Athens Jewish Half Day Tour
The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Athens Jewish Full Day tour includes but is not limited to:
- Temple of Wingless Nike
- Odeum of Herodes Atticus
- Temple of Olympian Zeus
- Hadrian’s Arch
- Old Olympic Stadium
- Presidential Palace
- Changing of the Guards
- Constitution (Syntagma) Square
- Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
- Lycabetus Hill
- Trilogy of Culture (Academy, University, Library of Athens)
- Jewish Museum
- Holocaust Monument
- Beth Salom Synagogue
If you want to explore two beautiful aspects of the city of Athens this tour is especially made for you. The first part showcases the ancient history of the city while visiting some of the most beloved highlights and the second parts takes you to the jewish culture that flourished in the Greek capital.
First thing on this superb half day tour is to visit the Acropolis Hill. There you will explore the magnificent gate of Propylaea, the Temple of the wingless Nike, the Erectheion with the imperious maidens Karyatides, and last but not least the masterpiece of Classical architecture, the Parthenon. The Acropolis gives you the chance to enjoy a panoramic view of the theater of Dionysus, the Odeum of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Greek Agora, the modern city of Athens and even the port of Piraeus.
After your visit to the sacred rock of the Acropolis, your chauffeur will drive you to explore the rest of the city in the most stylish and convenient way. Next comes the visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian’s Arch and a quick stop at the Old Olympic Stadium. Right after you will have the chance to witness the intricate changing ritual of the guards in front of Athens’ Presidential Palace and capture this beautiful moment of modern Greek tradition.
Together we will continue with the driving tour and see the greatest examples of 19th century neoclassical architecture like the Trilogy of Culture, the masons on Queen Sophia’s Av., the House of the Parliament on Constitution Sq. (Syntagma Square) where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier exists.
The second part of this tour consists of an exploration of the city’s jewish culture which is still preserved through the beaming jewish community of 2500 people. Together we will visit the beautiful Jewish Synagogue Beth Salom, which is a monument of both great architectural and historical value. From there you can also see the Holocaust Monument that is in a walking distance. Later on we will stroll through the halls of the Jewish museum, admire the artifacts that provide a detailed presentation of the community’s activities and explore the evolution of the Jewish presence in Greece. This part lasts around two hours and can be combined with another tour if you do not wish to enjoy Athens’ highlights as the part of your programm.
Before we say Goodbye…
On the way to your accommodation if time permits we can have a quick stop to enjoy Greek delicacies and something cool to drink just like the locals do whenever they need to cool down during the summer months.
Entrance fees into the archaeological areas of Athens (Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Ancient Agora) are 30 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office of any site).
Entrance fees into the Jewish Museum are 6 Euro pp & 3 Euro for students.
Free admission for the Archeological sites of Athens:
Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)except Acropolis Museum which is under 12.
University students from Greece and the E.U
Free admission for all on the following dates:
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
Opening hours for all the archaeological sites of Athens:
Winter period: 8:30am – 15:00
Summer period: 8:00am – 19:30
Opening hours for Jewish Museum:
Monday to Friday: 9.00-14.30
Opening hours of Jewish Synagogue:
Sunday & Saturday: closed
Monday to Friday: 9am-12:30pm last entry
All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:
• 1 January: closed
• 6 January: closed
• Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
• 25 March: closed
• Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
• Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
• Easter Sunday : closed
• Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
• 1 May: closed
• Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
• 15 August: 08.30-15.00
• 28 October: 08.30-15.00
• 25 December: closed
• 26 December: closed
There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.
Please notice that licensed tour guides are not allowed to guide inside the Synagogue or the Jewish museum.
Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
As far as walking is concerned you have to keep in mind that climbing up to the Acropolis is a rather challenging task. Guests must be able to walk over paved, inclined paths, some with steps and then climb a series of steps to reach the Propylea. The walking surface on top of the Acropolis is rather raw and uneven. It has been preserved in this manner in order to showcase the authentic environment of the monuments.
Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary. Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour. Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.
If you want to enjoy the combination of ancient Greek and Jewish culture allow us to introduce the ideal tour for you. This tour presents you the most important historical highlights of the city of Athens combined with the Jewish cultural heritage sights of the city, the Beth Salom Synagogue and the Jewish Museum of Athens.
Duration approx. 5hrs
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