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The Jewish Museum of Greece

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Address: Nikis 39, Athens 105 57 , Greece
Phone Number: +(30) 210 32 25 582
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Impressive museum

The museum is small but the collections inside are really impressive. They give a good overview about the Greek Jewish communities until the Shoah. The staff is friendly and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Jerusalem, Israel

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Jerusalem, Israel
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The museum is small but the collections inside are really impressive. They give a good overview about the Greek Jewish communities until the Shoah. The staff is friendly and very competent. I recommend to experience the museum in a guided tour.

Thank Shamy2014
Istanbul, Turkey
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69 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This museum was impressive. I've seen a lot of Jewish museums, but this one is unique in that it focuses more on the plight of the Greek Jews. Well worth the visit.

Thank yabancikiz
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This museum is tricky to find behind and iron gate but worth a visit. It tells about the Jewish practices of the Jews of Greece and also their history. This is a modern museum with friendly staff.

1 Thank Gemma S
Venice, Florida
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This small museum is loaded with information on the Jewish Conclave as it strived to survive different governments in Athens. The guides are great and friendly as they walked the museum with our English speaking group.

1 Thank RobertJon55
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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325 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Closes at 14.00 Monday to Thursdays. Small but interesting culturally. Lift for disabled. Small gift shop with books on Greek Jewry. E6 entrance. English spoken. They will book Chabad dinner for you on Friday night at 8.30 in the excellent unique kosher restaurant. Romaniot Bimah in the basement. Photos allowed. Holocaust photos and texts. Partisan photos and text. Library and... More 

2 Thank Jilliana R
Dimona, Israel
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114 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The museum spirals upwards, a few steps per floor. The elevator, which you probably won`t need, has three stops. One very nice feature is the fact that the descriptions, in Greek and in English, are printed out and laminated so you don't have to bend down to read labels like in other museums. I would like to see more space... More 

2 Thank Daveed S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

This place is hard to find marked only by a small black security gate and a small plaque. Once inside you Ho through a security check before examining the content distributed among multiple small floors (I lost count. ) some of this deals with Jewish traditions and holidays common to all Jews. Others deal with the unique interpretation of Judaism... More 

2 Thank charlesgolden
Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The museum is hard to find, it's in a converted house and you can easily walk straight past it as the door is closed and you need to ring the bell to enter. It's small but quite interesting with a good video on the top floor. Check the opening hours before closing as each day varies and it closes early.

2 Thank IrishTraveller0
Fairfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Audrey W
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

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

1 Thank Jeremy515

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