The 6 hours Jewish tour in Athens is a unique private tour, specifically designed for Jewish people visiting Athens, or for those interested in this intriguing part of the city. Our Jewish tours in Athens offer an excellent chance to combine Ancient Greek with Jewish culture in just a few hours.
Highlights of the half-day Jewish tour in Athens
- 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
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.
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
NOTE. A full-day Jewish tour in Athens is also available
- 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