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The Jewish Museum of Greece

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Address: Nikis 39, Athens 105 57 , Greece
Phone Number: 210 32 25 582
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We didn't know about this Museum and were grateful to find it on the New Hotel map. Be sure to say "hi" to Joanna. This is a wonderful exploration of Jewish life in Greece.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Fairfield, Connecticut

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We didn't know about this Museum and were grateful to find it on the New Hotel map. Be sure to say "hi" to Joanna. This is a wonderful exploration of Jewish life in Greece.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Definitely worthwhile to visit. Hard to find the entrance to museum but perfectly kept and worth visiting. Highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We did have the Jewish Museum of Greece on our “hit list” and we wanted to make sure we got there before it closed. It is open only until about 2:30 pm. The building, on Nikis Street not very far from Ermou Street. If you did not know where this museum was located, you would not find it. The building... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Jewish presence in Greece goes back over 2000 years. A visit to this museum is a good introduction to the Greek Jewish community past and present and well worth a visit.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Well worth an hour or two of your time, if you are interested in the history of the Jewish community in Greece. To our surprise we went on Free Museum day (a Monday) so we don't know how much it usually costs.

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palatine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Small but excellent, well done, good printed material to help explain the exhibits - a fun and interesting 2 hours if you have the time

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Nice small museum that narrates the history of the Jews in Greece but if you're in Athens for a short stay, there are so many more interesting places to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Located a 10-minute walk from Syntagma square, this is a surprisingly small museum, considering how rich a culture it deals with. The museum is spread over several small floors, and while the layout of the exhibits is somehow chronological, very little information is provided for each exhibit. Most of the exhibits are books, traditional cloths, Torah scrolls, photos, exhibits from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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Address: Nikis 39, Athens 105 57, Greece
Phone Number: 210 32 25 582
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Syntagma

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Syntagma
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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