish community!

Community in Athens; Nestled in the heart of Greece’s capital city lies a hidden gem – the Jewish community of Athens. Steeped in history and tradition, this close-knit community has a story to tell that stretches back for centuries. From ancient origins to modern-day resilience, the Jewish community of Athens is a testament to strength, perseverance, and cultural richness.

The history of the Jewish community in Athens dates back to antiquity, with records of Jewish presence in the city as early as the 3rd century BCE. Over the centuries, the community has faced persecution, exile, and discrimination, yet it has always found a way to persevere and thrive. From the Byzantine era to the Ottoman rule and the tumultuous 20th century, the Jewish community in Athens has weathered many storms, emerging stronger and more resilient each time.

Cultural Treasures and Traditions; One of the most fascinating aspects of the Jewish community in Athens is its rich cultural heritage. From traditional Sephardic cuisine to vibrant festivals and celebrations, the community’s traditions are a tapestry of flavors, colors, and customs that have been passed down through generations.

Whether it’s the annual Hanukkah menorah lighting in the historic Jewish quarter or the lively Purim festivities, the Jewish community of Athens is a vibrant hub of cultural expression and celebration.

Unveiling the Rich History of Jewish Synagogues in Athens

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Jewish community in Athens Greece

The Hidden Gems of Jewish Synagogues in Athens

The city tour starts early in the morning from your hotel or the cruise terminal accordingly.

The driver will bring you to the heart of the city where you can visit the two Synagogues of Athens: the old one, built-in 1904, which is an interesting building to see (NOT in use), and the New Synagogue built in 1935 and renovated in the 1970s, where masses still take place.

The New Synagogue of Athens is an impressive neoclassic building, with marble elements of exquisite quality. Visit the memorial of the holocaust and the ancient cemetery from the 8th century BC.

The private Jewish tour in Athens will continue taking you to a historical part of Athens, the neighborhood of Plaka built at the feet of the Acropolis.

In Plaka, you will have ample time to walk, wander around its nice little streets with the numerous shops. Here you will have the chance to visit the best Jewish Museum in Europe. The Jewish Museum in Athens!

Unveiling the Rich History of Jewish Synagogues in Athens

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Etz Hayyim Synagogue in Athens Greece

Discover the Rich History of Etz Hayyim Synagogue in Athens

If you find yourself wandering through the vibrant streets of Athens, Greece, make sure to take a moment to visit the hidden gem that is the Etz Hayyim Synagogue. Nestled in the heart of the city, this historic synagogue holds a rich and storied past that is sure to captivate visitors from all walks of life.

Unveiling the History. Dating back to the 19th century, the Etz Hayyim Synagogue stands as a symbol of the enduring Jewish community in Athens. Originally built in 1904, this architectural masterpiece showcases a unique blend of Sephardic and Ashkenazi influences, reflecting the diverse heritage of the Jewish people who have called Athens’s home for centuries.

Cultural Hub. Beyond its architectural splendor, the Etz Hayyim Synagogue serves as a vibrant cultural hub for the Jewish community in Athens. From religious services and ceremonies to educational programs and cultural events, this synagogue plays a pivotal role in preserving and celebrating Jewish traditions in the heart of the city.

Plan Your Visit
If you are eager to explore the rich history and cultural heritage of the Etz Hayyim Synagogue, be sure to plan your visit accordingly. The synagogue is open to visitors during select hours, offering guided tours that provide valuable insights into its past and present significance.

A Spiritual Haven: Exploring The Beth Salom Synagogue’s Significance

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The Beth Shalom Synagogue in Athens Greece

Exploring the Rich History of the Beth Shalom Synagogue in Athens

Nestled in the heart of Athens, Greece, lies a hidden gem that holds a significant place in the country’s Jewish history – the Beth Shalom Synagogue. This beautiful synagogue is not only a place of worship but also a symbol of resilience and endurance for the Jewish community in Greece.

The Beth Shalom Synagogue in Athens is a historic landmark. It serves as a symbol of the Jewish community’s resilience and endurance in Greece. The synagogue’s architecture reflects a blend of cultural influences, showcasing a unique blend of tradition and modernity. The building stands as a testament to the rich history and cultural heritage of the Jewish people in Athens.

Uncovering the History, The Beth Shalom Synagogue was established in 1935 by the Sephardic Jews who had settled in Athens. It was built during a time when the Jewish community in Greece was flourishing and thriving. The synagogue’s architecture is a blend of traditional Sephardic design elements and Greek influences, making it a unique and striking structure in the city.

Athens’ Tribute to History: The Holocaust Memorial Unveiled

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The Memorial of the Holocaust in Athens

Honoring the Past: Exploring the Holocaust Memorial in Athens

The Memorial of the Holocaust in Athens stands as a powerful tribute to the millions of lives lost during one of the darkest chapters in human history.

The memorial serves as a solemn reminder of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust, honoring the victims and ensuring that their stories are never forgotten. Its presence in Athens is a symbol of remembrance and a call to never allow such horrors to happen again.

