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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 #90 on: April 18, 2013, 02:06:57 AM »
no

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: April 18, 2013, 08:24:46 AM »
I see all these resorts on the water. Westin, arion. Is it safe to stay 25 min from downtown?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: April 18, 2013, 10:32:36 AM »
I see all these resorts on the water. Westin, arion. Is it safe to stay 25 min from downtown?

yes very safe -- "down town is not anywhere near as safe " -- it is not the greeks need to worry about --more the illegals --- like any city safe n not safe places --if going in summer 2 days is enough  in Athens  and then off to an island as they are "very" safe

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: April 18, 2013, 11:30:53 AM »
Contemplating going to athens. Anybody recommend hotels ? Are there hotels on the water?
I'm not sure it's worth making a special trip there from NJ, unless you're going to the islands or you're a history geek.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: April 18, 2013, 12:26:53 PM »
I'm not sure it's worth making a special trip there from NJ, unless you're going to the islands or you're a history geek.

i agree -- and ---- going to an island is worth the trip

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: April 18, 2013, 12:30:53 PM »
I'm not sure it's worth making a special trip there from NJ, unless you're going to the islands or you're a history geek.
i dont agree. you dont have to be a history 'geek' to appreciate the history

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: April 18, 2013, 01:29:22 PM »
i dont agree. you dont have to be a history 'geek' to appreciate the history

for most people on vacation with limited time  2 or 3 days in Athens is enough ,  yes  you can spend more time if that is what u want to do -- my advice was based on what "most" tourist do --stay as long as you like --they need the tourist $

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: April 18, 2013, 02:04:12 PM »
Can anyone recommend which area is the best to stay in on Santorini?
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« Reply #98 on: April 18, 2013, 02:21:19 PM »
I have heard  Starwood Vedema resort is very nice

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« Reply #99 on: April 18, 2013, 02:24:00 PM »
I have heard  Starwood Vedema resort is very nice

The area or the hotel?
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: April 18, 2013, 02:58:19 PM »
Imerovigli is the most romantic. Lots of honeymooners there.

Oia would be my second choice

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« Reply #101 on: April 18, 2013, 03:00:10 PM »
Imerovigli is the most romantic. Lots of honeymooners there.

Oia would be my second choice
I'm looking for the nicest scenery and most interesting area.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: April 18, 2013, 04:13:04 PM »
I'm looking for the nicest scenery and most interesting area.

Traveling as a couple either one would be beautiful . I dont consider Santorini interesting . It's just remarkable . Interesting is someone's behavior .

But at night you must go to Fira and  Franco's Bar so dont just expect to stay in one place

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: April 19, 2013, 12:47:17 PM »
Anybody know how I can get in touch with the rabbi in greece? Rabbi Mendel hendel.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: April 20, 2013, 01:50:34 PM »
Anybody know how I can get in touch with the rabbi in greece? Rabbi Mendel hendel.
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