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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

Athens Chabad Pdf

Mykonos:
Hotels

Kosher
https://koshermykonos.com
whiteandblue.kosher@gmail.com
+331 84 60 70 70

What to do


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 #340 on: May 27, 2015, 06:07:14 PM »
Yes. We took the tram from our hotel to the beach. There was a beach club where they offered lessons. I'll try to remember the name. We went last summer so should still be there. The Aegean is beautiful

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #341 on: May 27, 2015, 06:07:36 PM »
Just want to mention a data point. Until you actually use a tour guide you do not know what you are missing. That goes for every destination. Tour guides are usually amazing regardless of how much research you did on TripAdvisor

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #342 on: May 27, 2015, 06:08:09 PM »
Athens was a bit of a let down. The Jewish museum is done well. Would recommend it
I actually loved it and intend to be back

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #343 on: May 27, 2015, 06:09:53 PM »
Let down in the sense that it's not a very nice city what with the graffiti and stray dogs. Aside from that was fun

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #344 on: May 27, 2015, 06:10:40 PM »
Any recommendations of a tour guide company in Athens. Or is it easier just to get around yourself? Whats a must see while we are there.
And wheres a good kosher place to eat while we are there?
Only one place to eat. Doesn't hurt that its rated #7 out of 2437 in Athens. And in their they can can recommend an awesome tour guide

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #345 on: May 27, 2015, 06:12:19 PM »
Where did you do that? Near Athens?
Dont go to Athens and do water skiing. Just my opinion

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #346 on: May 27, 2015, 06:22:21 PM »
Dont go to Athens and do water skiing. Just my opinion
Water skiing sounds fun but was more interested in scuba diving.

I actually loved it and intend to be back
Whats the museum called? is it Jewish Museum of Greece in Athens

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #347 on: May 28, 2015, 12:32:34 AM »
I actually loved it and intend to be back
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« Reply #348 on: May 28, 2015, 01:23:12 AM »
Thanks to you and everyone else for all your input im really looking forward to my trip. Has anyone done scuba diving or snorkling in Greece?
I did a full day scuba diving trip in Rhodes for 35 eu!! I was picked up from my hotel and driven to their boat. I went on a boat with 10-15 others & we went rite off a gorgeous beach. The boat docks there for the day while u dive, swim etc. The dive was amazing. Saw some really cool fish. U go in groups of 3 & it's a 45 min dive. Dueing the time u r not actualy diving they provide u with free snorkeling gear to use or u can just chill on the boat or beach. They then had the option for a 2nd dive for an additional 25 euro. This was only recommended if u r a fairly competent diver as u go abt 60 feet down. They show u underwater caves and I even saw an octopus! Truly an amazing trip. Oh and obviously they transport u back to hotel wen u get bak (around 5:30 pm)

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #349 on: May 28, 2015, 01:26:49 AM »
Water skiing sounds fun but was more interested in scuba diving.
Water skiing can be done anywhere. Go diving. U won't regret it. Going waterskiing in Athens is like going to israel to ski in the Chermon

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #350 on: May 28, 2015, 02:41:19 AM »


Whats the museum called? is it Jewish Museum of Greece in Athens
Dunno. I was referring to Athens as a whole

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #351 on: June 14, 2015, 02:19:44 PM »
Hi I need some help planning a trip to Greece in 3 weeks from London . wont to be there for about 3 to 4 days I would love to visit Santorin island .

what the best way to get there with points .

how many days to I need for this island .

should I rather go visit anther island ?

do I need a car there and where can is a nice hotel to stay for the right price ?

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« Reply #352 on: June 14, 2015, 03:10:07 PM »
Search through the thread it's been discussed.
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« Reply #353 on: June 14, 2015, 07:41:05 PM »
Search through the thread it's been discussed.



Thanks for u great help I did that and I would like to know from someone who has been there

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #354 on: June 14, 2015, 07:48:40 PM »
We loved Rhodes. A car was very helpful

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« Reply #355 on: June 14, 2015, 07:55:09 PM »
We loved Rhodes. A car was very helpful

R u saying I should go to a different island ?

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« Reply #356 on: June 14, 2015, 07:57:30 PM »
I can only speak to Rhodes as that's the only one that we went to. We found a lot of stuff to do such as the old town etc.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #357 on: June 14, 2015, 08:03:52 PM »
R u saying I should go to a different island ?
Each island has its own perks. I spoke to many different people in Athens over Shabbos who had been to all different islands & everyone was convinced theirs was the best. I was only in Rhodes and I loved it. A car is very worthwhile but to get the most out of your island experience I would suggest a moped or ATV. I had an ATV for 5 days in Rhodes & it was amazing. I think "officially" Mykonos & santorini are the best but you'll have a great time as long as you're not constantly worrying while you're there if you should've gone to a different island

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« Reply #358 on: June 14, 2015, 08:25:58 PM »
I am not sure why but I love the pictures and the view of  santorini  I won't to go to this island do I need a car there how should I get there?

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« Reply #359 on: June 14, 2015, 08:36:39 PM »
I am not sure why but I love the pictures and the view of  santorini  I won't to go to this island do I need a car there how should I get there?
Santorini is supposed to be amazing. I don't know about needing a car there but I would assume it's a big plus. Getting there probably requires a connecting flight from Athens or somewhere nearby. I don't think any regular airlines go directly there. Flights within Greece can be booked on Aegean for pretty cheap. Your other option is to get there by boat from Athens or maybe Thessaloniki but that can take over 20 hours