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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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Great material, well organized and presented

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Athens, Greece
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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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72 helpful votes 72 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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87 helpful votes 87 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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31 helpful votes 31 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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14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Staying in 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.