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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

Athens Chabad Pdf

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 #960 on: July 05, 2023, 01:57:58 PM »
do you still need an IDL to drive/rent a car in greece or will regular us drivers id suffice?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #961 on: July 05, 2023, 02:09:27 PM »
do you still need an IDL to drive/rent a car in greece or will regular us drivers id suffice?

I rented a car a year ago with a regular US drivers id, and that's all I needed.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #962 on: July 06, 2023, 11:52:28 PM »
Do they sell disposable grills in Greece?
Specifically in Athens.

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« Reply #963 on: July 06, 2023, 11:59:48 PM »
And is there cereal with a hechsher that can easily be found in grocery stores?
Which cereals?
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« Reply #964 on: July 09, 2023, 08:04:05 PM »
And is there cereal with a hechsher that can easily be found in grocery stores?
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« Reply #965 on: July 11, 2023, 02:35:08 PM »
And is there cereal with a hechsher that can easily be found in grocery stores?
Which cereals?
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Wasn't easy to find but in Santorini I was in a grocery that had a couple kosher Kellogg's from UK, (5 years ago)
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« Reply #966 on: August 01, 2023, 02:32:57 PM »
Anyway to buy kosher bread not in athens?

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« Reply #967 on: August 01, 2023, 05:12:08 PM »
Anyway to buy kosher bread not in athens?

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« Reply #968 on: August 02, 2023, 09:06:07 AM »
Shot in the dark..
Is there any chance there will be a minyan in Mykonos or Santorini on Shabbos?
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Shot in the dark..
Is there any chance there will be a minyan in Mykonos or Santorini on Shabbos?
I highly doubt santorini will have
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« Reply #970 on: December 12, 2023, 11:43:06 AM »
I have a 6.5 hour layover end of December. Is it worth leaving the airport or anything close by to see?

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #971 on: December 12, 2023, 11:57:35 AM »
About an hour by public transportation to Acropolis and chabad is near there so you could climb it and grab a meal if you fancy.

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« Reply #972 on: February 13, 2024, 02:38:47 PM »
I have a 6.5 hour layover end of December. Is it worth leaving the airport or anything close by to see?

Traveling myself, and no checked luggage
@peacenlove613 did you visit the city in the end? and if you did how was the experience? I'll have a 6 hour layover in Athens (Ticketed thru, so no baggage claim) early April (If Aegean won't change their schedule again...) would like to hear what to expect.

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« Reply #973 on: February 13, 2024, 02:53:40 PM »
@peacenlove613 did you visit the city in the end? and if you did how was the experience? I'll have a 6 hour layover in Athens (Ticketed thru, so no baggage claim) early April (If Aegean won't change their schedule again...) would like to hear what to expect.

I ended up just going to chabad to daven and eat. I probably had enough time to see something but didn't want to risk getting back to the airport late.

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« Reply #974 on: February 13, 2024, 04:55:23 PM »
I ended up just going to chabad to daven and eat. I probably had enough time to see something but didn't want to risk getting back to the airport late.
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