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The Jewish Museum of Greece

39 Nikis, Athens 105 57, Greece
+30 21 0322 5582
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39 Nikis, Athens 105 57, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is in a renovated house that may have belonged to a Jewish family killed during the Holocaust - I found myself constantly thinking about that while exploring/experiencing the small but well done exhibits on 4 small floors (and half floors) of the museum/house....More

Thank Fischsticks
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like all Jewish museums in Europe it catalogues the destruction of the local community during the Holocaust. Greece had a vibrant Jewish community of more than 50,000 prior to World War II. Today, there are approximately 3,000 people left. Note that the museum closes at...More

Thank handr40
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredibly sad story told extremely well. Apart from a great many exhibits and story boards on numerous floors, there is a wonderful film which tells the story of numerous individuals who survived the war as children. It covers the fate of them and their...More

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today while in Athens and we're very impressed. The museum was small, but very well thought out. We learned a lot from the materials. I would recommend the museum to anyone in Athens

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were glad to see that Rick Steves included the Jewish Museum in his book about Athens, and very pleased that we had a chance to explore the collection. It's small, but thoughtfully laid out. When you see the history of Athens going back thousands...More

Thank Fran S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although quite small, this museum gives a very comprehensive overview of ancient and particularly modern history of the Jews in Greece. It deals with the various communities, religious ritual and the Holocaust.

Thank shimon s
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Jews were part of Greek history probably since the classical period of not before. I wanted to see how this interaction was told in a museum on Athens. While there are some quality objects, they are not presented to their highest level. I would...More

Thank Cheryl H
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

Much like the Jews of Rome, the Romaniote Jews are neither Sephardim (who came later) nor Ashkenzim, but Jews who trace their roots back to the Roman Empire. The museum is beautifully laid out over a number of floors, with clothing and books and religious...More

Thank EJS50
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

The Jewish Museum of Greece is really very small. We know a lot about Jewish traditions and artifacts but were interested to see some of the unique things about Greek Jews. The museum was well organized and did not take long to go through but...More

1  Thank ninabE4919OT
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

We spent 2 1/2 hours in this museum. We are very knowledgeable about Judaica, the rituals and Jewish law so we did not need to learn about life cycle events. Therefore we were more focused on the history and there was plenty of information. We...More

Thank MWR8
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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
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Rutherford32
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Response from michaellK6094OA | Reviewed this property |
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David V
December 21, 2016|
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Response from SaintClair1986 | Reviewed this property |
Dear traveller. Usually all museums and sightseeing are closed on 25-26 th December because Christmas is public holiday. You must check the web sites of the museum you are likely to visit to see if there are holiday... More
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