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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: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #900 on: June 17, 2022, 07:55:31 AM »
Hotel recommendation? Hard to find points availability. To get there from ATH also adds time is it worth for 2-3 days ? Is Mykonos easier to find nicer hotels? Thanks

Santorini worth it and nicer than Myk.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #901 on: June 17, 2022, 10:18:27 AM »
staying in Airbnb. Hard to find hotels that allow points. Secret view hotel is a nice budget friendly hotel with great views
Thinking of going as there's direct flights from TLV.
What do you do there? Is there any good, easily accessible, quiet beaches?
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #902 on: June 17, 2022, 12:05:04 PM »
staying in Airbnb. Hard to find hotels that allow points. Secret view hotel is a nice budget friendly hotel with great views
What are you doing about food?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #903 on: June 18, 2022, 02:20:37 PM »
What are you doing about food?
Chabad of Athens delivers throughout Greece, you just need to give them enough notice. Food comes double sealed, with instructions in Greek for the hotels etc. I used them many times.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #904 on: June 20, 2022, 05:40:26 PM »
Chabad of Athens delivers throughout Greece, you just need to give them enough notice. Food comes double sealed, with instructions in Greek for the hotels etc. I used them many times.
Is it like airline food ?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #905 on: June 20, 2022, 11:41:23 PM »
Is it like airline food ?
No. Much better than that :-)

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #906 on: June 21, 2022, 03:35:31 AM »
Everywhere i look, i see warnings not to go in the summer because its packed with tourists and very expensive. Has anyone been to Greece in the summer? Was it to packed?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #907 on: June 21, 2022, 06:12:31 AM »
Everywhere i look, i see warnings not to go in the summer because its packed with tourists and very expensive. Has anyone been to Greece in the summer? Was it to packed?
here now, went to santorini and Naxos, been nothing but amazing. The season to go IS in the summer.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #908 on: June 21, 2022, 07:10:43 AM »
here now, went to santorini and Naxos, been nothing but amazing. The season to go IS in the summer.
Now's a little early though, I mean July-August.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #909 on: June 21, 2022, 07:16:28 AM »
Now's a little early though, I mean July-August.
I've been many times. Personally I never found it to be too crowded.

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« Reply #910 on: June 21, 2022, 10:46:34 AM »
Went in August.

Oia in Santorini is always going to be packed for sunset, but otherwise didn't feel too croweded. Definitely didn't feel croweded in MYK.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #911 on: June 21, 2022, 11:35:24 AM »
Is santorini preferred over crete?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #912 on: June 21, 2022, 11:45:08 AM »
Is santorini preferred over crete?
Definitely more special, IMHO

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #913 on: June 21, 2022, 11:52:03 AM »
Does Santorini have easy to access quiet beaches?
Preference for serviced if that exists....
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #914 on: June 21, 2022, 12:48:51 PM »
No. Much better than that :-)
Yeah but still not what you want when your on vacation to reheat some plain chicken portion at $25 per, when on vacation you want to be able to go out to eat and have some choices bottom line there is nothing there only a reheated chabad portion and shlepping food along isn't very ideal

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #915 on: June 21, 2022, 12:59:54 PM »
Yeah but still not what you want when your on vacation to reheat some plain chicken portion at $25 per, when on vacation you want to be able to go out to eat and have some choices bottom line there is nothing there only a reheated chabad portion and shlepping food along isn't very ideal
Everyone has different priorities.
I care about the destination - not about the food I'm getting.

When I used to travel as single / newly wed, we would bring tuna cans and crackers and were very happy. When Chabad launched countrywide kosher deliveries I felt like a king - suddenly id have wine and  meat for Shabbos while in the remote dream location  ::)

I think only going where you get freshly made kosher food highly limits your travel options and you miss out on stunning place.

My 2 cents

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #916 on: June 21, 2022, 01:04:53 PM »
Everyone has different priorities.
I care about the destination - not about the food I'm getting.

When I used to travel as single / newly wed, we would bring tuna cans and crackers and were very happy. When Chabad launched countrywide kosher deliveries I felt like a king - suddenly id have wine and  meat for Shabbos while in the remote dream location  ::)

I think only going where you get freshly made kosher food highly limits your travel options and you miss out on stunning place.

My 2 cents
I hear yes it may limit travel options, but from what I hear also sounds like similar to HI also not always are you in the mood of shlepping canned food etc. for 3 days or eating reheated packaged chicken portion

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #917 on: June 21, 2022, 01:09:56 PM »
I hear yes it may limit travel options, but from what I hear also sounds like similar to HI also not always are you in the mood of shlepping canned food etc. for 3 days or eating reheated packaged chicken portion
I've shlepped 60lbs of frozen food the the Seychelles last year - best decision i ever made. Going this year to MLE, doing the same.
Again, to each its own - for me it's not a headache

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #918 on: June 21, 2022, 01:56:40 PM »
I've shlepped 60lbs of frozen food the the Seychelles last year - best decision i ever made. Going this year to MLE, doing the same.
Again, to each its own - for me it's not a headache
Does Greece let you bring in meat & cheese?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #919 on: June 28, 2022, 05:22:57 AM »
Does Greece let you bring in meat & cheese?

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