Unveiling the Rich History of the Jewish Museum in Athens

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The Jewish Museum in Athens

Exploring the Treasures Within

Nestled in the heart of Athens, Greece, lies a hidden gem that offers a glimpse into the rich and vibrant history of the Jewish community in the city – the Jewish Museum of Greece. This cultural institution stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the Jewish people in Greece and showcases their contributions to the country’s cultural heritage.

As you step through the doors of the Jewish Museum in Athens, you are greeted by a world of artifacts, documents, and exhibits that tell the story of the Jewish community in Greece from antiquity to modern times. From traditional religious objects to personal belongings of Greek Jews who perished in the Holocaust, each item on display serves as a poignant reminder of the resilience and strength of the Jewish people.

A Journey Through Time, one of the highlights of a visit to the Jewish Museum is the opportunity to learn about the history of the Jewish community in Athens and its significant impact on Greek society. Through interactive exhibits and multimedia presentations, visitors can trace the evolution of Jewish life in the city, from the early settlements in ancient times to the challenges faced during World War II and the post-war era.
Preserving Memory, Inspiring Hope; The Jewish Museum of Greece plays a crucial role in preserving the memory of the Holocaust and honoring the lives lost during this dark chapter in history.

Athens Acropolis

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The Acropolis of Athens

The Cradle of the western civilization!

Your personalized tour of Athens begins bright and early, departing from your accommodation or preferred location, such as your cruise terminal.

The pinnacle of our tour awaits – the awe-inspiring Acropolis of Athens, with its iconic Parthenon.

Here, we will marvel at the majestic Propylaea, the elegant Temple of Athena Nike, and the renowned Erechtheion, known for its infamous Caryatid statues and the exquisite Porch of Maidens.

Savor the Flavors of Greek Cuisine

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No trip to Athens is complete without sampling the famous Greek cuisine. Indulge in a delicious lunch at a charming Athenian restaurant or tavern, where you’ll feast on the vibrant colors and delicious flavors of Greece’s most iconic dishes, all prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

From the classic Greek salad with juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers and creamy feta cheese to the succulent souvlaki skewers and comforting moussaka, each bite will transport your taste buds to a world of culinary bliss. Pair your meal with a refreshing glass of Greek wine or a traditional spirit like ouzo and immerse yourself in the warm, inviting atmosphere of authentic Greek hospitality.

The Area of Plaka

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Plaka, Athens Greece

Plaka, the neighborhood of the Gods!

After the Acropolis, explore the colorful Plaka neighborhood, known for its charming cafes and amazing shops.

Plaka is one of the most picturesque areas of the city, where you can find lovely coffee shops to relax and browse tourist shops for memorable souvenirs to bring back home.

Immerse yourself in the quaint atmosphere of this historic district at the foot of the Acropolis.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and House of Parliament

The tour continues to significant landmarks like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the House of Parliament at Syntagma Square.

Witness the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a monument dedicated to Greek soldiers who died in service.

Admire the neoclassical architecture of the Old Royal Palace, which now houses the Hellenic Parliament.

Panathenaic Stadium

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Driving towards the Panathenaic Stadium, you’ll pass the imposing Hadrian’s Arch.

The Panathenaic Stadium, also known as Kallimarmaron, hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. It is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble. Learn about its fascinating history and imagine the excitement of ancient athletic competitions.

Trilogy of Athens

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On Panepistimiou Avenue, see the Trilogy of Athens – the Academy, University, and National Library.

These neoclassical buildings are architectural gems. The Academy features statues of Athena and Apollo, while the University is the oldest higher education institution in Greece. The National Library holds an extensive collection of books and manuscripts.

Kolonaki and Lycabettus Hill

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Experience modern Athens in the fashionable Kolonaki district, known for its upscale boutiques, trendy cafes, and art galleries. This chic neighborhood is a favorite among locals and offers a glimpse into contemporary Athenian life. Stroll along the tree-lined streets and enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere.

The tour concludes at Lycabettus Hill, the highest point in Athens. Take in stunning panoramic views of the city from this vantage point. Snap memorable photos and admire Athens from above, with its mix of ancient monuments and modern buildings stretching out before you. This final stop provides a perfect ending to your comprehensive tour of the city.

Special Notes:

Opening hours:

Synagogue of Athens: Monday to Friday 08:30 AM – 01:30 PM (from the outside as it is closed for visitors due to the war in Israel – Gasa)
The Jewish Museum: Monday to Friday 09:00 AM – 02:30 PM & Sunday 10:00 AM – 02:00PM

Plan Your Visit

  • If you are eager to explore the rich history and cultural heritage of the Beth Shalom Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, and the Acropolis be sure to plan your visit accordingly.
  • The Synagogue (from the outside as it is closed for visitors due to the war in Israel – Gasa) and the Jewish Museum is open to visitors during selected hours.
  • In the Jewish Museum is offering guided tours that provide valuable insights into its past and present significance.
  • To get into the Acropolis, it is essential to get the entrance tickets booked in advance!

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Why a private tour?


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 the history and culture of Greece
  • Toll road fees, fuel charges

What is not included in our Jewish tours in Athens

  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites and museums
  • Meals & drinks
  • There is no entrance fee to the Synagogues, but you will be asked to make a donation.
  • An official licensed tour guide

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
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