A classic Jewish Athens private tour that includes all the not-to-be-missed sites and attractions.
Highlights of the Astounding 8-h Jewish private tour & the memorials of Athens
- The Jewish museum
- Old synagogue
- The new synagogue
- The memorial to the holocaust
- The Acropolis
- The parliament and change of the guards
- The Panathenean Kallimarmaron ancient Olympic stadium
- A professional expert English speaking tour driver
Itinerary of the one day Jewish Tour and the famous memorials of Athens: The Acropolis, Propylaia, the Parthenon, Erechtheion, temple of Athena Nike, Areopagus (Ares’ Hill), Fillopapou hill, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s arch, the Panathenean Stadium (“Kalimarmaro”, site of the first modern Olympic games in 1896), Plaka, Hadrian’s library, Roman agora, the Ancient Agora of Athens, former Royal Palace, Zapion megaron, Constitution Square, House of Parliament, Monument to the Unknown Soldier, catholic cathedral, the Athens academy, Athens university, National library, museum of history, Athens shopping center, Monastiraki (flea market), Keramikos, Thisio, Psiri, the fish market, the meat market, Athens city Hall, Kotzia square, Omonia square, Kolonaki (high end of Athens center), Lycabettus hill, the Glass Runner, war museum, Byzantine museum, ancient cycladic civilization museum, the former royal garden, home made food tour, the Jewish museum, old synagogue, new synagogue, memorial to the Holocaust.
Visits of the one day Jewish Tour and the famous memorials of Athens: The Acropolis, Propylaia, the Parthenon, Erechtheion, Temple of Athena Nike, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s arch, the Panathenean Stadium (“Kalimarmaro”, site of the first modern Olympic games in 1896), Plaka, Hadrian’s library, former Royal Palace, House of Parliament, Monument to the Unknown Soldier, the fish market, the meat market, Lycabettus hill, homemade food tour, the Jewish museum, old synagogue, new synagogue, memorial to the holocaust.
Description for the one-day Jewish tour and the famous memorials of Athens
In the morning, our Athens taxi tours driver will take you to visit the Old Synagogue, Etz Hayyim, built-in 1904. This is the smaller of the two synagogues and is no longer in use. Right across the street, you will find the larger New Synagogue, Beth Shalom, a Sephardic synagogue built in 1935 and renovated in the 70s, which is the one that is used today. You will have the opportunity to admire the exterior of white marble with neoclassical elements, as well as the spacious interior.
[tourform]Continuing our Athens private Jewish tour you will visit the Plaka district, the old city of Athens, situated just under the Acropolis. Hadrian’s Street (Adrianou St.) is the oldest street in Athens still in use and is now home to many tourist shops. Right on the edge of the Plaka, you will find the new Athens Jewish Museum, one of the finest Jewish museums in Europe. Enjoy a one-hour tour by a museum guide, viewing items that had been confiscated from Greek Jews during World War II, Ancient Hebrew books, and other items commemorating the Holocaust.
Sights of Athens
In addition to the fascinating Jewish sites, you will also see the must-see sights of Athens. Visit Syntagma Square, the tourist core of the city that is dominated by the old Royal Palace, now the Greek Parliament (before which you can see the ceremonial change of the Presidential Guards every hour on the hour!).
No tour of Athens would be complete without a visit to the Acropolis, which is where our Athens taxi driver will take you next. The ancient “top of the city” is dotted with marble temples dedicated to the ancient city’s patron goddess Athena and dates back to the Late Bronze Age. Following your climb to the top, you will be rewarded with a visit to the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and finally, the Parthenon.
Please note that on this Athens private tour, your Athens taxi driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb to the top of the Acropolis or inside any site.
The price of this tour includes a great Athens taxi driver for the day. Food, drink, gratuities, and entrance fees to the museum and the Acropolis are not included. The Synagogues do not have entrance fees, but you will be asked to make a donation.
The Athens Jewish Museum
This private tour can run on Saturdays and Sundays, but please be aware of the following: on Saturdays, the Athens Jewish Museum is closed but the New Synagogue holds services for Sabbath. Our Athens taxi driver will try to get you inside during the services. On Sundays the museum is open but the New Synagogue is closed. The Old Synagogue is closed on both Saturdays and Sundays, but can still be viewed from the outside.
You can customize this private tour at any time, either on the way together with your private chauffeur or in advance by contacting our Athens Taxi Tours team.
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