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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


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: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #740 on: August 26, 2018, 07:01:59 AM »
@zagguru - thats so nice, my friend and his wife will be there this week.  what do you have?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #741 on: August 26, 2018, 07:26:40 AM »
@zagguru - thats so nice, my friend and his wife will be there this week.  what do you have?

Some left over items from America (deli cheese) and some stuff from Chabad (milk yogurt more deli etc)

If they want it I can ask Vedema to hold it for them to pick up

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #743 on: September 09, 2018, 09:47:01 AM »
@Dan itís time for you to end your love affair with Hawaii and try Greece. Domes is unreal. Like nothing Iíve seen before
Have you been to Hawaii?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #744 on: September 09, 2018, 09:59:33 AM »
Anyone being in Athens in the near future? I need something brought back from Athens to NY. Paying $500 cash.

( I'm not asking for a pre packed suitcase. it needs to be purchased, and needs special care. Only available in greece)

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #745 on: September 09, 2018, 03:15:42 PM »

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #746 on: September 09, 2018, 03:19:41 PM »
Yes
Same here, loved both, but prefer the Greek Islands.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #747 on: September 09, 2018, 03:21:17 PM »
I am about to book a trip to Greece for next summer, what airline do you recommend in business or first? Can fly from anywhere in the US or Canada.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #748 on: September 09, 2018, 03:22:46 PM »
Same here, loved both, but prefer the Greek Islands.
probably has something to do with the fact that Greece is only open half the year for the most part, there weren't such good hotel redemptions available before the SPG Marriott merge and Hawaii is part of the US which makes it more attractive as well

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #749 on: September 09, 2018, 03:27:32 PM »
probably has something to do with the fact that Greece is only open half the year for the most part, there weren't such good hotel redemptions available before the SPG Marriott merge and Hawaii is part of the US which makes it more attractive as well

Not saying that Hawaii is bad, but in place of going to Hawaii a 4th or 5th time, I would say to try greece

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #750 on: September 12, 2018, 09:58:47 AM »
How's the weather in Santorini in early October ?
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #751 on: September 12, 2018, 03:17:13 PM »
Is Greece worth going and only staying in Crete and maybe one more island? I heard Mykonos and Santorini are the bets islands. But booked the Domes and dont want to cancel.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #752 on: September 12, 2018, 05:11:45 PM »
How's the weather in Santorini in early October ?
Will be quiet, not much tourists, some businesses close, weather decent but not great for swimming. Temps range from mid sixties to mid seventies.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #753 on: September 16, 2018, 03:47:21 PM »
Anyone fly bluebird airlines from Tlv to her? Seems to be only non stop and decent prices/ schedule. Any reason not to?
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #754 on: September 30, 2018, 01:03:44 AM »
Anyone go to Thessolonikki?  Anyone stay at astoria, it is supposed to be kosher.  Is the free breakfast kosher?  Any better recommendation for a place to stay including Shabbat?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #755 on: September 30, 2018, 10:05:08 AM »
Trying again for bluebird airline- anyone dealt with them after schedule changes? I booked and then they changed both my flight times significantly, cutting out big part of two days there. Apparently theyíre an Israeli based company and off until Tuesday, but curious if anyone has either dealt with them before or knows if there are any Israeli regulations that might make them allow free changes in these situations?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #756 on: October 12, 2018, 04:53:29 AM »
Anybody in domes of Elounda now or in next few weeks? Left something small there would lik to try to get back if possible. they have it (a small sefer) but use some service which would cost 80 euro, which Iíd rather not do, so if anyone there or will be please PM me!
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #757 on: January 04, 2019, 08:02:57 AM »
Does anyone know if you can still visit the abandoned Athens airport? Pictures look really cool, but I saw a news article that said it recently got sold to a developer.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #758 on: February 28, 2019, 02:05:36 PM »
Will be in Athens next month for a full 24 hours. Any advice of what there is to do there? Thanks.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #759 on: February 28, 2019, 03:02:24 PM »
Will be in Athens next month for a full 24 hours. Any advice of what there is to do there? Thanks.
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