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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


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: Domes of Elounda, Greece
« Reply #720 on: August 06, 2018, 04:26:07 PM »
Seems like the private pools aren't heated? What's the point of them?
lol you can get them heated for a fee. I believe some are heated as well.


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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #721 on: August 06, 2018, 08:09:05 PM »

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #722 on: August 08, 2018, 11:21:59 AM »
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.
Remember the room type / name?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #723 on: August 10, 2018, 09:42:22 AM »
Remember the room type / name?
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #724 on: August 14, 2018, 10:58:36 AM »
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #725 on: August 16, 2018, 12:23:42 PM »
I'm thinking of the Domes of Elounda. Can anyone who's been there help me with the basics?
Which airport do I fly to? Getting to the hotel?
Thanks,
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #726 on: August 16, 2018, 12:28:24 PM »
I'm thinking of the Domes of Elounda. Can anyone who's been there help me with the basics?
Which airport do I fly to? Getting to the hotel?
Thanks,

Have not been there. Google says closest commercial airport is HER, about 45 miles away.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #727 on: August 16, 2018, 06:23:21 PM »
I should really go back a step.
If i were to do just one island in Greece, which one should I go to? Corfu, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos...?
And if I'm doing Crete, should it be the domes of elounda or the domes of noruz chania?
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #728 on: August 16, 2018, 06:28:08 PM »
I should really go back a step.
If i were to do just one island in Greece, which one should I go to? Corfu, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos...?
And if I'm doing Crete, should it be the domes of elounda or the domes of noruz chania?

Going to Crete and santorini next week. Iíll let you know.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #729 on: August 16, 2018, 06:38:08 PM »
Going to Crete and santorini next week. Iíll let you know.

Thanks!
Shout out to Meshugener!

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #730 on: August 19, 2018, 08:19:20 AM »
I should really go back a step.
If i were to do just one island in Greece, which one should I go to? Corfu, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos...?
And if I'm doing Crete, should it be the domes of elounda or the domes of noruz chania?
I've been to Crete, Santorini, Kos and Rhodes. Santorini was the nicest of the bunch but is very expensive if you want to do it properly

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #731 on: August 19, 2018, 08:32:12 AM »
I've been to Crete, Santorini, Kos and Rhodes. Santorini was the nicest of the bunch but is very expensive if you want to do it properly


What did you do in Santorini and Crete?

Quick TR?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #732 on: August 19, 2018, 09:08:10 AM »

What did you do in Santorini and Crete?

Quick TR?
In Crete, basically hung out in hotel (Blue Palace) and private pool. One day visited Spinalonga, one day went to a local beach.

Santorini:
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.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #733 on: August 19, 2018, 09:21:19 AM »
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.
You stayed in House of the Collector? What rates?
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #734 on: August 19, 2018, 09:26:44 AM »
You stayed in House of the Collector? What rates?
Cheaper than the Antarctica trip

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #735 on: August 19, 2018, 09:53:20 AM »
I'm thinking of the Domes of Elounda. Can anyone who's been there help me with the basics?
Which airport do I fly to? Getting to the hotel?
Thanks,
I've been there. Fly into HER and rent a car.

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« Reply #736 on: August 19, 2018, 12:19:55 PM »
Cheaper than the Antarctica trip
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #737 on: August 19, 2018, 03:08:03 PM »
I've been there. Fly into HER and rent a car.
+1 exactly what I did. Beautiful, you'll enjoy it.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #738 on: August 22, 2018, 10:43:09 AM »
@Dan itís time for you to end your love affair with Hawaii and try Greece. Domes is unreal. Like nothing Iíve seen before

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #739 on: August 26, 2018, 02:47:55 AM »
Anyone coming to santorini this week? I have a box of kosher food I can give away.