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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 #30 on: May 31, 2011, 02:42:07 AM »
does anyone know of any COMPLETELY private pools in any hotel in greece that are reasonably priced?

Chabad of Athens has a COMPLETELY private Mikvah

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2011, 09:28:01 AM »
Chabad of Athens has a COMPLETELY private Mikvah
Lol...but maybe there are security cameras?
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2011, 09:34:22 AM »
Lol...but maybe there are security cameras?

Only a Chuchem would know that

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2011, 11:43:57 AM »
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« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2011, 11:58:11 AM »
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2011, 01:20:13 AM »
does the mikvah have a cash and points option?do they have cameras in the suits too?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2011, 05:30:36 PM »
Does anybody know if the Kosher Restaurant is open yet in Athens?

I will be there in 3 weeks and I would love to have hot kosher meals

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2011, 05:51:43 PM »
as of last summer, the chabad rabbi can provide hot kosher food.
are the riots over?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2011, 05:39:11 PM »
as of last summer, the chabad rabbi can provide hot kosher food.
are the riots over?

Its much quieter then 2 months ago, But not 100 percent

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2011, 03:53:16 PM »
it was crazy to see the pics coming out of there from right in front of the hotel i stayed in last summer. i hope youre not planning on staying at the grande bretagne

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« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2011, 04:41:33 PM »
it was crazy to see the pics coming out of there from right in front of the hotel i stayed in last summer. i hope youre not planning on staying at the grande bretagne

No I am staying in the Novotel Athenes, All the review's say it a beautiful hotel but not the greatest location.


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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2011, 05:06:49 PM »
i hope youre okay with that. athens had some real seedy locations

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2011, 04:13:01 PM »
i hope youre okay with that. athens had some real seedy locations

I picked that location because of the Shul nearby for Shabbos, but I am bot that worried, I know how to defend myself


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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2011, 04:38:33 PM »
near the shul? are you spending shabbos there? if yes, be aware that the shul is quite far from the rabbis house, so if you are going to be there for shabbos, and you plan on eating by the rabbi, i would recommend something closer to the rabbi

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« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2011, 01:18:41 PM »
near the shul? are you spending shabbos there? if yes, be aware that the shul is quite far from the rabbis house, so if you are going to be there for shabbos, and you plan on eating by the rabbi, i would recommend something closer to the rabbi
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I just need to be close to the Shul, we will order food from the Chabad House and eat in the Hotel. I hate to crash Chabad Houses, I don't think that is fair to the Rabbi