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The Jewish Museum of Greece

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Address: 39 Nikis, Athens 105 57, Greece
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Lovely collection worth visiting

What a lovely museum. Well worth the time. Not always on the list of what to do in Athens but I suggest adding it. Staff is helpful and friendly and speak English perfectly.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely museum. Well worth the time. Not always on the list of what to do in Athens but I suggest adding it. Staff is helpful and friendly and speak English perfectly.

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California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The is a small but beautiful museum. It's very easy to miss as the only sign is a small plaque next to the door. The entrance itself looks like that of an apartment but once you pass security you enter a much more expansive space. The museum itself is 4 floors giving the history of Jews in Greece through artifacts... More 

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Thank warrioreco
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Good visit, I was completely by myself so I could really read all documentation, and watch the movie (a bit long, 1h30!!) but very interesting and emotional. Interesting overall, especially about the figures and some cities' Jew communities who suffered during WWII.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Jewish Museum had some very interesting exhibits and it was great to learn about the history of Jews in Greece. It was a former synagogue. The staff was amazing and answered our questions about the area and history of Jews in Athens. It is time well invested and you were come away with a great appreciation of the locals... More 

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Thank RenandIssey
Rehovot, Israel
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very comprehensive exhibit about the history of the Greek Jewish community The video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and how the were saved by righteous Greeks are truly moving, as are the Holocaust exhibits.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Literally. The museum is hard to find, with the entrance hidden behind a small steel door at no. 39 Nikis street. Once you pass security, you enter the museum space. The museum itself is set out over 10 different levels, each one a small section in itself, and each several steps higher than the other. They are all place around... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We find it nice to connect to the local Jewish community whenever we travel, and this is an excellent way to learn about the community of Athens and Greece. It has a small but representative collection of artifacts (Jewish ritual objects, books, clothing) from the past few hundred years. Even more interesting is the presentation of the history of the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

For those of us who know little about the Sfardic or Romaniot traditions or the history of the Jews of Greece during World war two, this is a beautiful museum with attractive displays. Enjoyed it immensely and bought CDs for the grandchildren.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I found the Jewish Museum of Greece by chance ( whilst walking through to Plaka from Syntagma Sq.) Was most impressed with the way historical Jewish artifacts of the Greek community were displayed. Of special note was the cinema which showed a documentary of the terrible period for Greek Jews during the German occupation of the 2nd World War.

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Thank JulianManchesterUK
Brisbane
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a very moving Museum. The focus throughout is on children and families which makes the stories so meaningful and so relevant to today. The events of WWII should never be erased and this museum very thoughtfully brings life to such tragic stories.

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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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