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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 #880 on: April 21, 2022, 10:47:13 AM »
Gutten moed. I booked 5 night at the Domes Elounda before the prices jumped. I'm now curious if there really is enough to do in Crete for 5 days (including shabbos) or whether it makes sense to do 2 nights Corfu and then 3 nights Crete.

Any advice would be awesome! Thanks!


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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #881 on: April 21, 2022, 11:05:38 AM »
Just booked Santorini and Naxos, should be a good time.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #882 on: April 24, 2022, 08:55:30 AM »
Why Naxos over other islands?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #883 on: April 24, 2022, 09:41:19 AM »
Why Naxos over other islands?
Not sure, just picked it. Looks beautiful!

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #884 on: April 24, 2022, 11:49:15 AM »
Gutten moed. I booked 5 night at the Domes Elounda before the prices jumped. I'm now curious if there really is enough to do in Crete for 5 days (including shabbos) or whether it makes sense to do 2 nights Corfu and then 3 nights Crete.

Any advice would be awesome! Thanks!
I went to Domes of Elounda last year.
Because Crete is quite large and I didn't feel like spending hours driving everyday, so I did 4 days at Domes and 3 days on the west part of the Island, so that I can have short drives and also lots of downtime. If you're not into seating by the pool but rather explore, then i think 5 days might be a bit much, IMHO

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #885 on: April 25, 2022, 10:16:01 AM »
I went to Domes of Elounda last year.
Because Crete is quite large and I didn't feel like spending hours driving everyday, so I did 4 days at Domes and 3 days on the west part of the Island, so that I can have short drives and also lots of downtime. If you're not into seating by the pool but rather explore, then i think 5 days might be a bit much, IMHO

Thanks. This is helpful. Got to figure this out

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #886 on: April 25, 2022, 10:18:10 AM »
Thanks. This is helpful. Got to figure this out
When I was there last year, there was a couple who was being picked up by a helicopter for a one way transfer to Santorini. IIRC, it takes about 20-30mn. I have no idea how much it cost but looking back i should have probably done that  ::)

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« Reply #887 on: April 25, 2022, 05:36:19 PM »
When I was there last year, there was a couple who was being picked up by a helicopter for a one way transfer to Santorini. IIRC, it takes about 20-30mn. I have no idea how much it cost but looking back i should have probably done that  ::)
A few thousand. Doesn't make sense unless you're on a super tight schedule.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #888 on: April 25, 2022, 07:24:35 PM »
Which Island is most recommended for a honeymoon leaving from Tel Aviv?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #889 on: April 26, 2022, 01:44:05 AM »
Which Island is most recommended for a honeymoon leaving from Tel Aviv?
Santorini for views, Mykonos is more happening
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #890 on: April 26, 2022, 03:56:33 PM »
Santorini for views, Mykonos is more happening
From what I have heard Mykonos is the talk of the town but it is overcrowded and most places have lines. Never been, but I can be wrong.

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« Reply #891 on: April 26, 2022, 04:14:18 PM »
Santorini > Mykonos

Though the Santa Marina hotel in Myk was very nice.
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #892 on: April 26, 2022, 04:16:42 PM »
Santorini > Mykonos

Though the Santa Marina hotel in Myk was very nice.
Do you have a TR for Santorini - trying to find a good catamaran for the day

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #893 on: April 26, 2022, 05:24:00 PM »
Do you have a TR for Santorini - trying to find a good catamaran for the day

i was there few years ago u can check out my TR on Santorini looking to go back one day .

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #894 on: April 27, 2022, 07:19:34 PM »
So bottom line if not switching from island to island: 5 nights in Corfu including shabbos or 5 nights at Domes of Elounda including shabbos?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #895 on: April 29, 2022, 11:13:27 AM »
Also if anyone has the number for Chabad/Kosher in Greece that would be great. The number that's published doesn't whatsapp. Thanks

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #896 on: June 17, 2022, 01:02:11 AM »
If someone wants to go first time to Greece for 2-3 days is Athens a good idea and nice to get the Greece experience or rather specific just to Santorini ?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #897 on: June 17, 2022, 01:03:48 AM »
If someone wants to go first time to Greece for 2-3 days is Athens a good idea and nice to get the Greece experience or rather specific just to Santorini ?
in santorini now, highly reccomended.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #898 on: June 17, 2022, 01:14:45 AM »
in santorini now, highly reccomended.
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
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« Reply #899 on: June 17, 2022, 02:32:37 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
staying in Airbnb. Hard to find hotels that allow points. Secret view hotel is a nice budget friendly hotel with great views