This past week we visited the sacred Greek island of Delos (it is about a 40 minute boat ride from Mykonos). The highlight of our time there was a visit to the synagogue on the remote east side of the island (see the end of this post).
This synagogue is said to date to the second half of the second century B.C. which would make it the oldest synagogue yet discovered.
I knew the general location of the synagogue, but thought I would ask in the Delos museum how to get there (bad mistake). The answer was, “that side of the island is closed.” Well . . . I hadn’t traveled 6,000 miles by land, air, and sea, just to see this synagogue and be “turned away,” so we set off on the dirt road just to the north of the museum.