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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 #800 on: August 23, 2019, 12:46:31 PM »
When doing Santorini, how important is it to stay in Oia?

I have two options for places to stay, both with pools, both with excellent views of the caldera, but the Oia one is slightly more expensive and not quite as nice.

I did stay there it was amazing and the views but I would not say its a must .

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« Reply #801 on: August 23, 2019, 12:50:39 PM »
I didn't stay in Oia its extremely crowded and alot more $ than the other parts of the island, keep in mind the entire island is about 45m 1h drive so even if u stay somewhere else u can go just drive there.

In this case, the cost isn't that different, but the villa outside Oia is slightly nicer.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #802 on: October 06, 2019, 05:58:38 AM »
Anyone have any hotels with a pool/ jacuzzi they reccomend in oia or fira sant that you can bring kids?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #803 on: October 06, 2019, 06:01:49 AM »
Hyatt should have
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« Reply #804 on: October 06, 2019, 06:04:43 AM »
Hyatt should have
Most of the places are closed for the end of October. The ones that are  open are ok, but not a wow for the points.
Willing to pay cash also.
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« Reply #805 on: October 06, 2019, 08:41:59 AM »
Just do Airbnb.
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« Reply #806 on: October 28, 2019, 01:23:48 PM »
Any recent TR?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #807 on: October 29, 2019, 04:57:40 PM »
Any recent TR?

check out my TR from last year  this year we went again but TR is not done yet 

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #808 on: October 30, 2019, 05:01:47 PM »
Any recent TR?

Not sure if this is what you want, but this is from my trip in April.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #809 on: February 02, 2020, 05:02:13 PM »
When visiting israel for a week does it make sense to fly out for a day or two Athens? R/t is only around 169.00

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #810 on: February 02, 2020, 05:40:16 PM »
When visiting israel for a week does it make sense to fly out for a day or two Athens? R/t is only around 169.00

I found Athens to be boring. If anything, fly to one of the islands.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #811 on: February 02, 2020, 06:32:22 PM »
I found Athens to be boring. If anything, fly to one of the islands.
Which one? Don't think there is any direct from TLV

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« Reply #812 on: February 02, 2020, 06:37:11 PM »
I found Athens to be boring. If anything, fly to one of the islands.
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« Reply #813 on: February 02, 2020, 06:37:24 PM »
Which one? Don't think there is any direct from TLV
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #814 on: February 02, 2020, 07:04:34 PM »
Which one? Don't think there is any direct from TLV

Every year is different. There should be some islands tho.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #815 on: February 02, 2020, 09:40:24 PM »
Which one? Don't think there is any direct from TLV

Depending in the season there are direct flights to some of the Islands in Greece or Cyprus. Check out this website https://www.daka90.co.il/ for some good travel packages

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« Reply #816 on: February 02, 2020, 10:04:24 PM »
Depending in the season there are direct flights to some of the Islands in Greece or Cyprus. Check out this website https://www.daka90.co.il/ for some good travel packages
Maybe May isn't season yet, can't find in May.

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« Reply #817 on: February 02, 2020, 10:21:10 PM »
Maybe May isn't season yet, can't find in May.

Browsed quickly and noticed travel packages to Cyprus is that in your interest? Its less flight time and usually cheaper.

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« Reply #818 on: February 02, 2020, 11:18:23 PM »
Browsed quickly and noticed travel packages to Cyprus is that in your interest? Its less flight time and usually cheaper.
wanted Greece, thanks anyway

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #819 on: May 31, 2020, 05:08:43 PM »
I found Athens to be boring. If anything, fly to one of the islands.

I have not been to Greece in many years. From what I remember, the islands are fantastic but Athens is a pit. Most people only use Athens as a launching point. Except for the Ruins, the Parthenon, the Acropolis, and National Archeologic Museum, Athens is an ugly city with lousy architecture.