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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

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 #15 on: October 12, 2010, 06:47:31 AM »
Just booked The Westin Athens Astir Palace Beach Resort.
Any tips for the area? Kosher food?
Chabad of Greece has some helpful info on Jewish/kosher stuff.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2010, 07:07:49 AM »
Just found that.
There appears to be a kosher catering/delivery
And a jewish tour guide to jewish sites as well as Greek sites
Will post results


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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2010, 07:59:06 AM »
i was just there in the summer. stayed at the nicest hotel in town and best location, the grand bretagne with cash and points. not aware of a jewish guide, but there arent any jewish sites aside from the jewish museum. only kosher food is from the chabad house which delivers

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2010, 09:57:44 AM »
Anyone been to the Blue Palace? Now that looks nice!
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2010, 10:58:18 AM »
yes

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2010, 11:31:05 AM »

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2010, 12:07:37 PM »
what a great comment

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2010, 01:27:01 AM »
I was in Greece.
Athens, if not to slow, you see in one full day.
The other cities stick to the same architecture, so it bores fast.

The islands are a different type of holiday.

You probably would want to fly to Rhodes/Crete.

The islands look like on the tourist brochures, with the perfect beaches, however, in the whole of Greece cities/islands, the temperature is unbearable in the summer (very high humidity), much worse then israel.

Paris is a bigger must.

Unless you are on honeymoon, I find that a regular nice hotel, let's you taste much more of the local culture.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2010, 04:45:37 AM »
i was there in the summer, and the only problem as far as heat was on the acropolis since theres no shade and youre fully exposed to the sun. a cheap umbrella can take care of it though.
athens can be seen in one FULL day only if youre not into museums. if you are, you definitely need more time.
as far as the islands go, i was on crete and stayed at the blue palace in elounda which was nice especially with the upgrade to a bungalow with private pool, but the consensus was (by the island hoppers we encountered) that Santorini was the nicest.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2010, 05:29:22 AM »
Perfect, I'm there for two days. My plan is touring one day and one day water sports

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2010, 05:45:24 AM »
to each their own

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2011, 06:06:13 PM »
Hi,

I just booked a ticket to Greece with my Wife, and was wondering on things to do for the entire week?

If anyone has any ideas for some historical Jewish or Greek sites let me now

Thanks a million

 

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2011, 03:06:35 PM »
historical greek stuff? acropolis

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2011, 08:00:00 PM »
There is a jewish museum in Athens.
There is the lookout in the center of town.
Hordus gates.
The parliament (that's what I think it is, with funny guards).

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2011, 01:28:08 AM »
does anyone know of any COMPLETELY private pools in any hotel in greece that are reasonably priced?