Exodus Cruises is proud to present a brand-new collection of small-ship, eight-night cruises, offering Jewish holidaymakers an opportunity to travel with like-minded people to exceptional destinations, in comfort and safety.
Hotel Grande Bretagne
We are very pleased to offer Exodus Cruise guests the chance to stay in what is arguably the finest hotel in Athens. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, opposite the Greek Parliament, with breathtaking views of the Acropolis, Syntagma Square and lush Lycabettus Hill.
Tour of Athens
Exodus Cruises welcomes our guests to begin their journey through the Jewish Heritage of Greece with a fascinating Athens Tour. The centre of Athens represents a harmonious blend of past and present. The city’s legacy of ancient monuments plays a leading role in the centuries-old history of Athens; today, a vibrant European capital.
4th-century synagogue mosaic, found on the island of Aegina.
Our exceptional team of licensed guides brings to your cruise experience a deep knowledge of Greek Jewish heritage, giving life to the vibrant role of the Romaniote and Sephardic communities of the past. Jewish presence in Greece dates back to antiquity and follows the tumultuous course of the country’s history to the present day.
Jewish History of Greece
The Jewish History of Greece dates back thousands of years and has played a prominent role in the country’s rich, multi-cultural heritage. As far back as the 4th century BCE, an account by Clearchus of Soli describes an encounter between the famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle (4th century BCE) and a Jewish sage while travelling in Asia Minor.