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“An excellent museum celebrating humanity”

The Jewish Museum of Greece
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US$68.22*
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A Walking Tour of Jewish Athens
Ranked #79 of 350 things to do in Athens
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Athens, Greece
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“An excellent museum celebrating humanity”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

What impresses me about this museum is the excellence of the concept. One comes away with an excellent idea of what the Jewish communities of Greece were like, without being crushed by the tragedy of their destruction. The museum has been important also as a cultural institution, helping to restore a sense of awareness of Jewish culture. One of my favorites.

Visited October 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Must visit it while in Greece”
Reviewed 8 July 2011

A compact but warm and beautiful Museum that surprises you on each and every step. Don't miss the touch screen with the multimedia pages about the Jewish History of the country.
Ideally located at the city center, just few blocks away from Syntagma square. Convenient to spend an hour during your walk from Syntagma to Plaka.
Along with a visit to the Jewish Museum in Thessaloniki, it gives the best picture possible of the Jewish presence in Greece, through the few remaining treasures of its culture.
The Jewish Museum in Greece is an independent institution struggling for its existence. Support it as you can.

Visited June 2011
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Houston, Texas
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“Beautiful Museum, Average Exhibits”
Reviewed 17 May 2011

This museum is more a work of engineering and art than a museum in my opinion. The constant spiraling on an endless split-level design is unique, but the artifacts are meager and aside from extensive labeling, little is done to relate the objects’ functions, context, etc. This is a good museum if you have a specific interest in Jewish history (especially as it pertains to Greece during the second world war), but for those looking for an introduction I would suggest the Jewish museums of other European cities. Prague had an especially extensive museum complex including synagogues. Allow one hour for a solid visit.

Visited May 2011
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 5 May 2010

Really interesting museum on a little side street in Athens. I think it was approx 5 euro's entrance fee. We went on a Sunday morning and were the only visitors. I learnt a great deal in a one hour visit.

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Rochester, New York
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“Fascinating”
Reviewed 15 November 2009

This museum is held in what appears to be a former home. It consists of four floors. The whole museum can easily be seen within an hour.

It was fascinating to learn of the little-known impact of the Jewish world on this culture. There is very little evidence of it currently (I did not see one synagogue in Athens). Nearly 87% of Greek Jews were annihilated by the Nazis, so it is wonderful that the community financed and organized such a place.

This is an excellent place to purchase non-kitschy, non-tchotchke souvenirs.

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