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A walk into Chania's past. The synagogue has been renovated and a beautiful house of worship for all. Spend time and talk to the volunteers that maintain the synagogue and visit the upstairs that talks about the renovation.
I wanted to stress the beauty of the area around the synagogue which used to be the Jewish quarter
It is preserved in the most exquisite way
I recommend coming both by day and see the synagogue and hear about the unique community that existed...More
We stopped here the morning we were leaving Chania and so glad we did. Fascinating and moving history, great commentary by a woman who worked here and showed us around. So important that what happened here is not forgotten. Will only take a half hour.....don't...More
The Jewish history of Greece is a long and tragically ending one. Etz Chayim synagogue is the last synagogue in Crete. It is open for visits and I recommend it.
People there can give explanations, and there are also interesting books and booklets that can...More
Even if you aren't jewish you will be fascinated by spending a small amount of time in this old Synagogue, which has been restored to its former glory to become a place of worship again. There is lots of good information about the site's history,...More
You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy a visit this beatiful and recently restored synagogue. The building goes back to the 1400's but the synagogue to 1650. Very interesting history with a warm homelike feel when entering. Excellent guides give a history of the...More
This synagogue was built in the 17th century and was well worth a visit during our time in Chania. It is a small, well-preserved and easy to find. It is an interesting piece of history. Learning about the fate of the Jewish people in Crete...More