Jewish Tour And Athens Sightseeing In 6 Hours

A Captivate Jewish tour 6 hours with Athens sightseeing


Experience a captivating, tailor-made journey through Athens with our 6-hour Jewish tour. This exclusive tour is designed for Jewish individuals looking to explore this intriguing aspect of the city, or for anyone interested in Jewish culture. Immerse yourself in a unique blend of Ancient Greek history and Jewish heritage as you discover the sights of Athens.

Since 1989, we have been expertly crafting private tours and events for both individuals and institutions, including kosher and non-kosher options. Our tours provide priority access to popular destinations such as the Jewish Museum of Athens and the historic Beth Shalom Synagogue. Discover the rich history and welcoming atmosphere of Jewish life in Athens with our customized trips, which showcase the significant impact the Jewish community has had on the city for centuries.

Highlights of the Captivate Jewish tour 6 hours with Athens sightseeing

  • Visit the old and new Synagogue of Athens
  • The Jewish Museum of Athens
  • Visit the Acropolis and Parthenon
  • Enjoy a city tour in Athens with a professional English-speaking driver
  • The Jewish tour is also available as a shore excursion from your cruise ship at the Port of Piraeus (Athens)


Description of the half-day private Jewish tour in Athens

Athens holocaust Memorial
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 the 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 in athens
Jewish museum of Greece in Athens

The Jewish Museum

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 the 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

NOTE. A full-day Jewish tour in Athens is also available


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.

Opening hours:
Synagogue of Athens: Monday to Friday 08:30 AM – 01:30 PM (due to the war, the synagogue will remain closed to the public until further notice)
The Jewish museum: Monday to Friday 09:00 AM – 02:30 PM & Sunday 10:00 AM – 02:00PM
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