Discover Jewish Salonika: Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 April 2017
Outgoing FlightWe recommend Thursday 27 April from Gatwick Airport
EasyJet Flight EZY8091 departing 5:55am, arriving 11:10am
Incoming FlightSunday 30 April to Stanstead Airport
Ryanair Flight FR8583 departing 10.30pm, arriving 11:59pm
Thursday 27 April : Arrive Salonika, transfer to Hotel Mediterranean Palace (www.mediterranean-palace.gr), then depart for panoramic tour with breath-taking vistas
Friday 28 April: Morning: Walking tour of the historic Jewish Quarter including synagogues, the Holocaust Memorial and Jewish Museum and the Modiano market. Also exclusive visit to the US Consulate where there is notable room dedication. Afternoon: Bus tour of the Jewish City including the old cemetery monument, old train station, Shabbetai Zvi Mosque and famous villas owned by old Jewish families. Evening: Prepare for Shabbat, prayers at Community Synagogue
Shabbat 29 April: Relax, pray, eat, sing. Talk from celebrated local Jewish historian Rena Molho
Sunday 30 April: Vergina – the burial place and ruins of the Kings of Macedons, including King Philip, father of Alexander the Great. Veria – (the last stronghold of the Romaniot Jews in Northern Greece) the Jewish Quarter and synagogue. Edessa – the waterfalls
Cost: £400 (excluding airfare) for applications received by 31 January 2017, £450 thereafter.
Once you have registered for the Salonika trip with Kesher, you will want to make your flight arrangements promptly to secure the best airfare.
Accommodation: We will stay in 5 star luxury accommodation at Hotel Mediterranean Palace in the heart of the historic Jewish Quarter.
Tour Guide: Our tour guide will be Rena Molho, world renowned expert in Jewish history of Salonika
For a small taste of Greco-Jewish heritage, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv60rX0GBY8
This itinerary is for representative purposes, and is subject to change.