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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 #45 on: July 30, 2011, 05:17:36 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
you are mistaken. they enjoy it very much. they go around the table and talk to everyone, the comradery...

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2011, 10:55:07 PM »
you are mistaken. they enjoy it very much. they go around the table and talk to everyone, the comradery...

Moish,

I will take you advice and go for a meal and give him a donation for the hospitality

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: August 05, 2011, 11:26:21 AM »
finally, someone listens to me!

you wont be disappointed

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: August 06, 2011, 10:55:11 PM »
finally, someone listens to me!

you wont be disappointed

Yeah, I am in touch with the Rabbi, I am bringing a few things he can't get in Greece,

Will keep you posted on my experience

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: August 07, 2011, 01:02:29 AM »
Yeah, I am in touch with the Rabbi, I am bringing a few things he can't get in Greece,

That's really kind of you. Sometimes this does even more for a remote rabbi than a check.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: August 07, 2011, 02:55:19 AM »
a chabad rabbi once asked me to bring him cold cuts from israel (among other things, ie cholov yisroel chocolate and cream cheese), and i shlepped it for him
on shabbos, he served it at the meal to all the guests
yesh dorshim legnai
yesh dorshim leshvach

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2011, 02:56:17 AM »
a chabad rabbi once asked me to bring him cold cuts from israel, and i shlepped it for him
on shabbos, he served it at the meal to all the guests
yesh dorshim legnai
yesh dorshim leshvach

Gnai? It was Kosher, right? :P
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2011, 02:57:54 AM »
some might be perturbed that he served it to his guests who are going home to their respective countries after shabbos where cold cuts can probably be found en masse
the idea was to give him something he would appreciate for himself since he cant get it where he is

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: August 07, 2011, 03:00:40 AM »
some might be perturbed that he served it to his guests who are going home to their respective countries after shabbos where cold cuts can probably be found en masse
the idea was to give him something he would appreciate for himself since he cant get it where he is
Amazing how some folk can find issues (and be perturbed?) with such a selfless act. 
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: August 07, 2011, 03:05:59 AM »
Amazing how some folk can find issues (and be perturbed?) with such a selfless act. 
yesh dorshim legnai
yesh dorshim leshvach
i understand both viewpoints

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #55 on: August 07, 2011, 03:12:39 AM »
i understand both viewpoints
I don't.
You don't become a shliach to far-flung locales for the gashmiyus.  These people devote their lives to helping other yidden and giving up personal comforts to hasten the coming of moshiach.
It's hardly surprising that they wouldn't save even something like that for themselves when there are others who would appreciate it to make their shabbos that much nicer..  And for more people to eat cold cuts on shabbos to help in their own avodas/ahavas hashem, what more can you ask for?
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: August 07, 2011, 04:15:20 AM »
some might be perturbed that he served it to his guests who are going home to their respective countries after shabbos where cold cuts can probably be found en masse
the idea was to give him something he would appreciate for himself since he cant get it where he is

You can that gnai?
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2011, 11:19:12 AM »
Did anybody every drive in Greece?

I rented a car for the week and need to know if anybody has any suggestion about Greece's roads?

Is all the signs in English or Greek?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: August 20, 2011, 04:07:04 PM »
i drove in crete, where did u have in mind?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: August 20, 2011, 11:12:10 PM »
Athens to Delfi