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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

Zaggurus TR: zagguru's


Sam28 TR Santorini : Sam28's


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.
https://chabadrhodes.com

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #795 on: August 11, 2019, 10:40:42 AM »
Anyone ever stay at the kosher Hotel In crete?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #796 on: August 12, 2019, 12:44:54 AM »
Is there any way to book Aegean with miles (other than united)
Im trying to book HER-BRU for Oct 18
Revenue ticket is $210
United miles is 25K
anything else I can try?

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« Reply #797 on: August 12, 2019, 12:48:09 PM »
Have you tried lifemiles? don't know how much they would charge

Is there any way to book Aegean with miles (other than united)
Im trying to book HER-BRU for Oct 18
Revenue ticket is $210
United miles is 25K
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #798 on: August 23, 2019, 10:36:20 AM »
When doing Santorini, how important is it to stay in Oia?

I have two options for places to stay, both with pools, both with excellent views of the caldera, but the Oia one is slightly more expensive and not quite as nice.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #799 on: August 23, 2019, 12:17:09 PM »
When doing Santorini, how important is it to stay in Oia?

I have two options for places to stay, both with pools, both with excellent views of the caldera, but the Oia one is slightly more expensive and not quite as nice.
I didn't stay in Oia its extremely crowded and alot more $ than the other parts of the island, keep in mind the entire island is about 45m 1h drive so even if u stay somewhere else u can go just drive there.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #800 on: August 23, 2019, 12:46:31 PM »
When doing Santorini, how important is it to stay in Oia?

I have two options for places to stay, both with pools, both with excellent views of the caldera, but the Oia one is slightly more expensive and not quite as nice.

I did stay there it was amazing and the views but I would not say its a must .

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« Reply #801 on: August 23, 2019, 12:50:39 PM »
I didn't stay in Oia its extremely crowded and alot more $ than the other parts of the island, keep in mind the entire island is about 45m 1h drive so even if u stay somewhere else u can go just drive there.

In this case, the cost isn't that different, but the villa outside Oia is slightly nicer.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #802 on: October 06, 2019, 05:58:38 AM »
Anyone have any hotels with a pool/ jacuzzi they reccomend in oia or fira sant that you can bring kids?

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« Reply #803 on: October 06, 2019, 06:01:49 AM »
Hyatt should have
Purpose > Pleasure

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« Reply #804 on: October 06, 2019, 06:04:43 AM »
Hyatt should have
Most of the places are closed for the end of October. The ones that are  open are ok, but not a wow for the points.
Willing to pay cash also.
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« Reply #805 on: October 06, 2019, 08:41:59 AM »
Just do Airbnb.
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