Travel with CFHU and Melton
Greece: An Odyssey to an Ancient Jewish Home

Embark on an emotional journey to the cradle of democracy, western philosophy, and the oldest Jewish community outside Israel, established in the 3rd century BCE. 

Explore Jewish history, discovering the ancient Romaniote Jewish community, the migrations of Jews from Sephardic and Ashkenazic lands, and life during the Ottoman Empire. Visit ancient synagogues and cemeteries, meet community leaders, and witness the resilience of Jewish life in Athens. Explore Salonica, where the community strives to preserve its past, Spanish roots, and Ladino language.

Join us for this Aegean odyssey amid iconic landscapes—Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Delphi, Vergina, Meteora—forming a captivating backdrop to explore panoramic views of our rich cultural heritage.


  • Explore Athens, uncovering iconic landmarks like the Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Library, the Jewish Museum, engaging with local leadership, and more.
  • Discover the beautiful port city of Volos with a visit to the local synagogue & Jewish cemetery.
  • Marvel at Meteora to witness the largest and most dramatically perched monastery complex atop the ancient rock formations in Trikala.
  • Discover Salonica, the historic haven of Sephardic Jews, visiting the Jewish Museum, synagogues, and engaging with the dynamic local community to understand its significance as the pre-WW II, “motherland of Thessaloniki.
  • Encounter Vergina: a UNESCO World Heritage Monument and 20th-century archaeological marvel.
Greece highlights


  • Accommodations: 10 Nights 
  • Meals: Breakfast every day, three group dinners, one light meal
  • Educational Programming: All entrance fees and programs as per the Melton itinerary. 
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