Etz Hayyim Synagogue, Chania, Crete, Greece | CruiseBe
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Etz Hayyim Synagogue

History and museums
synagogue, historic site, landmark

The Etz Hayyim Synagogue (Hebrew: בית הכנסת עץ חיים‎) is the only surviving remnant of the once Jewish community on the Greek isle of Crete. After being restored, the synagogue has become a tourist destination and has attracted visits from foreign dignitaries like Queen Sofía of Spain, the sister of the former King Constantine II of Greece, who made a sudden and unannounced visit to the site on March 6, 2006.

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