Athens 7 DAYS by bus
Highlights: Jewish Museum. Holocaust Memorial. Jewish synagogues
Enjoy the view, the dishes of Jewish cuisine, shopping and nightlife. Your tour includes 6 nights at hotel of your choice with breakfast, kosher meals, transfers, tours.
DAY 1 | Arrival in Athens.
Arrival at Athens airport - Reception by our assistant, waiting for you and transfer by luxurious car to the center of Athens - Accommodation at your hotel .Free afternoon. For the night we propose you Optional tour. Athens by night. Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes.
DAY 2 | Panoramic tour of Athens.
Departure to a half-day visit of Athens - Visit of the site of Acropolis and panoramic tour of the area by bus. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma).
On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era: The new Acropolis museum. Enjoy the rest of the day.Visit others museums of Athens and you will get familiar with the history of Greek civilization. If you are fans of shopping, you'll find in the main street of Ermou your best choice for shopping. If you are fan of local food you will find various restaurants and small taverns with special Greek food and wine in Plaka. Dont forget to discover the Night life of Athens.
DAY 3-4 | Athens Jewish Tour
Your memorable day begins with a visit to the Old Synagogue, Etz Hayyim, built in 1904. This is the smaller of the two synagogues and is no longer open for use, although your driver can have it unlocked especially for you. Right across the street, you'll find the larger New Synagogue, Beth Shalom, a Sephardic synagogue built in 1935 and renovated in the 1970s. Featuring a white marble exterior with neoclassical elements, as well as a spacious interior, this is the synagogue that is used today. Next, we'll arrive at the Plaka, the old historical neighbourhood of Athens, located just under the Acropolis. Adrianou is the oldest street in Athens that is still in use, and is now home to many tourist shops. Right on the edge of the Plaka, you'll find the new Jewish Museum of Greece, one of the finest Jewish museums in Europe. Enjoy a one-hour tour by a museum representative, viewing items that were confiscated from Greek Jews during the war, Ancient Hebrew books, and other items commemorating the Holocaust. You'll also visit the Jewish cemetery. In addition to the fascinating Jewish sites, you'll also discover the must-see sites of Athens, including Syntagma Square, the tourist core of the city that is dominated by the former Royal Palace, which is now home to the Greek Parliament. Here you can see the changing of the guards every hour on the hour! Of course, you won't want to miss the Acropolis, the trademark of Athens. The ancient "high city" is topped with marble temples dedicated to the city's goddess, Athena, and dates back to the Late Bronze Age. Following your climb to the top, you'll be rewarded with a visit to the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and, finally, the Parthenon.
DAY 5-6 | Free days
Enjoy the shopping center, the small restaurants, Plaka with plenty of cafes and buy your souvenirs from the town.
DAY 7 |Departure.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport.
Your tour includes 6 nights at hotel of your choice with breakfast, kosher meals, transfers, tours.