Thessaloniki Jewish Heritage - Private Experience, 4 hrs
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This a Jewish Heritage walking tour in Thessaloniki's city centre, where the main Jewish community used to live and work for centuries.
Activity Level :
This tour can be done in the mornings only, when the sites are open until 14.00 - not on Saturdays.
Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, 1 hour visit to hear about the Jewish history of the city's community,
Monastir Synagogue, 30 minutes visit to the only synagogue which survived from the World War II and the big fire of 1917 in the city,
Jewish Quarter of Thessaloniki, where the market heartbeat is still alive,
Modiano Market, pass by for a photo stop,
Pazar Hamam, also known as Jehudi Hamam, pass by for a photo stop,
Holocaust Memorial of the city.
No transportation or entrance fees for the Jewish Museum and synagogues are included.
Partly wheelchair accessible.
A longer tour can also be arranged out of the city centre 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.
Thessaloniki port arrival hall
Please note :
This half-day tour can be done only in the mornings, except Saturdays, when the Jewish sites and the Jewish museum are closed. A prior appointment is needed with the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki by giving full names and passport details of the visitors.
This Tour includes :
- Guiding fees for a private walking tour
This Tour does NOT include :
- Transportation, entrance tickets, meals, drinks, tips
Price for the whole party, not per person
Options (+ or -) may apply and will be calculated at the next step
This Tour is available in the following languages :
English, Deutsch, Greek
Kids friendly tour
Wheelchair friendly tour
Partly wheelchair accessible, except 4-5 steps to enter the Monastir synagogue
Meet your guide :
I'm a qualified licensed tourist guide in Greek, English and German for the whole country of Greece (ID badge number 33ΣΞ00340Ε0) by the Greek Ministry of Tourism, graduate of state School of Tourist Guides, national certification for guiding in Greece since 1988.
I'm also a graduate of vocational studies for conservation of antiquities.
I enjoy showing visitors of all ages and backgrounds the rich cultural and natural heritage of my home country and help them understand the ancient and modern life in Greece.
My home town and birthplace, Thessaloniki, has a very rich heritage of ancient Greek & Roman, Byzantine, Jewish and Ottoman monuments and stories to offer to a visitor, based on your interests.
It's also internationally famous for its gastronomy, ie markets, tavernas, wineries, so that's another highlight one must always experience while here.
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