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Kehila Kedosha Yashan Synagogue

16 Justinian Street | Kastro, Ioannina, Greece
+30 2651 027008
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Jewish or not, it's worth a visit!

We were lucky enough to find the synagogue open during our stay (you ought to make an appointment... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Xo s
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Athens, Gree
Livin testimony for the perished Ioannina Jewish Comunity

A must visit place to see the remains of a community that 96% of it was perished by the Nazi. A... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Adomvatik
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Tel Aviv
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13 Oct 2017
“Livin testimony for the perished Ioannina Jewish Comunity”
3 weeks ago
“Jewish or not, it's worth a visit!”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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16 Justinian Street | Kastro, Ioannina, Greece
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+30 2651 027008
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to find the synagogue open during our stay (you ought to make an appointment otherwise!). This is apparently a nearly 200 years-old building but what happened there about 80 years ago is the strongest message that is being sent: 2 survivors...More

Thank Xo s
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

A must visit place to see the remains of a community that 96% of it was perished by the Nazi. A glorious community that was established when Romans destroyed Judea and survived until this days. to visit in is recommended to coordinate with Mrs. Allegra...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

I was luck and was allowed in, one of oldest in country not too many people left in community sad events

1  Thank lonirripi
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Unfortunately, the historic Jewish community of Ioannina is shrinking. I visited the city with a Jewish group and the synagogue was opened for us. I don't know otherwise how visitors can see it. It is a beautiful example of a Greek synagogue.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Synagogue really beautiful! Simple but pleasant and wonderful architecture! Exciting to see the memorial plaques murdered in the Holocaust, it is recommended to arrive on Yom Kippur, the day of this year only functioning synagogue, rest of the year can be visited by appointment.

Thank yishai s
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

You must contact the community to have someone open the synagogue for you. It is inside the Kastro on Justinean. Before the destruction of the Holocaust, there were two synagogues in Ioannina but, after the desecration of the second synagogue by the Germans (they used...More

Thank Marciahi
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

While in the historical center of Ioannina, inside the castle walls there is an old synagogue. Ask at Heritage Hotel Kalari for the possibility of a visit

2  Thank Λαζαρος Γ
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

the story of the Jewish community of Ioannina and the history of the synagogue was lectured to us by Mrs Allegra Matsa, one of the last thirty something Jews left from a community of more than 2000 before the holocaust. on one day - March...More

2  Thank DannyHalperin
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

The capital of Epirus was also the "capital" of Romaniote Jewry (Greek speaking Jews), whose roots go all the way back to the Hellenistic period. The Holocaust took a heavy toll on the Jews of Ioannina. On March 25th 1944, 1,850 people were arrested and...More

6  Thank ShifraToronto
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