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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 #810 on: February 02, 2020, 05:40:16 PM »
When visiting israel for a week does it make sense to fly out for a day or two Athens? R/t is only around 169.00

I found Athens to be boring. If anything, fly to one of the islands.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #811 on: February 02, 2020, 06:32:22 PM »
I found Athens to be boring. If anything, fly to one of the islands.
Which one? Don't think there is any direct from TLV

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« Reply #812 on: February 02, 2020, 06:37:11 PM »
I found Athens to be boring. If anything, fly to one of the islands.
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Which one? Don't think there is any direct from TLV
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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #814 on: February 02, 2020, 07:04:34 PM »
Which one? Don't think there is any direct from TLV

Every year is different. There should be some islands tho.

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Re: Greece Master Thread
« Reply #815 on: February 02, 2020, 09:40:24 PM »
Which one? Don't think there is any direct from TLV

Depending in the season there are direct flights to some of the Islands in Greece or Cyprus. Check out this website https://www.daka90.co.il/ for some good travel packages

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« Reply #816 on: February 02, 2020, 10:04:24 PM »
Depending in the season there are direct flights to some of the Islands in Greece or Cyprus. Check out this website https://www.daka90.co.il/ for some good travel packages
Maybe May isn't season yet, can't find in May.

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« Reply #817 on: February 02, 2020, 10:21:10 PM »
Maybe May isn't season yet, can't find in May.

Browsed quickly and noticed travel packages to Cyprus is that in your interest? Its less flight time and usually cheaper.

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« Reply #818 on: February 02, 2020, 11:18:23 PM »
Browsed quickly and noticed travel packages to Cyprus is that in your interest? Its less flight time and usually cheaper.
wanted Greece, thanks anyway

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« Reply #819 on: May 31, 2020, 05:08:43 PM »
I found Athens to be boring. If anything, fly to one of the islands.

I have not been to Greece in many years. From what I remember, the islands are fantastic but Athens is a pit. Most people only use Athens as a launching point. Except for the Ruins, the Parthenon, the Acropolis, and National Archeologic Museum, Athens is an ugly city with lousy architecture.

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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??