Athens Jewish Half Day Tour

Duration: 5 hours

Athens Jewish Half Day Tour

Duration: 5 hours

ABOUT THIS TOUR

This tour is perfect for history jewish culture’s lovers. You will have the chance not only explore all the must-see sights of Athens but also see the Jewish cultural heritage sights.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Acropolis
  • Parthenon
  • Propylaea
  • Temple of Wingless Nike
  • Erectheion
  • 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

We can customize this tour to your needs.
If you want to skip or add something, please let us know in advance.

ITINERARY

We will start our tour by visiting the Acropolis Hill early in the morning, in order to avoid the crowd. Discover all the sights starting with the magnificent gate of Propylaea, the Temple of the wingless Nike, the Erectheion with the imperious maidens Karyatides, and of course the masterpiece of Classical architecture, the Parthenon. Climbing on the rock of Acropolis you will enjoy an amazing view. Enjoy 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 our visit to the Acropolis, you will discover the rest of the city by a relaxing ride. You will see the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian’s Arch and our next stop  is the Old Olympic Stadium.

Next,  you will have the chance to witness the intricate changing ritual of the guards in front of Athens’ Presidential Palace and see some neoclassical buildings of 19th century such as the Trilogy of Culture, the masons on Queen Sophia’s Av. and the House of the Parliament on Constitution Sq. (Syntagma Square) where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier exists.

Your tour continues with an exploration of the city’s jewish culture. We will start from Jewish Synagogue Beth Salom and the Holocaust Monument. These monuments have great architectural and historical value.

After that, we will visit the Jewish museum where you will admire the artifacts that provide a detailed presentation of the community’s activities and explore the evolution of the Jewish presence in Greece.

If you want to explore more aspects of Athens, you can combine this tour with some other. Please, let us know if you are interested.

ADMISSIONS FEES

Entrance fees, to the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, and Ancient Agora, are 30 Euro total pp (combined ticket obtained at the ticket office of any site) and 20 Euro for just the Acropolis.

Entrance fees into the Jewish Museum are 6 Euro pp & 3 Euro for students.

Free admission for:

  • Journalists
  • 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 (regardless age) on the following dates:

  • 6 March
  • 5 June
  • 18 April
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

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OPENING HOURS FEES

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
  • Sundays: 10.00-14.00
  • Saturdays: closed

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
  • 6 January
  • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 25 March: closed
  • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
  • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 1 May
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
  • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
  • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
  • 25 December
  • 26 December

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USEFULL INFO

  • 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
  • Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs.

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COVID-19 health and safety measures:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Passengers and the driver are obliged to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth.