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Velissarianou Street n.4. Evraiki, Greece
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The only synagogue that survived the Holocaust!

The Jews of Corfu - Jews lived in Corfu in antiquity during Byzantine rule in the region. Since the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
יהודה ש
A lovely interesting synagogue

This loveley synagoggue has a very informative leaflet about history of the local Jewish community... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Stan W
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Velissarianou Street n.4. Evraiki, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Jews of Corfu - Jews lived in Corfu in antiquity during Byzantine rule in the region. Since the Middle Ages there have been two communities on the island. One of the Jews "Romanyot", which finds and their heritage in the Greek and Greek communities...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This loveley synagoggue has a very informative leaflet about history of the local Jewish community from about 1200 AD. Very intersting discussions with the officials in charge who spoke excellent English. 7000 Jews lived in Corfu at the end of the 19th Century . Almost...More

1  Thank Stan W
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This functioning synagogue was very hard to find. It took us an hour but we finally got there. Lovely stained glass windows with the bima and ark inside. So nice that it is open and accessible to the public. It was founded 300 years ago.

1  Thank Linda5355
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Living in Antwerp, Belgium, involves daily contact with members of the Jewish community. The community in Corfu got nearly whiped out at the end of the 2nd World War. The small synagogue stands as a living monument for the past and for the future in...More

1  Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

This still-functioning synagogue in Corfu is absolutely beautiful. The bima is at one end and the ark at the other, with benches running sideways the length of the building in the middle (so no one has to turn their back to either end of the...More

Thank Kelly R
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We here on our last holiday very inviting and loved the synagogue. This is an orthodox synagogue but beautifully finished and enjoyable a must to see

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Of the four synagogues that existed in the ghetto before World War II, only the Greek one—La Scuola Greca—remains. Next door lie the ruins of the Talmud Torah. We spent ten days in Greece, traveling to as many communities as we could, which had contained...More

11  Thank ShifraToronto
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

The synagogue called Scuola Grecia located near the new fortress, is very impressing and well preserved. There are two floors, the ground floor which includes the Jewish community office and the synagogue on the upper floor.In weekdays the place is open between 1100-1600 and holds...More

2  Thank avi s
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

The old Sephardic Synagogue is Officially open between Sunday and Thursday from 11: 00 to 15:00. It's also open for praying on Israeli holidays. The synagogue is in a well-preserved, and is dedicated to the memory of the 2000 Jews of Corfu who perished in...More

1  Thank Uri_Har
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

had a great experience of celebrating sukot with the Jewish community. The Synagogue is a beutiful place to visit and learn about Jewish history

Thank Tal R
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