Jewish and Classical tour of Athens Acropolis,Old & New Synagogue, Jewish Museum

This tour is especially designed to combine the Jewish religion with the classical antiquity. It is tailored for the Jewish people who seek to get acquainted with the local Jewish community and it's activity in Greece,but at the same time admire the most well known archaeological sites of the city.

per adult from

$758

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Private Tour
    • English Speaking Driver(Not authorized to enter into the sites and museums as per the Greek Law)
    • Mercedes Luxury Vehicle
    • Mineral water, wet & dry tissues
    • Baby seat or booster up on request without extra charge (compulsory to be requested in advance)
    • Wheel chair up on request without extra charge (compulsory to be requested in advance)
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • All vehicles are thoroughly disinfected after each ride.
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees
    • Food & drinks, unless specified
    • Donation instead of a ticket is compulsory during the visit at the Old & New Synagogue
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Acropolis
    • Entry/Admission - The Jewish Museum of Greece
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Agora of Athens
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Acropolis, via Dionysiou Areopagitou str., Athens 105 58 Greece

    Make a start with a visit of Greece’s most significant ancient site, the Acropolis hill in Athens. Located in the middle of the modern city, the beautifully shaped ‘sacred rock’ proudly displays a set of marble monuments that express their endless, universal value. With a history spanning 25 centuries, these outstanding monuments have been traditionally associated with the ideals of democracy, the development of philosophy and architecture and the practice of ancient religion. Enjoy a well-paced guided walk uphill to admire the elegance of the temple of Athena Nike and the grand scale of the Propylaea marble entrance, as you contemplate in the adjacent picturesque hills of Philoppapos, Pnyx and the Areopagus. Reach the top of the hill to discover the astonishing size and architecture of the Parthenon, the most reputed temple of the Greek antiquity, dedicated to goddess Athena. Admire the Erechtheion with its graceful statues, the Caryatids, and its refined ionic pillars. Gaze at the infinite modern city from the hilltop, stretching between low mountains and the Aegean Sea. Explore all sides for panoramic views of the historical quarters of Plaka and Monastiraki, the highest hill of Athens (Lycabettus) as well as the ancient Theater of Dionysus, the imposing pillars of the temple of Zeus and the world-famous Odeon of Herodes Atticus (Herodion) at the foot of the Acropolis hill.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Jewish Museum of Greece, 39 Nikis, Athens 105 57 Greece

    Continue the tour with a visit of the Jewish Museum of Greece, housed in a beautiful neoclassical building since 1998, in the area of Plaka. Enjoy a guided tour of the museum’s collections, comprising of interesting material from all the Jewish communities in Greece and personal objects salvaged from the Second World War.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Holocaust Memorial, Evvoulou, Athens 10553 Greece

    Continue with the visit of the two synagogues in Athens. The Sephardic Beth Shalom Synagogue, serving as the newest and principal synagogue, was built in 1935 and was renovated in the 1970s, with a white marble facade and neoclassical influences. The Etz Hayyim Synagogue is a Romaniote Synagogue built in 1904. Jewish communities that were formed in Greece as far back as the 3rd century BC became known as the Romaniote Jews, their center becoming the Greek city of Ioannina. Thus, the Etz Hayyim is also often called ‘the Ioannina Synagogue’.
    At a small distance from the two synagogues you may visit the Holocaust memorial, erected in memory of the Jewish Greeks who died in German concentration camps during the Second World War.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Monastiraki, Athens Greece

    Take a lunch break at a restaurant in the picturesque district of Psirri. After lunch enjoy a stroll around the vibrant streets of this historical neighborhood and head towards the famous district of Monastiraki, where a popular flea market and the city’s oldest open-air, second-hand market are near the central homonymous Square. Find out more about the commercial activities of the Greek Jews and their significant role in Greek society and history.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Ancient Agora of Athens, Adrianou 24, Athens 105 55 Greece

    Visit the ancient site of the Agora, which served as the commercial, administrative, religious and cultural center of ancient Athens. Take a walk around the ruins of significant ancient buildings, including the well-preserved temple of god Hephaestus. Discover more about the existence of an old Jewish Synagogue in the Agora and the contribution of the Greek Jews to early Christianity. Complete the tour by taking a look at the Agora museum, housed in the famous Stoa of Attalus. Explore its unique collection that includes a vast range of finds, from funerary jewelry and weapons to hand-painted pottery, ancient Greek jury ballots and ancient Greek coins.



    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    For hotels/apartments: The driver will meet you in the lobby of the hotel or outside the apartment. For cruise terminals: The driver will meet you at the arrival's hall inside the cruise terminal, after the passport control and the luggage claim area, holding a label with the name under which the reservation is made.The itinerary’s sequence is subject to change according to the opening-closing hours of the venues and depending on the tourist seasonPorts
    • Piraeus port, Pireas 185 38, Greece
    • Cruise Terminal A Gate 11, Akti Miaouli, Pireas 185 38, Greece
    • Pireaus Cruise Ship Terminal "B", Pireas 185 38, Greece
    • Cruise Passenger Terminal B (Themistocles), Pireas 185 38, Greece
    • Cruise Ship Terminal C, Pireas 185 38, Greece
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 11/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    4/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    11/1/2021 - 3/31/2022
    Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • After each activity the interior of the vehicle and the luggage compartment are being disinfected. Some amenities (magazines, maps, etc) have been removed from our vehicles. Our drivers are wearing mask and gloves and they have been instructed to avoid handshakes.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Private Best Travel

Activity ID: V-30054P28

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