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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

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 #675 on: June 12, 2018, 10:08:04 PM »
Just stayed at domes of noruz chania.. weird room (sink in middle of room)  great pool. Free breakfast (gold spg-amex plat)(brought my own pan for eggs but they couldnt use it because of some heating element wouldnt conduct the heat or something). Other than that this awesome guy  Christos at front desk/guest relations had no problem heating/freezing  my pom meals . Nice views and each room has a plunge pool,  but no hot tub.  Other than that  nice stay decent service.  Going to santorini next (no spg availability ) will be staying at Canaves oia. Feel free to message me for more questions.

P.s i rented a car from herlakion audi a3 for ~230 euro and i drove to the west side of island. Made sense as a cab one way was 130 euro..heads up at the rental car place Sixt rental car wouldnt gove me the car because ďyou dont have an international licenseĒ. So I did what any DDealer would do. I walked away and I literally went to the lady next to her at buget rent a car and they had a comparable car and price from the one i had reserved online, so I just booked it there. The lady at budget warned me if I were caught I would be finded 1k euro. ..I took the risk.I also used the car to go to elofonisi beach and it was great..kinda windy road but well worth it.

How are you getting from chania to santorini? are you going 2 hours to port of HER?
Was the car a convertible?
Did you go athens at all or straight to crete?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #678 on: June 20, 2018, 12:59:46 PM »
Any islands in Greece have flights direct to TLV


besides JMK?

& JTR
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #679 on: June 20, 2018, 01:03:53 PM »
Any islands in Greece have flights direct to TLV


besides JMK?

Iím doing from JTR

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« Reply #680 on: June 20, 2018, 01:05:45 PM »
Iím doing from JTR
I see now its not daily route

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« Reply #681 on: June 20, 2018, 01:06:52 PM »
I see now its not daily route
Most of them arenít

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« Reply #682 on: June 20, 2018, 01:09:44 PM »
Most of them arenít
make sense


Greece Hotels look like they haven't been updated in 10-20 Centuries
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #683 on: June 20, 2018, 02:14:17 PM »
Any islands in Greece have flights direct to TLV


besides JMK?
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Crete (HER).

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #684 on: June 20, 2018, 05:15:47 PM »
Kos, Rhodes