Topic Wiki

Greece Master Thread
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 »

Author Topic: Greece Master Thread  (Read 234329 times)

Offline davidmal

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 7880
  • Total likes: 605
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 239
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #680 on: June 20, 2018, 01:05:45 PM »
I’m doing from JTR
I see now its not daily route

-DMC
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it ~Ferris Bueller"

Offline zagguru

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 3113
  • Total likes: 171
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 70
    • View Profile
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #681 on: June 20, 2018, 01:06:52 PM »
I see now its not daily route
Most of them aren’t

Offline davidmal

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 7880
  • Total likes: 605
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 239
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #682 on: June 20, 2018, 01:09:44 PM »
Most of them aren’t
make sense


Greece Hotels look like they haven't been updated in 10-20 Centuries
-DMC
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it ~Ferris Bueller"

Offline Emkay

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 14412
  • Total likes: 377
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 35
    • View Profile
  • Location: Where I ought to be
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?
?
Crete (HER).

Offline moish

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 10037
  • Total likes: 298
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: AA LT Plat, Avis, SPG Plat
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #684 on: June 20, 2018, 05:15:47 PM »
Kos, Rhodes

Offline zagguru

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 3113
  • Total likes: 171
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 70
    • View Profile
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #685 on: June 28, 2018, 12:50:40 PM »
anyone staying at Domes Elounda should book it soon before the price nearly doubles

Offline Hjay

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2016
  • Posts: 1361
  • Total likes: 93
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #686 on: June 29, 2018, 03:42:41 AM »
anyone staying at Domes Elounda should book it soon before the price nearly doubles

Wow!! Happy I stayed there last year for 45k!! Was definitely happy with the price, that was a big sweet spot for real high end Marriott hotels, being that they’re capped at 45k.

Offline zagguru

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 3113
  • Total likes: 171
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 70
    • View Profile
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #687 on: July 04, 2018, 03:16:09 PM »
Hi i just came back from a 3 day trip to Santorini greece  its amazing place we stayed in Oia Tr coming soon.

Can i nudge you for that TR?

:)

Offline sam28

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 1882
  • Total likes: 138
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #688 on: July 04, 2018, 03:19:19 PM »
Can i nudge you for that TR?

:)

Feel free to ask anything u wont . our TR is still being worked on

Offline zagguru

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 3113
  • Total likes: 171
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 70
    • View Profile
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #689 on: July 04, 2018, 03:21:09 PM »
Feel free to ask anything u wont . our TR is still being worked on

Where did you stay?
Did you rent a car?
Kosher food?
Activities you did?

Offline sam28

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 1882
  • Total likes: 138
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #690 on: July 04, 2018, 03:27:52 PM »
Where did you stay?
Did you rent a car?
Kosher food?
Activities you did?

Food I ordered from Chabad Athens they sent it with the ferry

Yes I rent a car

and we stayed in Hyperion Oia suites Santorini

Offline zagguru

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 3113
  • Total likes: 171
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 70
    • View Profile
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #691 on: July 04, 2018, 03:47:06 PM »
Food I ordered from Chabad Athens they sent it with the ferry

Yes I rent a car

and we stayed in Hyperion Oia suites Santorini

Hyperion Oia suites looks gorgeous!

Offline moish

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 10037
  • Total likes: 298
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: AA LT Plat, Avis, SPG Plat
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #692 on: July 05, 2018, 05:50:57 PM »
Food I ordered from Chabad Athens they sent it with the ferry

What was the process like? I just came back from JTR and I schlepped Pom

Offline Hjay

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2016
  • Posts: 1361
  • Total likes: 93
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #693 on: July 05, 2018, 06:29:52 PM »
What was the process like? I just came back from JTR and I schlepped Pom

Where’d you stay? Did you go with kids?

Offline zagguru

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 3113
  • Total likes: 171
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 70
    • View Profile
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #694 on: July 05, 2018, 06:38:34 PM »
What was the process like? I just came back from JTR and I schlepped Pom

Short TR please? :-)

Offline moish

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 10037
  • Total likes: 298
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: AA LT Plat, Avis, SPG Plat
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #695 on: July 05, 2018, 08:46:28 PM »
Where’d you stay? Did you go with kids?
Short TR please? :-)
Short TR: No kids. Flew in on easyJet from LGW. Picked up Avis rental car. Drove to my hotel, the Ikies Traditional Houses, checked in to my room which included indoor/outdoor jacuzzi/pool and a shvitz, and wasted away the days. Oh, and great views of the Caldera. On final day, was granted 5pm checkout, at which time walked to Oia proper for obligatory picture with blue domes. Drove back to airport to catch Olympic Air to ATH and A3 to TLV.
Hotel heated up all POM meals when requested.

Offline sam28

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 1882
  • Total likes: 138
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #696 on: July 06, 2018, 11:56:01 AM »
What was the process like? I just came back from JTR and I schlepped Pom

it was the best thing I did I sent them and a email they sent all the food with milk to the port and my hotel went to pick it up .when I arrived to my room it was there all packed with ice

Offline @Yehuda

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 9696
  • Total likes: 188
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 5
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #697 on: July 06, 2018, 12:10:08 PM »
Do any of the islands have nice points hotels walking distance to a Chabad?

Offline PlatinumGuy

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 15115
  • Total likes: 2450
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 11
    • View Profile
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #698 on: July 06, 2018, 12:42:52 PM »
I thought the only Chabad is in Athens
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר – יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

Offline zagguru

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 3113
  • Total likes: 171
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 70
    • View Profile
Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #699 on: July 07, 2018, 09:47:55 PM »
Grand Hyatt Athens now accepting reservations for Aug 18. Category 3 - 12K points
https://athens.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html