Private Walking Tour of Athens: Jewish Heritage
This private walking tour is designed for those who are interested in both the history of the Jewish community of Greece and the must-see sites of ancient and modern Athens.
Begin your walking tour with a visit to the Jewish museum. This museum was founded in 1977 in order to collect and exhibit the material evidence of 2300 years of Jewish life in Greece. The collection contains more than ten thousand artefacts (some of which are unique) pertaining to the domestic and religious life, as well as the history of the Greek Jews.
Continue your tour walking through the beautiful pedestrian paths of Plaka, pass by Roman market and reach Monastiraki square which is the hub of life around here and the main street leading off takes one to narrow streets with a thousand artefacts to buy and sell.
Your private walking tour ends with a visit to the old Synagogue of Athens, Etz Hayyim, which was built in 1904 and is used today only during the High Holidays. Right across the street is the newer and larger Beth Shalom Sephardic synagogue, built in 1935, renovated in the 70’s, and the one fully used today. Its exterior is in white marble with neoclassical elements, while the spacious interior bears not much resemblance to the Greek tradition regarding synagogue design.
- Professional and licensed guide
- All taxes
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees
Keeping you safe (COVID-19 measures): Our staff is trained in the latest hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures. They use personal protective equipment (face masks/shields and optional gloves) and their temperature/wellness will be monitored daily to ensure a safe travel experience for you. Whisper audio devices will be given to all our travelers to keep social distance guidelines which are sanitized thoroughly both from our staff but also inside the charging cases with UVC lights.
Meeting point is Syntagma Metro Station next to the ticket validating machines, beneath the hanging clock. Your guide holding a Key tours sign will be waiting for you. You may follow our suggested program or you can put together with our guide a similar program according to your special interests. For Sunday a supplement of 80 € apply.