The older of the two synagogues in Athens is the Romaniote one, built in 1904. It is called Etz Hayyim, a common name for Romaniote synagogues. Still called “the Ioannina Synagogue” by the community’s older members, it is the smaller of the two and is used today only during the High Holidays. The ground floor houses the community’s offices, in rooms originally intended for a Jewish school.
The entrance to the the Etz Haim Synagogue, by architect Constantine Staikos.