Thessaloniki Jewish Heritage - Private Experience - 4 hrs

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  • Live Guide
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 4 hr

This a Jewish Heritage walking tour in Thessaloniki's city centre, where the main Jewish community used to live and work for centuries. Although not much of the old buildings is nowadays preserved, due to the terrible fire of 1917 and the World War II distructions, the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki opens the main sites related to the Jewish Heritage. This tour can be done in the mornings only, when the sites are open until 14.00 - not on Saturdays. Stay tuned for update messages from your guide about exact times. A longer tour can also be arranged upon request by private transportation to see the east-side of the city with the old Jewish villas of the early 20th century, the new Jewish cemetery on the west-end and also the old railway station, known for the Holocaust deportation of 50.000 Jews by the Nazis by trains. Visits to the Jewish Museum and the synagogue request a pre-booking by your guide, with full name, passport and nationality details to be sent in advance.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Greece Guided Tours​ by Efi Kalampoukidou

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Stop At:

The Monastoriotes is the so-called "old" synagogue of the city, recently renovated and is visited upon request and appointment your guide books for you, with passport details needed for all visitors. The admission fee is included in the combination ticket of 7 EUR together with the Jewish museum guided visit.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At:

The new synagogue, nowadays used for the daily services by the Jewish Community of the city

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Modiano Market

The famous 1930 Modiano covered market has just been refurbished and is now open! It houses many small food shops, named after the city's architect, Eli Modiano.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki is housed in a historical building. We'll see the exhibitions on the old Jewish cemetery, traditional clothes and religious items from the old synagogues and a photo display on the history of the Jews in the city from antiquity to modern times. You can buy books and souvenirs from the small museum shop. The admission fee for the museum and the synagogue is a combination ticket of 7 EUR per person.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

The Holocaust Memorial is by the seafront, on the Liberty Square. You'll see the sculpure which represents the holocaust with seven flames, in the shape of the Menorah and human bodies, created by Nandor Glid in 1997. You'll hear about the Black Sabbath day, which took place in the very same square.

Duration: 10 minutes
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