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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

« Last edited by davidmal on May 25, 2022, 03:50:04 PM »

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #820 on: September 21, 2020, 08:11:58 PM »
Any post Covid reports of travel to Rhodes?  Seems like the Chabad is in full operation - anyone with intel??

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #821 on: April 18, 2021, 11:48:39 AM »
I'm looking to plan a trip in late May for a few days, and seen a few posts here like the below regarding Santorini.

Do these still hold true during Covid, what what other islands do ppl here recommend that are better and quieter?

What is the best place to spend shabbos, if I end up for shabbos?

Can I convince you not to go to Santorini and choose a different island or am I wasting my breath?

You could spend two nights in Santorini just so you've been there and then a week somewhere like Rhodes for the same price. Most of the islands are equally stunning.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #822 on: April 18, 2021, 02:06:00 PM »
Ignore the riff-raff; Santorini was magical. May, though, isn't ideal, as it's still a bit chilly.

We didn't love JMK, but the Santa Marina was an epic redemption. The folks staying there were real money, arriving by chopper, talking about slots for their jets, and dripping in patek phillipes.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #823 on: April 18, 2021, 10:05:24 PM »
Ignore the riff-raff; Santorini was magical. May, though, isn't ideal, as it's still a bit chilly.

We didn't love JMK, but the Santa Marina was an epic redemption. The folks staying there were real money, arriving by chopper, talking about slots for their jets, and dripping in patek phillipes.

What’s JMK & Santa Marina?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #824 on: April 18, 2021, 10:24:19 PM »

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #825 on: April 19, 2021, 09:04:59 AM »
Airport code
https://www.santa-marina.gr

Gotcha I didn’t catch that pivot over to another island.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #826 on: April 20, 2021, 07:07:58 AM »
anyone ever stayed at the mystique in santorini woonder how it compares vs the santa marina

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #827 on: May 06, 2021, 05:14:54 PM »
anyone been to any island for shab? is there chabad? also is the end of may a good time?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #828 on: May 06, 2021, 08:06:59 PM »
End of May is a bit early but OK. No Chabad outside of Athens, but there is a Kosher program by chef Meir Adoni near Thessaloniki
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #829 on: May 07, 2021, 03:20:23 AM »
End of May is a bit early but OK. No Chabad outside of Athens, but there is a Kosher program by chef Meir Adoni near Thessaloniki
like it will be to cold to hang out by the pool/beach? also the chabad rhodes is not operating now? and how do i contact this program what it called or number... thanks

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #830 on: May 07, 2021, 07:37:39 AM »
End of May is a bit early but OK. No Chabad outside of Athens, but there is a Kosher program by chef Meir Adoni near Thessaloniki
I was there in May I loved it crowd was not there yet and pool and beach was perfect I went to Santrania see my Tr

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #831 on: May 08, 2021, 07:18:49 PM »
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #832 on: May 09, 2021, 02:09:44 AM »
https://www.miraggio.gr/en/blog/miraggio-kosher
there is very little info on that page like do u know if they do shab meals?

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« Reply #833 on: May 09, 2021, 09:13:37 AM »
there is very little info on that page like do u know if they do shab meals?
They do shabbos meals
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #834 on: May 09, 2021, 01:10:45 PM »
They do shabbos meals
Any idea of the prices range

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« Reply #835 on: May 09, 2021, 01:12:43 PM »
Any idea of the prices range
I emailed the hotel and waiting for a response. Hoping it doesn’t need to be booked as a package from the Kosher organizers.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #836 on: May 09, 2021, 03:03:48 PM »
No Chabad outside of Athens,

Doesn't Rhodes have a chabad?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #837 on: May 09, 2021, 04:02:32 PM »
I emailed the hotel and waiting for a response. Hoping it doesn’t need to be booked as a package from the Kosher organizers.
what airport would i fly into for the hotel?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #838 on: May 09, 2021, 04:05:45 PM »
what airport would i fly into for the hotel?
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #839 on: May 09, 2021, 05:34:25 PM »
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Yep. Elal and Ryanair direct from TLV, as low a $20 on some dates.
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