This 6 hours Jewish tour in Athens is a unique private tour, specifically designed for Jewish people visiting Athens from their cruise, or for those interested in this intriguing part of the city. Our Jewish private shore excursion 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 available as a shore excursion from your cruise ship at the Port of Piraeus (Athens)
Description of the half-day private Jewish excursion in Athens
The private tour starts in the morning from your cruise ship pier where our driver will pick you up for your shore excursion..
Drive along the scenic suburbs of Athens and Piraeus 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 Synagogues do not have entrance fees, but you will be asked to make a donation.
- 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.