The Jewish Museum of Greece

The Jewish Museum of Greece

The Jewish Museum of Greece
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
How to get there
  • Syntagma • 5 min walk
  • Nomismatokopio • 8 min walk
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Lisa F
Hartford, CT93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Behind an unassuming door lies one of the most interesting museums that I have ever visited! The history of the Jews of Greece dates from the fourth century BC up to the present day, with important chapters related to the inquisition and to the Holocaust. The building of this museum is interestingly arranged with fascinating artifacts and stories. I am grateful that most of the signs were in English as well as Greek. And the small gift shop has lovely and reasonable jewelry as well as books and CDs related to the Jews of Greece.

Before the Holocaust, Sephardic Jews speaking Ladino, and smaller groups of Helenite and Ashkenazi Jews were scattered in robust communities throughout the country. A visit to this museum inspired me to visit Jewish monuments and museums in Ioannina and Thessaloniki.

Fascinating!
Written March 11, 2022
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iperelmu
Jerusalem, Israel91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
For a specialty museum, it is right on. It tells the story of the long history of the Jews in Greece. You can download a free app to guide you through the museum. You scan the QR code for each section and you get guided via an audio player. Well worth a visit.
Written July 8, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,074 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Set in a very pretty house, this museum documents the Jewish experience in Greece. Some treasures of Judaica, a transferred interior of a synagogue from one of the islands, costumes and jewelry from centuries ago, plus an interesting exhibit of oral histories from the Holocaust, documenting what 20th Century Jews lost here. Did you know that ruins of the oldest synagogue in Europe were found in Greece? Makes sense.
Written August 4, 2021
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Simon S
Bishopthorpe, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Very interesting and thought provoking museum. Compared to other museums it is on the small side, but even so makes up by telling the history of the Jewish people in Greece. From the beginning throughout the millennia to present day. Lots of personal stories throughout the museum. I was surprised to learn how many fellow Greeks defied the Nazis to help protect the Jewish community throughout Greece. The whole tour took us just over an hour. All the exhibits are in Greek and English.
Written December 8, 2023
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letsgoazcardinals
Anthem, AZ357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The Jewish Museum was an excellent museum for history of Greek Jews. It shared history and how they have come along through the history of Greece. The museum is a bit confusing in terms of the setup but as long as you start from the bottom and go up to the top, you will be fine. Audio visual online guide was well done but a bit clunky. Overall it was wonderful and well worth the effort to visit.
Written April 30, 2023
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abrp722
Honolulu, HI331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This is a very interesting small museum dedicated to the history, everyday life, and customs of Romaniote Jews, which I have never heard of. I am an Ashkenazi Jew, and it was very interesting for me to observe what is common and what is different in our communities. At least I prepared to celebrate Rosh Hashanah at the Romaniote synagogue in Corfu.
Written October 30, 2022
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Madelyn P
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The Jewish Museum of Greece is designed very well, and taught me a lot that I didn't know about the experience of Jewish people in Greece, particularly during and after the Shoah. There were lots of artifacts to make the histories come alive, and I'm glad I made this museum a must-see on my trip. I recommend any interested people do the same!
Written January 25, 2023
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italianforbeginners
Welwyn Garden City, UK108 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Lots of reviews mention that this museum tells the story of Jewish people in Athens but actually the museum does relatively little of this. It mainly focuses on a general introduction to Judaism and Jewish traditions - this is covered much better in other larger Jewish museums in Europe. The museum does tell the horrific story of Geek Jewish people in the Holocaust, which is done well. However, the lack of information on Jewish life in Greece and its small size mean that the museum isn't really worth a visit, especially at 10 Euros.
Written August 13, 2023
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Susanne K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
A small but interesting museum tracing the history of the different sects of Judaism in Greece. As an Ashkenazi Jew one can easily overlook the various customs and history of the different paths we have traveled. One can easily cover the museum in an hour.
Written July 16, 2023
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starsky18
Illinois184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Though the musuem isn't huge, there is much to see and learn in this museum. We benefited by having a private guide with us to help enrich what was there but not needed. Very nice staff and we learned so much- Great pieces of history, material culture, photos, etc.
Written March 12, 2023
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