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3 Hours (Half-Day) • 1 City • 4 Places

Jewish Heritage Delos Synagogue Tour - Private

Tour Code: GRD41
From Mykonos

Explore and admire the Jewish heritage where the Jewish Synagogue is located.

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Highlights

  • Visit in 3 hours Delos island by boat and see the holy island of Ancient Greece
  • Take a private guided tour to the Jewish Synagogue on the other part of the island
  • Learn the Jewish history of the island from a licensed guide
  • Explore the Archaeological Museum of Delos
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3 Hours (Half-Day) • 1 City • 4 Places

Jewish Heritage Delos Synagogue Tour - Private

Tour Code: GRD41
From Mykonos

Explore and admire the Jewish heritage where the Jewish Synagogue is located.

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Itinerary

Explore and admire the Jewish heritage where the Jewish Synagogue is located.

  • Starting Points: Greece/Mykonos
  • Route 1 Mykonos: Delos

    Today you will have the chance to visit the legendary island of Delos. Start from the Old Port of Mykonos City by boat that departs at 5:00 PM. You will be sailing for half an hour till you reach the uninhabited island of Delos. Delos is considered the holy island of Ancient Greece. Here you will have the chance to have a private tour of the Jewish Synagogue, which is on the other part of the island.

    You will learn the Jewish history of Delos island through our licensed guide. After you will admire the very interesting guide of the Synagogue you will have enough time to explore the Museum of Delos before you board the boat to return to Mykonos.

    The synagogue of Delos, Greece

    The Jewish Synagogue on Delos island, Mykonos is one of the oldest synagogues known today! Its proposed origin dating between 150 and 128 BCE. The existence of Jews here is referred to in the Book of Maccabees, while Flavius Josephus mentions them as well. The island of Delos was an important religious center and cosmopolitan trade city. However, the island was comparable in the Hellenistic period to Pompeii. During that era, Delos had as many as 30.000 inhabitants, hailing from all parts.

    Merchants guilds were established here, including ones from Alexandria, where Jews were numerous. Such prosperity, which lasted until the dawn of the Christian era, certainly drew Jews here, such as Samaritans. Nevertheless, their history still remains unknown. The building’s most recent use is widely agreed to have been an assembly hall for Jews or Samaritans.

    However, the first use for the building is more controversial. While some people think the building was erected as a private house or a pagan meeting place, most believe that it was a synagogue even in its earliest form. Located on the eastern side of the city of Delos, the synagogue was far from the central areas. Instead, the synagogue was built in a section of Delos called the Quartier du Stade. Join us!

  • End Points: Greece/Mykonos

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Informations

  • What's Included

    • 1.5-hour private guided tour with a licensed guide
    • Round-trip boat cruise to Delos from the Old Port of Mykonos City
    • Entry tickets to the archaeological site

  • What's Excluded

    • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
    • Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and beverage
    • Your private chauffeur/escort will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost.

  • Travel Tips

    What to bring: Comfortable shoes, Sunglasses, Sun hat, Face mask or protective covering dress: religious and memorial sites: shoulders and knee must be covered.

  • Note

    • Activity level: Moderate
    • Departures: May 04, 2021, till October 30, 2021
    • Due to the high complexity and uncertainty of contemporary transportation, as well as unexpected situations, the planned itinerary can change at any moment and our choices may be affected by any social, economic, or environmental phenomena!
    • Not allowed: Oversize luggage, Luggage, or large bags
    • Id or passport must be presented to verify age & country of origin.

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FAQs

  • How to meet my tour guide?

    Your tour guide/staff will be waiting at pick up points such as your hotels’ lobby/main gate, a specific point etc. according to timing which you were given before tour date.

  • Can I state the departure time for my tour?

    Of course! We also operate tours on private basis, so you can customize the departure time, if it is a private service.

  • Can I choose the sights to visit on my own?

    On private tours. You can choose the sights and museums along with all sort of criteria you like by your agent according to content of service.

  • How to buy museum tickets?

    If the museum tickets are included in your tour, you do not need to buy it as extra. But if the museum ticket/s is/are not included in your tour, still no need to buy tickets in advance, during the tour your tour guide will help you to purchase them. Official tour guides have priority at museum ticket offices.

  • Am I traveling with a group on the tour?

    There will be two different tour type. Group tour and Private tour. On Private tours, you get a specific service according to confirmed plan for you/your party.

  • How about the transportation?

    When you book your tour with a van, you will be picked up from hotel, be transferred to the sights and then back to hotel. Otherwise, once you meet your tour guide at your hotel, you will be advised the best option for transportation such as taxi or tram.

  • How do I pay?

    After filling the Book Now form, there will be a payment button to complete your deposit payment, when you complete payment and secure the booking, we will confirm your tour details and balance payment will be in cash directly to the tour guide during the tour. You can choose to pay in USD, Euro or Turkish Lira.

  • What is the language of group tours?

    Our daily regular/scheduled group tours are organized in English. But if the number of your party is more than 10 persons you can ask for a tour guide in other languages. On the other hand, Private Tours can be organized in English, Spanish, German, Arabic, Russian and more etc.

  • What type of restaurants do you use?

    On group tours we use touristic restaurants which has open buffet. On private tours we use local restaurants which has a specific menu.

  • How to pay for my services?

    Beside money transfer by bank we accept visa and mastercard online payments on our online secure payment webpage.

  • Am I traveling with a group?

    No. You will be traveling independently on the regular transports according to your choice (Plane/Bus) but you will be with a small group only on local tours at the chosen areas this gives you an opportunity to meet different people through your stay. On the other hand, a private tour organization is always an option.

