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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

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 #75 on: June 17, 2012, 06:51:07 PM »
Can anyone recommend a couple places/cities in Greece with good beaches?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: July 27, 2012, 02:40:19 AM »
anybody ever here of kos greece? and is there a chabad there?
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: August 05, 2012, 08:18:31 PM »
so i feel that i should write bec maybe someone one day will look at this and need help

i just go back from a trip with my wife from rhodes greece.
i booked thru daka90.com they gave me a package deal, for 2 flights and hotel from monday till thurs night. 3 star hotel.
to begin booking has to be last minute otherwise u wont be able to book in advance. as well as when booking u need either a TZ or muchdet number (worked for me) in the airport in ben gurion my wife found that there was a spg shereton there, and the hotel the gave us was from from town and was very ugly looking from the pics, so we booked 3 nights shereton, with cash and points, cat 3, 45$ a night and 3500 a might (around i think)
we got to rhodes got out luggage and we went out side and there was a lady in front of a desk with the company who daka booked thru, i told her my name and told her i am not going to the hotel they gave me, and she said no prob so wll drive u to your new hotel. the shereton was amazing, 4 pools, 3 putside one inside. 3 bars, great rooms VERY nice staff and very worth the points! there is nothing to eat in greece, we brought all the food, froze milk, bread, cheese, (panini maker) cereal, deli and shnitzel. and of course snaks. they have a fridge in the room as well.
the hotel has a private beach just for hotel members and is in front of the hotel across the street, but they have a tunnel taht goes straight to the beach, which was quiet and empty and nice. there beaches there in general are rocky but the water was amazing and very clear and relaxing. there are no highways so the bus system is like the train system in israel one way,
the first day we took a 10 min bus ride to the old town and new town, there they have tons of eateres which does me nothing, but they have tons of little shops selling fakes for pennies, clothing, jewlery sun glasses, pocketbooks, and tons of suveniers. there is an old synoguge there too, they close at 3 and they have free tours there too, the old town is right off the peninsula cost there are tons of boats there waitng to take ppl to diff places
as in day 2 - we took a boat to another greek island called simi island (the only way to get there is by boat) its a full day tour which is nice but a bit boring, the boat ride is comfy bec its a huge boat that brings cars over to this island as well as construction vehicles to build ..lol we stayed there for 3 hrs then we departed to aother part of this island to a monestary, r' moshe fienstien holds its ok but r' ovadya yosef says its an issur d'oraisa, so we decided to just stay on the boat for taht half hr why take chances.
there is also a happening night life in the area. there are tons of pubs and places to grab drinks, soda, beer, hooka and they have comedy acts and things like that, they were all showing the olympics as well. the casino though does cost 15 euro to enter so beware just in case. we took taxi and bus here and there but most of it is in walking distance.
the hotel had entertainment at night as well, which was cute. plus the hotel is very relaxing sitting there, the hotel starts half way up. meaning the loby is the 6/7/8th floors,  there is a pool on the 6th floor as well , the hotel was built on a mountain, so they have these amazing views from the porches off the lobby, and we brought our supper there, and watched the sunset, just like everyone else did.
there are also other tours that you can book thru ur hotel, we did simi island, but theres scuba diving, another butterfly tour, another boat goes to turkey every day, and jeeping, just go to the fron desk and ask them. they have computers for everyone for 45min free. the hotel had a tennis court as well as a basketball court, squash, pool and a few other things, they also had a kids program i saw.
then we got a call from the ppl that we were booked thru they will pick us up from the airport on thurs, as we checked out the paper came thru my flight was delayed 4 hrs, so the hotel stored my lugg while we just chilled at the bools bar/resturant, which was gorgeous.

i think thats all for now, if any q's pm me id love to help!!
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Any hotel with absolute private pool. No tzniuas problem at all?
« Reply #78 on: October 23, 2012, 04:10:46 AM »
Any hotel with absolute private pool. No tzniuas problem at all?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: October 23, 2012, 06:38:37 AM »
What about the cameras?
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Re: Any hotel with absolute private pool. No tzniuas problem at all?
« Reply #80 on: October 23, 2012, 09:46:47 AM »
Any hotel with absolute private pool. No tzniuas problem at all?

i satyed at the shereton, there is no private pool there,
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: January 10, 2013, 03:45:20 PM »
I do drive stick but I reserved a automatic, lazy American lol
I was force to get am international drivers licence due to greece new rule.
how and where do iget an international license? i am in brooklyn, NY

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: January 10, 2013, 05:17:38 PM »
i believe aaa offices

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: January 11, 2013, 11:34:59 AM »
does anybody know if we still need an international driver license to rent at ATH? i booked with national car rental, and they dont say anything about it..

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: January 12, 2013, 02:31:47 AM »
does anybody know if we still need an international driver license to rent at ATH? i booked with national car rental, and they dont say anything about it..

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: January 12, 2013, 01:56:41 PM »
Hi,

I rented in ATH with Trifty years ago and had a good experience. I believe I had international license with AAA at the time, sorry I am not certain. I go to Greece every year for a couple of weeks every year and rent with the same local rental car agency in a smaller town (Larisa). He never has any problem at all with my Michigan drivers license.

For any Greece related travel questions you can check out Matt's page: http://www.greecetravel.com/  I am sure the answer is there or u can contact him.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: January 12, 2013, 02:43:47 PM »
I have rented from Hertz and Avis in Greece many times --they always require a Greek or EU licensee, if from states need a int'l lic.

if you have never driven in greece --it will be "some experience" put on your crash helmet, they are reckless , I would suggest if can do without a car ,do it

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: April 17, 2013, 10:30:52 PM »
Contemplating going to athens. Anybody recommend hotels ? Are there hotels on the water?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: April 18, 2013, 01:44:52 AM »
the grande bretagne was nice

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: April 18, 2013, 01:53:36 AM »
Is that on the water?