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Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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No matter your religion, this museum is a must see. It is a moving history lesson. I found the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
backpacker31
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Solo morning tour

The museum is a double story building, there is an entrance fee. The history of Jewish settlement... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lizgorgeous
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Melbourne, Australia
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The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki was founded to honor the rich and creative Sephardic heritage as it evolved in the city of Thessaloniki.On the ground level are monumental stones and inscriptions that were once found in the great Jewish necropolis...more
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Agiou Mina 13, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No matter your religion, this museum is a must see. It is a moving history lesson. I found the museum to be educational and inspiring. The layout is very good as it tells the story of the Jewish people of Thessaloniki in chronological order. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a double story building, there is an entrance fee. The history of Jewish settlement in chronological order and shows the contribution that was made and quite sad as the onset of World War II brought many changes. I feel one must see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to many Jewish museums all over the world-and this one is particularly well laid out-well maintained VERY interesting and has an audio guide that is free and works very well-go see it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rotem6
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Thessaloniki had a vibrant majority Jewish population for the last few centuries of Ottoman rule which ended in 1912. Tragically, almost nothing remains. This museum briefly documents the history of Thessalonikean Jews. Given the monstrous events, loss of life, and sheer material destruction of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I discovered at the museum that Florentin, my favorite neighborhood in Tel Aviv, was named after David Florentin, a journalist from Thessaloniki! Who knew?

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

its a small museum near the sea and it has two floors most of the story of the jews is on the top floor

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nadav M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Taking into consideration that the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki for many years was a majority of the local population this was a little disappointing. It is however worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ove S
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Very important museum well displayed explanations and photos of the large Jewish community in Saloniki and Greece over the centuries.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kls42
Reviewed 21 September 2018

the museum is not so interesting. A bit disappointed to see the small historical museum dedicated to a huge part of the city population which was perished durring 2nd ww. it is giving some information but not enough for such a major situation. The opening...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dan b
Reviewed 13 September 2018

There were over 70,000 Jews in Thessaloniki in 1912, when the Greek Army arrived; there are few thousands now. Most of them were horribly eliminated during the Shoah, but neither the great fire of 1917, not the process of Hellenization of the city helped... This...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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JLW05
17 May 2015|
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Response from Aris k |
the distance between the port and the museum is not more than 5 min on foot, so you neednt use public transport
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Doris G
19 March 2015|
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no, for sure! the cheapest and fastest way is the train!
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