Etz Hayyim Synagogue

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Etz Hayyim Synagogue
בית הכנסת עץ חיים
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Basic information
Location Parodos Kondiyaki
Greece Chania, Greece
Affiliation Orthodox Judaism
Website Etz Hayyim Synagogue

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 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.

The synagogue was the target of an arson attack January 5, 2010. [1]

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Coordinates: 35°30′56″N 24°01′00″E / 35.51556°N 24.01667°E / 35.51556; 24.01667