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The Jewish Museum of Greece
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US$72.05*
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A Walking Tour of Jewish Athens
Ranked #69 of 320 things to do in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Very interesting little museum. The exhibits are well laid out. The whole museum can be viewed in as little as 30 minutes .

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Reviewed 16 July 2013

This a very well laid out museum that tells an excellent story of the role that Jews played in the various Greek conflicts. It also tells how courageous the Greeks were in protecting their Jewish citizen throughout the ages. Very worthwhile to visit.

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Reviewed 5 June 2013

A really interesting and well-organised small museum. In addition to social, cultural and religious aspects of the Jewish community in Greece, the tragedy of its recent history is well presented. I found the story of the Jewish contribution to the resistance during WWII totally absorbing and new to me (I thought I was well-read on this topic, but clearly not). Insights into how the wider Greek population also tried to intervene on behalf of their Jewish compatriots were also highlighted. Overall, a fascinating and worthwhile couple of hours spent away from the usual tourist sites in Athens.

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Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

Unexpected . I thought bit would be underfunded after thought . Very pleasantly surprised. Interesting . Informative well wort it

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

Prior to WWII, there were 28 Jewish communities in Greece. Only nine remained after the war- Athens, Thessaloniki, Larissa, Ioannina, Trikala, Volos, Chalkis, Carfu, and Rhodes.

The Jewish Museum of Greece was founded in 1977 to collect, preserve, research, and exhibit the 2300 years of Jewish life in Greece. It is organized on multiple levels that spirial around a octangular atrium that is is lit my a central skylight in the roof.

There is a small gift shop that offers books and a few items.

Visitors learn a considerable amount of information about Greek Jewish History. It is well worth a trip. We were able to visit the museum during a cruise stop. We took a half day tour of Ancient Greece and then walked to the museum. After that we took a long walk to the Holocaust Memorial and Beth Shalom Synagogue. Disappointingly, we were not allowed to view the synagogue.

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