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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 #760 on: February 28, 2019, 03:03:50 PM »
We did a 8 hr bike tour of all the top attractions in Athens was well worth it
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« Reply #761 on: March 03, 2019, 06:52:32 PM »
How do i add a link of my Tr to the wiki ?

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How about a 3 day trip to Athens in April? Any ideas?
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« Reply #763 on: March 04, 2019, 06:19:17 AM »
Is it worth seeing Panathenaic Stadium from the outside?

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« Reply #764 on: March 05, 2019, 03:15:50 AM »
How about a 3 day trip to Athens in April? Any ideas?
Why not, Athens usually has nice weather in April.
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« Reply #765 on: March 06, 2019, 01:39:21 PM »
Why not, Athens usually has nice weather in April.

Just wondering if there's enough in Athens to keep us busy for 3 days
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i was in Athens for 3 days and was perfect.
Day 1 self touring parks interesting places random bus rides etc...
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« Reply #767 on: March 06, 2019, 01:45:01 PM »
i was in Athens for 3 days and was perfect.
Day 1 self touring parks interesting places random bus rides etc...
Day 2 sky diving
Day 3 8h city bike tour

Super cool and helpful. I dont think skydiving is up our alley, though. Any watersports?
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Super cool and helpful. I dont think skydiving is up our alley, though. Any watersports?
Skydiving best experience ever, we did all water-sports in Zykynthos and Santorini, im sure there is tho near Athens just not sure how far it is from the city
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« Reply #769 on: March 06, 2019, 01:51:30 PM »
Super cool and helpful. I dont think skydiving is up our alley, though. Any watersports?
Im in middle of my full TR on Greece covered zykynthos sofar still working on the rest.
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« Reply #770 on: March 06, 2019, 01:52:53 PM »
Skydiving best experience ever, we did all water-sports in Zykynthos and Santorini, im sure there is tho near Athens just not sure how far it is from the city
Who did you use for skydiving? Is Athens better than other places in the world? :'(
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« Reply #771 on: March 06, 2019, 01:53:33 PM »
Im in middle of my full TR on Greece covered zykynthos sofar still working on the rest.
Can't wait to read it!
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« Reply #772 on: March 06, 2019, 01:56:28 PM »
Who did you use for skydiving? Is Athens better than other places in the world? :'(
http://www.skydive-athens.gr/en/  was our 1st time but diffidently do it 100 more times
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does anyone have mystique santorini booked for july 4th weekend?

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Has anyone stayed at the Westin Resort, Costa Navarino?

Also, where is the best place to rent a car in Athns?

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what island should I chose I was last year in Santorini . I would love to go back to a anther island I am looking for nice hotel by the beach with a privet pool . and amazing views any idea ?

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« Reply #778 on: May 02, 2019, 08:41:17 PM »
Has anyone stayed at the Westin Resort, Costa Navarino?

Didnt stay there, but was eyeing it for the private infiniti pools. Are you driving from Athens?

Also, where is the best place to rent a car in Athns?

Wherever is cheapest?
I rented from Europcar in Athens city center. Great price, had to wait a half hour for them to bring the car even though I reserved.
There's all the regular car rental places, so choose whichever fits best for you.
Don't forget an international driver's licence or they won't rent a car to you.
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« Reply #779 on: May 02, 2019, 08:46:54 PM »
what island should I chose I was last year in Santorini . I would love to go back to a anther island I am looking for nice hotel by the beach with a privet pool . and amazing views any idea ?

I haven't gone to the islands but costa navarino looks like it has stunning infiniti pools that are private.
I can't compare to the islands, though.
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