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Location: Athens, Greece | Athens, Greece
Category: Private Tours
Rich cultural heritage of the Jewish population in Athens
UNESCO World Heritage Site—the illustrious Acropolis
2 different synagogues built in contrasting styles
Narrative surrounding the Jewish way of life in the city
Drive across Athens to see a panorama of significant sights
Private guided tour of Athens
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Athens city center hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
On this private tour of Athens, not only do you explore must-see ancient sites, but you also learn more about the history of the Jewish community in the area. From famous landmarks such as the Acropolis to synagogues both new and old, this tour shows you some of the city's top highlights.
Begin by engaging with the Jewish history of the 20th century; see the Synagogue of Athens, Etz Hayyim. Observe how it differs from the newer, more modern Beth Shalom Sephardic Synagogue across the street. Your guide explains how the newer building, with its neoclassical architecture and white marble façade, breaks from Greek synagogue design tradition.
As you walk toward the slopes of the Acropolis, there's a chance to pay a visit to the Jewish Museum, which houses thousands of fascinating artifacts and exhibits pertaining to Judaism in Greece over the last 2 millennia.
The Acropolis is arguably crowning glory of Athens. Atop a hill and watching over the city, this UNESCO World Heritage Site houses many remains of ancient Greek buildings, including the Parthenon and Temple of Athena Nike. As you return to your hotel, glimpse some other of the famous landmarks on a drive around the city.
Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book:
Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.,
Children 3 and younger are complimentary provided they sit on a parent's lap.,
Maximum group size is 6 people.,
You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
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