  • If I cancel my group or private tour in last minute?

    We are always tolerantly according to unexpected situations. Normally we should use cancellation policy rules but our company supports its clients as much as possible according to conditions.

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Good to Know

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Greek

  • Money

    ATMS widely available all round of Greece and Greek Islands. Credit cards accepted in larger establishments and destinations.Cash necessary in Greek villages and on smaller islands.

  • Visas for Greece

    Greece is not required Greek Visa for EU countries. Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days, however travellers from some nations may require a visa; double-check with the Greek embassy.

  • Mobile Phones (Cell Phones) for Greece

    Local SIM cards can be used in European and Australian phones.US and Canadian cells must use dual or tri-band system.

  • Driving in Greece

    Drive in Greece on the right steering wheel is on the left side of the car. Greece Country Side and Greece Highways before rental car,If you buy Greece Road Map, With Greek Islands Map will be much better.

  • Greece Weather and When To Go

    Greece Weather has got Mediterranean Climate by coast lines. North of Greece has continental climate. Greece Weather has dry climate and warm weather in summer, mild winter. Northern Greece Country Side Mild summer, very cold winter.

  • Greece Tourism - Greece Tour Packages - Greece Holiday Packages

    Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed Greek villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient Greek sites. Greece Tourism is One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the Greece Tourism draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited Greek islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, picturesque Santorini, Crete and Rhodes and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old Greek History, Greek Mythology and The Ancient Greek Sites in mainland on foot and discover the Greek islands as Crete, Rhodes, Santorini on a guided boat or Greek ferry tour. Greece is in Europe. Take the guesswork out of planning a Greece Holiday Packages or Greece Tour Packages vacation by using our Greece Tour Packages maker team.

    Greek Hotels High Season (May-Aug)
    Accommodation in Greece Hotels sometimes twice as much
    Crowds and temperatures soar
    Also applies to Easter

    Shoulder (Apr-Sep)
    Accommodation in Greece Hotels prices may drop by 20%
    Temperatures milder
    Internal flight and Greek ferries have reduced Schedule
    Few crowds

    Low Season (Oct-Mar)
    Many place shut, especially on the smaller Greek islands
    Accommodation in Greece Hotels up to 50% less than during high season
    Greek Ferry times skeletal
    Temperatures drop significantly; Crete can see snow

  • Safety in Greece

    Greece is generally a very safe place to visit and the majority of risks are similar to other destinations, with pickpockets in the major cities (Athens) and taxi drivers willing to charge you extortionate rates from the airports to the city center. Other less common dangers include dodgy drinking water on many of the Greek islands, the possibility of spiked drinks at international party resorts, and heatstroke on unshaded, sun-drenched Greek beaches. If you board a private boat, always ensure there are adequate life jacket and be vigilant about your belonging when lounging on busy, popular Greek beaches, leaving passport behind in hotel safes. Potentially risky activities aren’t limited to diving and mountain climbing; getting behind the wheel of car in Greece also requires extra defensiveness and caution.

  • First Time

    Everyone needs a helping hand when they visit a country for the first time. There are phrases to learn, customs to get used to and etiquette to understand.

  • Greek Language

    Greece Tourism is big business in Greece and being good business people, many Greek have learned the tools of the trade-English. In cities and popular towns, you can get by with less than a smattering of Greek; in smaller villages or out-of-the-way island and Greece destinations, a few phrases in Greek will go a long way. Wherever you are, Greeks will hugely appreciate your efforts to speak their Greek language.

  • Booking Ahead to Greece Tour Packages or Greek Hotels

    Reserving your accommodation in Greece Hotels, especially for the first night or two, can make your arrival in Greece that much easier. Out of season it’s important, as in some locations hotels close for months on end. In high season hotels can be fully booked well advance.

  • Greek Art

    Greece and art are good friends. For the oldest artistic expressions, visit the countless archaeological museums to see ancient sculptures and bronze statues, often dredged up from deep below the Aegean in Athens. Local cultural museums often contain crafts and textiles while the Athens’s top museums rival galleries anywhere in Europe.

  • Athens National Art Gallery

    The obvious contender for artistic bliss is this rich collection spanning Greece’s creative history; the offering is so plentiful, it has spilled out into the National Sculpture Gallery.

  • Athens Byzantine Iconography

    You don’t have to head to church this art is alive and thriving in galleries around the country where artists create exquisite, gold-hued creations; check out galleries on Patmos and in Rhodes Old Town.

  • Athens Modern Art

    The National Museum of Contemporary Art is good starting point,but witness the capital’s flourishing modern-art scene at events and galleries throughout the city.

  • Walking

    Whether it’s a stroll along the ancient promenade in Athens, a trek along a windswept donkey trail or a wander along an ancient footpath beneath olive and cypress trees, Greece is an outdoor lover’s dream. Trails crisscross the majority of the islands and offer great view and, at the right times of year, wildflowers and wildlife too. Festival of Agios Georgios (st George). The feast day of St George, the country’s patron Saint of shepherds, falls on 23 April or the first Tuesday following Easter. It’s celebrated with dancing, feasting and a general party atmosphere.

  • Best time for a Greece vacation

    If you’re planning to Book Greece vacation Packages, May is great time to visit by hiking. Temperatures are still relatively mild and wildflowers create a huge splash of color. Local greens, vegies and produce fill Greek kitchens. The first of May is marked by a mass exodus from towns for picnics in the country. Wildflowers are gathered and made into wreaths to decorate houses.

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