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Chabad has an awesome restaurant (and a cool chabad house) in Athens (Rated Number 2 of all restaurants in Athens on TA).
They also ship to all islands which you can warm up in your hotel. The food is awesome as as well!
Find them on facebook or on their website

Bunch of kosher travel related info here: http://koshergreece.com

Trip Reports: CS91's Santorini & Athens

Athens:
Hotels
Hotel Grande Bretagne (Starwood)
King George Palace  (Starwood)
Both hotel's are right near each other, grand Bretagne is a little more upscale.
Both are walking distance to Chabad (Around 10 min) and to most of the action in Athens.
Other hotel's are a little further out of all the action.

Stuff to do
GOSTIJO kosher restaurant (They have a small grocery where you can get a variety of Israeli products) [See above]
Acropolis (Akropolis) and the Acropolis (Akropolis) Museum
Anafiotika (old town with some shopping)
Plaka 
Monastiraki
Panathenaic Stadium (Panathinaiko Stadio) first modern Olympics game.
Day trip to Delphi
Water-skiing in the Aegean Sea


Santorini:
Hotels
There are only two options which take points.
1. Vedema, this hotel is in Megalochori, it is a little off the path (Not near the water) and you don't get the views you would expect in Santorini. (Not a great option, but if you want to stay with points, it is a nice hotel)
2. Mystique, rated as one of the best Starwood hotels in the world. Availability is almost impossible, because they only have 27 rooms. Never mind the shocking 70K Starwood points a night in high season. 

Stuff to do
Kamari Beach, there is a cliff there which has a nice jump into the ocean. (Please be careful!)
Red Beach
Hiking Trail Fira - Oia (You can take a Donkey which is quite freaky, or take a tram)
Sunset in Oia (A must do, to get away from the crowds go to Sun Spirit, it is near the windmill and has great views and not packed. They only serve drinks.)
Santorini Volcano, Hot Springs.
Rent a ATV go around the island (At your own risk, the drivers in Santorini are crazy!)
Highest point of the island near the town of Prygos. Awesome panoramic views of the whole island.

Rhodes
Hotels
Sheraton Rhodes, large resort very centrally located. nice pools.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #615 on: April 14, 2018, 11:56:58 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good way of doing this trip? My wife and I want to take 2 weeks in the summer to go to Israel, but she really wants to do a stop over for maybe 5-7 days in Greece. What would be the best way to book the flights? Would prob want to do 2 different stops in Greece (also looking for recommendations which 2 places in greece to stay)

If anyone has already done this trip, a small TR would be amazing!

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #616 on: April 18, 2018, 08:24:59 AM »
Can anyone recommend a good way of doing this trip? My wife and I want to take 2 weeks in the summer to go to Israel, but she really wants to do a stop over for maybe 5-7 days in Greece. What would be the best way to book the flights? Would prob want to do 2 different stops in Greece (also looking for recommendations which 2 places in greece to stay)

If anyone has already done this trip, a small TR would be amazing!

I did a 5 day trip to Greece from Israel last summer. Iíll do my best to post a mini tr in the next day or two. Donít feel bad nudging me to get it done.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #617 on: April 18, 2018, 09:12:35 AM »
I would also be interested in 5 day trip information from Israel.  Thinking about it for this summer.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #618 on: April 19, 2018, 04:57:50 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good way of doing this trip? My wife and I want to take 2 weeks in the summer to go to Israel, but she really wants to do a stop over for maybe 5-7 days in Greece. What would be the best way to book the flights? Would prob want to do 2 different stops in Greece (also looking for recommendations which 2 places in greece to stay)

If anyone has already done this trip, a small TR would be amazing!

I would also be interested in 5 day trip information from Israel.  Thinking about it for this summer.

I went to crete for 5 days. I settled on crete as opposed to the many other islands mainly because of points hotel availability & ease of getting there.

Flights - I was first checking the standard Priceline kayakÖ the options werenít great price wise & scheduling. I was then directed to 3 Israeli deal sites bo nauf (בא נעוף), hulyo (חוליו) & daka90. Bo nauf does not have a website they have an app. Every wed morn at 9am Israel time (iirc) they release deals which are available for 24 hours. Hulyo is an app as well as a website & pretty much every day they release new deals. Daka90 is like an Israeli Priceline - app & website. I ended up calling daka90 & booking over the phone with them & I was very happy with their cs. All these sites mentioned show flights which you wonít find on the standard Kayak Priceline etc. If you have more questions about this pm me Iíll be happy to share more details.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/not-el-al-the-smaller-israeli-airlines-that-will-get-you-there-for-cheap/
Just saw this, some more options to look into, although they donít mention the deal sites I used which also have small Greek airlines that I couldnít even find websites for.

Hotels - I looked at all the points hotel options on the different islands, Hyatt & Hilton both donít have, SPG has a bunch of random & Marriott has 2 in crete. After going through the options, Domes of elounda seemed like our best choice for a few reasons. Flying direct into crete as opposed to other islands seemed the easiest & with a baby that was a priority, standard rooms were pricing at Ä850 & we would be paying just 45k Marriott for 4 nights & 5th night free. The standard rooms are suites with a balcony & private jacuzzi & we were hoping for an upgrade which we got to a room with a private pool as well (in my request for an upgrade to a room with a pool, I asked that I be given one high up so that it is completely private & nobody can see in - bĒh they pulled through). If youíre going without kids it might be worth looking into domes noruz Chania which is an all adult hotel. Do a drop of research into domes of elounda & youíll see all the great things about the hotel, pools, on the beach, all suitesÖ

Iíll get another post out soon about what we did & try to add some pics as well.



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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #619 on: April 22, 2018, 06:56:15 AM »
How much were the flights?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #620 on: April 22, 2018, 10:31:06 PM »
Look up mano cruises. they have 5 day cruises that leave from haifa to greece, that are relatively cheap

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« Reply #621 on: April 23, 2018, 12:40:51 AM »
Look up mano cruises. they have 5 day cruises that leave from haifa to greece, that are relatively cheap

Does that work with a 1 and 3 year old?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #622 on: April 23, 2018, 01:57:46 AM »
How much were the flights?

I think $978 for 2 adults & 1 kid. My dates the prices werenít that great.

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« Reply #623 on: April 23, 2018, 04:32:06 AM »
i have not been on the cruise yet. i know people who have gone. i dont know enough with regards to how it would be with kids. i cannot imagine it would be any different than flying.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #624 on: April 23, 2018, 10:39:49 AM »
Has anyone been to Santorin if yes how many days do u need there .

What is there to do other then the views ?

do I need a car there . and if yes is it hard to drive ?

and where is the best place to stay ?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #625 on: Yesterday at 12:40:29 PM »
Anyone know where I can order kosher meals delivered Santorini ?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #626 on: Yesterday at 01:17:17 PM »
Anyone know where I can order kosher meals delivered Santorini ?
The Chabad of Athens restaurant, Gostigo.

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« Reply #627 on: Yesterday at 01:23:27 PM »
The Chabad of Athens restaurant, Gostigo.

have u used them before ?

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« Reply #628 on: Yesterday at 01:25:10 PM »
have u used them before ?
Spoke to them about it but never personally used them for delivery although I know others who did. I have eaten there before there.

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« Reply #629 on: Yesterday at 03:46:25 PM »
Spoke to them about it but never personally used them for delivery although I know others who did. I have eaten there before there.

do u have any info on Santorini not much info here about this place planning to be there in 2 weeks ?