This is an intriguing full-day Jewish tour in Athens and is a perfect way to see the city beyond the beaten path, visiting some of the most important Jewish sites in Europe.
It is a full-day private shore excursion combining the best parts of the city of Athens along with the Jewish monuments and Synagogues.
Highlights of the full-day Jewish private shore excursion in Athens
- The Jewish Museum in Athens
- The Jewish Synagogues in the city
- The Lycabettus hill of Athens
- The Acropolis
- A professional English speaking tour driver
Description of the private Jewish tours in Athens
The city tour starts early in the morning from your cruise terminal accordingly. Your private 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.
You will also visit the Memorial of the Holocaust and the ancient cemetery from the 8th century BC.
Note: There is no entrance fee to the Synagogues, but you will be asked to make a donation.
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 Caryatids Maidens, the temple of 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.