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Athens City Tour: The Greek Jewish Community

Duration: Flexible
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  • Discover Athens' streets and the important Jewish sites of the city while supporting vulnerable populations and the preservation of the city's cultural heritage..Explore the history of the Greek Jewish community through their important sites from antiquity to modernity..Visit the traditional Jewish neighborhoods and dine in a kosher Greek restaurant.
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Beginning at Syntagma Square, wander down hidden alleyways and discover Athens from an insider's perspective with your local guide! This walking tour focuses on the history and important sites of the Greek Jewish community. There is a long history of the Greek Jewish community in Athens: over 2,000 years, with archaeological evidence of an inscription from Attica in 300 B.C.Through your exploration of Athens, you will reconstruct the existence of the community throughout time. Explore the different stages of the Greek Jewish community through antiquity, the medieval era, through the Greek national revolution against the Ottoman empire, during the Nazi's occupation and the Holocaust, and to the modern-day community still present in Athens. Explore the neighborhoods where the communities traditionally lived, learn the special customs of Romaniot (Greek) Jews, two synagogues, and finish off the tour in a Kosher restaurant for a taste of the culture you've been experiencing!
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