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The Jewish Museum of Greece

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Address: 39 Nikis, Athens 105 57, Greece
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US$66.26*
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A Tardis of experience

Spread over a spiral of 6 floors the rather sad story of the community and the enormous heroism during WW2. It is totally engrossing from basement reconstruction of a lost... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 June 2016
Guy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Spread over a spiral of 6 floors the rather sad story of the community and the enormous heroism during WW2. It is totally engrossing from basement reconstruction of a lost synagogue up to the stories of children saved through the Holocaust at the top.

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Thank Guy C
Placentia, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is a museum of the history of The Jews of Greece. I can't believe that it wasn't until 2000 that all these stories of Jewish children during the holocaust were discovered. The exhibits are very well done.

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Thank Tzipster
Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

The small but historic Jewish Museum is worth a visit. Our experience was greatly enhanced by following a private tour by the curator that we were invited to participate in. Her explanation of the items there and history depicted there shed a light on the plight of Jews in Greece, especially prior to WWII. The museum location is in the... More 

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Thank Roberta S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We heard about this museum from our local tour guide and it is not to be missed if you are interested in the history of the Jewish people in the Balkans. The museum has artifacts and depictions from the Jewish communities in Croatia, Serbia as well as Greece with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. There was a... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

A well displayed collection of ancient and not so long past Athens. The displays had large handheld explanatory cards. Compared to other Jewish museums in Europe (Rome, Thessaloniki) this was well organized and presented.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

If you are interested in the history of the Jewish people in Greece you should go to this small museum in Athens. Recently the main exhibit was about the Jewish children that were saved by non-jews during the Second World War. You can go from there to the Synagogue. Be sure to bring your passport to the Synagogue. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Visiting the Jewish museum of Greece was impressive. It's small but the collections inside is very intresting and give a good overview about the Greek Jewish comminities. It worth a visit.

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Thank Leon Z
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

we found the history of the Greek community during the holoucast very educational and the stories an eye opener

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Thank Hilary E
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Someone told my friend about this museum on the plane on our way to Athens so we decided to visit. It was worth it! Being the only Jewish member of the group of 4 I wasn't sure what the others would think, but they took a lot of interest and were asking lots of questions. They have packed so much... More 

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Thank Jennifer T
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

The museum is small but the collections inside are really impressive. They give a good overview about the Greek Jewish communities until the Shoah. The staff is friendly and very competent. I recommend to experience the museum in a guided tour.

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Staying in Syntagma

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Syntagma
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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