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Delos Synagogue: Jewish Heritage Private Tour from Mykonos

Delos Synagogue: Jewish Heritage Private Tour from Mykonos

From US$ 451.70 per group up to 1

Visit the ancient holy island of Delos and explore the Jewish part where the Jewish Synagogue is located, one of the oldest in Europe. Take the boat from the Old Port of Mykonos City and enjoy an informative private walking tour.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Delos island by boat in the evening 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
  • Take time to explore the outdoor archaeological site of Delos before you board the boat to return to Mykonos
Full description
Visit Delos island from the Old Port of Mykonos City by the boat that departs at 5:00 PM. Sail for half an hour to reach the uninhabited island of Delos, which is considered the holy island of Ancient Greece. There you will take a private guided tour of the Jewish Synagogue on the other part of the island. Learn the Jewish history of the island from a licensed guide. Later, take some time to explore the Museum of Delos before you board the boat to return to Mykonos. The synagogue of Delos, Greece, is one of the oldest synagogues known today, its proposed origin dating between 150 and 128 BCE. 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 of the city. Instead, the synagogue was built in a section of Delos called the Quartier du Stade. Join this tour to discover the Jewish Synagogue and learn about the history of the island. 
Includes
  • 1.5-hour private guided tour with a licensed guide
  • Roundtrip boat cruise to Delos from the Old Port of Mykonos City
  • Skip-the-line entry to Delos site
  • Wireless tour guide system
  • Taxes
  • All safety equipment
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meet at the Old Port of Mykonos City.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  The archaeological museum of Delos remains closed for the 2021 season due to the Covid-19 situation
  •  Loss or damage of the wireless tour guide system will incur a penalty of 70 EUR.
  • Please note that the Museum on Delos is temporarily closed due to renovation and COVID-19 restrictions.
  •  Please note that the boat departure might be delayed by a few minutes if the port police decide to do so for safety or logistical reasons.
  •  Due to local regulations, you have to exchange the GYG voucher for an official boat ticket at the port. This process takes a few minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Interesting, but get ready to walk

Did the Jewish heritage tour on Delos, July 22, 2018. Met our guide at the boat and while we were boating to Delos, she gave us a history of the island. Once we got to Delos, we needed to walk 30 minutes to the site. It was very hot. Bring water! It’s not a treacherous walk, but the heat is a killer. We departed at 5pm and you are in direct sun the entire time. After we hiked to the synagogue and back, we still had 30 minutes before the boat departed and our guide gave us options of what we could see, and we got to see more structures on the island with explanations. Delos is incredible and our guide, Ourania, was extremely knowledgeable about Delos and Greece. Ourania, was an archeologist with her PhD. Quite impressive. The tour was very interesting and our guide were excellent. Highly recommend!

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July 23, 2018

A must .. occasional personalized welcome. Célestine, doctor in Archeology, speaks 7 swaddling clothes, aged about thirty, sympathetic from the start. Myself, Doctor of medicine, scholar, they say in the sacred texts. Various exchanges (in the middle of summer) fruitful

August 25, 2019

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