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The Jewish Museum of Greece

Address: Nikis 39, Athens 105 57 , Greece
Phone Number: 210 32 25 582
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Ranked #37 of 178 Attractions in Athens
4.5 of 5 stars 46 Reviews
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums

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London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
52 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Narrow, tall building, with an open plan, so easy to walk from bottom to top, winding through exhibits. Beautiful religious items and clothing on display. Helpful laminated sheets in each room to explain everything. Nice variety about Jews throughout the country. Great permanent exhibit on Holocaust and temporary one on Jewish WW2 resistance fighters.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This museum appears small as you enter, but it contains a great deal of information. The excellent displays are arranged over a number of floors taking visitors through the historical, political and cultural aspects of life for the Greek Jewish community. Fascinating insight and well worth a visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Wonderful layout over several floors . Beautiful artifacts costumes jewelry but also wonderful histories of the Jews and if the resistance movement.

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Athens, Greece
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139 reviews 139 reviews
76 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A small museum in a nice 7-level building between Syntagma and Plaka. The collection is from Synagoges and private objects from different parts of Greece. The collections are very nicely exposed.

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A short walk from Plaka or Syndagma Square (mid-way between the two) the Jewish Museum of Greece may be hard to find (we had the address and a hand held GPS yet still passed it by and had to double back up Nikis street to find the alley where the main entrance is) but is worth the effort if you... More 

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New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

On Nikis Street, but can easily be missed...look for small sign outside...very nicely done, on several floors, with informative displays in Greek and English.

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Los Angeles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Really great museum with really good stories and material from the last 100 years. Extensive coverage on the role of Jews in the Greek War of Independence, the Ottoman Empire and Greek Jews in the Holocaust, including stories of non-Jewish Greeks attempts to save Jews during the war. Definitely worth a visit

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I am not Jewish but I am very interested in Jewish history and was impressed by this museum - it is restricted by the space of the building but it does a good job with what it has - the museum being on several floors I had been out seeing other things in Athens earlier in the heat (and was... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Really enjoyed this museum - the staff was very friendly and helpful, museum was perfect size (manageable in 1-1.5 hours without getting bored), content was interesting and included unique Jewish history. Particularly enjoyed the temporary photography exhibition.

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England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is what small, independent museums should all be like. The layout, design and information available in Greek and English were all superb. As others have mentioned the museum covers Jewish history and culture in Greece - the WWII sections were especially interesting to me. Meanwhile just down the road at Syntagma, Golden Dawn supporters are demonstrating outside parliament. Worrying... More 

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