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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

« Last edited by davidmal on October 16, 2023, 08:49:36 AM »

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #460 on: October 30, 2015, 05:06:01 AM »
Looking for a recommondation.
Want to use the LY promo to go somewhere in Europe in March for 4-6 days (including shabbos) w/ 3 young kids.
Currently, due to weather and price factors, the options seem to be the following:
Athens
Rome
Venice

Suggestions?

MARCH WEATHER Athens--- low 9c hi 17c rain once every 3 days or so -with 3 young children it may not be a "vacation"--- if your were a tourist visiting tourist sites  in other places with 3 young ones then athens is like any other place -NOT TRYING TO SOUND NEGATIVE -just my thoughts

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #461 on: October 30, 2015, 06:37:44 AM »
I would go with Athens. Its more interesting then Rome
i disagree with that

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #462 on: October 30, 2015, 09:56:23 AM »
Depends how you define "doable". One day is a bit tight for a whole island. Look into santorini. Just FYI there are MANY one day tours that go out from Athens
Doable in my books is see the island and still have time for the beach and chill a little.
 Getting to Santorini is a flight or a boat?
The rates in athens for hotels is to cheap to use points in my opinion btw

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #463 on: October 30, 2015, 09:56:58 AM »
Thx, was thinking the same thing about Venice, especially cuz it's more self contained.
However, the weather seems to be around 8-10 degrees colder, which could make it tough.

What day trips would you recommend from Athens?
And has anyone done any AirBnb's close to chabad they'd recommend?

I did an AirBnB close to the chabad, i think it was called the Athens Boutique apartments.  Not a bad place, only had 1 full size mattress though.  If you check the chabad of athens website they have information also.  Just be aware that the streets are very small and it's very easy to get lost.  Hope you speak Greek

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #464 on: October 30, 2015, 10:00:47 AM »
Thx all, booked the tix.
Now I've gotta look around into activities.
Worth taking a train outside of Athens for a day or 2? Would love seeing some green nature if possible.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #465 on: October 30, 2015, 10:19:54 AM »
Doable in my books is see the island and still have time for the beach and chill a little.
 Getting to Santorini is a flight or a boat?
The rates in athens for hotels is to cheap to use points in my opinion btw
Flight. Unless you want to sit on a ferry for about 20 hours I think

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« Reply #466 on: October 31, 2015, 02:59:35 PM »
Flight. Unless you want to sit on a ferry for about 20 hours I think

Oh I'm looking for more local to athens that I can go and come back that day.
Do you recommend Aegina, porus, or Hydra? or would a 3 island tour cover most of the island?
I'm hoping to do athens, Rome, Paris and London so don't really want to add another flight.
Do you know what the standard policy in Europe is with checked bags? Are any airlines free?

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« Reply #467 on: October 31, 2015, 08:01:08 PM »
Oh I'm looking for more local to athens that I can go and come back that day.
Do you recommend Aegina, porus, or Hydra? or would a 3 island tour cover most of the island?
I'm hoping to do athens, Rome, Paris and London so don't really want to add another flight.
Do you know what the standard policy in Europe is with checked bags? Are any airlines free?
I didn't end up doing my island tours from Athens, although I wanted to. Didn't end up having the time

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #468 on: November 05, 2015, 09:43:38 AM »
Any recommendations for a nice hotel to stay for one night. Preferable that there are things to do within walking distance.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #469 on: November 05, 2015, 11:56:48 AM »
I was just looking at the Starwood properties in Santorini and it looks they're not taking reservations until April. Is that likely to be the case with other islands/chains as well?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #470 on: November 05, 2015, 12:52:50 PM »
I was just looking at the Starwood properties in Santorini and it looks they're not taking reservations until April. Is that likely to be the case with other islands/chains as well?
many hotels close down in the winter season

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #471 on: November 05, 2015, 01:00:19 PM »
many hotels close down in the winter season
Got it. Maybe we'll just stay local

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #472 on: November 05, 2015, 01:57:39 PM »
Got it. Maybe we'll just stay local
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« Reply #473 on: November 05, 2015, 02:35:00 PM »
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #474 on: November 05, 2015, 06:26:40 PM »
Any recommendations for a nice hotel to stay for one night. Preferable that there are things to do within walking distance.
I stayed at the Intercontinental Athens, its close by and they have free a shuttle to the center of town every half hour or hour depending on the time of day, if you happen to miss the shuttle there is a tram that wil take you around Athens for almost nothing, and its about a block away from the hotel

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #475 on: November 05, 2015, 07:56:36 PM »
Any recommendations for a nice hotel to stay for one night. Preferable that there are things to do within walking distance.
Hotel Grand Bretagne and King George are both really nice Starwood hotels at only 12k per night

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« Reply #476 on: November 08, 2015, 06:44:27 PM »
Hotel Grand Bretagne and King George are both really nice Starwood hotels at only 12k per night
Ended up booking that one.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #477 on: November 08, 2015, 11:42:57 PM »
Ended up booking that one.
Nice. I didn't stay there as I wanted to be closer to Chabad for Shabbos but I did check it out. Looked really nice

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #478 on: November 15, 2015, 04:45:27 PM »
can someone recommend a hotel in heraklion near airport? simlpy but clean is fine

any kosher food in crete?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #479 on: November 15, 2015, 05:27:50 PM »
can someone recommend a hotel in heraklion near airport? simlpy but clean is fine

any kosher food in crete?

tia
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