Revive the Jewish Past of Thessaloniki

02/21/2023 | Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki has a rich Jewish history, dating back to the 4th century BC. During the Ottoman Empire, Thessaloniki was home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the world. Sadly, this community was almost entirely destroyed during the Holocaust.


However, there are still a number of Jewish monuments in Thessaloniki that are worth visiting. Here are a few examples:


  • Holocaust Memorial - This memorial is located in the city center and commemorates the 50,000 Jews who were deported from Thessaloniki to concentration camps during World War II. The monument is made of black marble and features the names of the deportees.


  • Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki - The museum is located in a restored building that was once a Jewish school. It features exhibits about the history of the Jewish community in Thessaloniki, as well as artifacts from the Holocaust.


  • Monastirioton Synagogue - This synagogue was built in the early 20th century and is one of the few remaining synagogues in Thessaloniki. It features beautiful stained glass windows and a central dome.


  • Jewish Cemetery - The Jewish Cemetery in Thessaloniki is the largest Jewish cemetery in Greece. It was established in the 16th century and contains the graves of many prominent members of the Jewish community.


If you are interested in learning more about the Jewish monuments in Thessaloniki, it's highly recommended to book a tour with a licenced guide, who specializes in Jewish history. The guide can provide you with a more in-depth look at these sites and help you understand their historical significance.


Book your private and guided tour here and discover the Jewish Heritage of Thessaloniki

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