Corfu Jewish Synagogue

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Location: Town

The Jewish Synagogue of Corfu is an impressive two-floor structure with a gable roof, placed in a central spot in Corfu Town. Also known as La Scuola Greca or Nuova, the Synagogue is the only one functioning on the island since the rest have been demolished throughout the years or during the period of the Second World War. Plus, its distinctive pale yellow exteriors make it stand out among the surrounding buildings!

The Synagogue’s Venetian-influenced architecture can be easily distinguished from the get-go, while a large marble sign next to the entrance informs visitors that the building is next to the family home of Albert Cohen, a popular novelist and journalist of the 20th century! Upon entering, guests will spot its light-blue and yellow walls, as well as its grandiose Holy Ark (the central part of the temple) and numerous wooden benches for believers. Plus, the offices of the local Jewish community can be found on the building’s bottom floor!

An integral part of the island’s history and the Jewish struggle, the Synagogue is a highly-regarded sight in Corfu due to the strong presence of the Jewish community throughout past centuries.
Its most important exhibit is its commemorative plaque, in memory of the 2000 Jewish Corfu residents whose lives were tragically lost during World War II.

The Synagogue is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00, while one may also visit it upon request.

How to get there

The Jewish Synagogue is located in Corfu Town just a 10-minute walk away from the central bus station and a 13-minute walk away from a parking lot.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 26610 39911, 0030 693 484 3704, or 0030 694 726 6811, or booking your taxi online.

Car rental: There’s the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the Jewish Synagogue and many other points of interest in Corfu at their own pace.

Public transport: The central bus station of the island is located at Corfu Town. There are bus connections between this bus station and most areas of the island. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.



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