The full-day Jewish tour in Athens is an excellent chance to see the city beyond the beaten path, visiting some of the most important Jewish sites in Europe.
It is a full-day private tour combining the best parts of the city of Athens along with the Jewish monuments and Synagogues of the city.
Highlights of the full-day Jewish tour in Athens
- The Jewish Museum in Athens
- The Jewish Synagogues in the city
- The Lycabettus hill of Athens
- The Acropolis
- A professional English speaking driver
Description of the private Jewish tours 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.
You will also visit the Jewish Museum of Greece, which is located at the heart of Plaka. The Jewish museum is one of the finest museums in Europe, housing some truly intriguing and fascinating historical items and memorabilia.
After the visit to the Museum, you will have time for a lunch, in order to try some of the typical Greek dishes you will love. You will also have the chance to visit the central market of Athens, with the fish and meat market; your private vehicle will pass by it, and you will have enough time to stop and see it up close and personal if you wish so. It is a very “Greek” experience you should have if possible.
The private tour will continue right after your lunch, taking you to Syntagma square, the central square of Athens where you can see the Parliament, the National Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Change of the Guards.
Later on, you will be visiting the Acropolis, the historical trademark of the city.
It is a magnificent rock, adorned by the temple of Erechtheion with the Maidens, the Athena Nike and of course the impressive Parthenon that dominates the sky of Athens.
At the end of our full-day private tour, we will take you to Lycabettus hill, to admire Athens from a special spot with a panoramic view of the city. Drive back to your hotel or cruise ship; the duration of the tour is approximately eight hours.
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
- There is no entrance fee to the Synagogues, but you will be asked to make a donation.
- An official licensed tour guide
NOTE. Another option is the 6-hours Jewish tour in Athens
- Shore Excursion - Private tour
- Activity level: Moderate
Included in the tour
- Car and Driver
- A professional English speaking driver or escort with good knowledge in history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed by the state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you with an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject of availability on bookings day!
- Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
- Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple day tours only)
- Pick-up from and return to your hotel
- Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
- Private tour, Road tolls and local taxes
- Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.
Excluded from the tour
- Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
- Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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 difference between a STATE LICENSED TOUR GUIDE and a TOUR DRIVER GUIDE in Greece!
- Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
- Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
- This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.
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.
- Please note that on this tour, your tour driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service you may book a licensed by the state tour guide for an extra cost.
- In case a group is followed by a licensed tour guide or an English speaking tour-escort the professional driver is not obliged to speak English!
Opening hours & Admission fees
- Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
- Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
- Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
- Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.
Free admission days
- March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
- June 5: Environment international day
- April 18 : International monuments day
- May 18: International museums day
- September 27: International tourism day
- The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
- National Holidays
- Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
- The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
- NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day
Holidays in Greece
- January 1: closed
- January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
- March 25: closed
- Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
- Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- Easter Sunday: closed
- Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- May 1: closed
- Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
- October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
- December 25 & 26: closed
Synagogue of Athens: Monday to Friday 08:30 AM – 01:30 PM
The Jewish museum: Monday to Friday 09:00 AM – 02:30 PM & Sunday 10:00 AM – 02:00PM