Athens 

Helicopter Transfers, Sightseeing & Inspiration 

Embark on a private helicopter journey from or to Athens, the vibrant gateway to Greece and beyond. Whether your visit is for business, leisure, or you're seeking a swift day trip transfer to destinations like Mykonos, Santorini, or any other enchanting locale within Greece, experience unparalleled convenience and luxury. Helicopter travel ensures a seamless and stylish transition between the historical magnificence of Athens and the stunning beauty of Greece's islands, making every moment of your journey unforgettable.

Athens to Spetses // Spetses to Athens - ca. 30 minutes

Athens to Mykonos // Mykonos to Athens - ca. 35 minutes

Athens to Santorini // Santorini to Athens – ca. 60 minutes

Helicopter Tour Athens

The Center of Ancient Greece

Athens boasts a history that extends over 3,000 years, earning its reputation as the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of eminent figures such as Socrates, Pericles, and Sophocles. The city stood as the heart of Ancient Greece, shaping one of the most influential cultures of its era. Today, its skyline is defined by architectural wonders like the Acropolis, a testament to its rich historical and cultural heritage.

Presently, Athens remains Greece's most pivotal city in terms of culture, history, and economy. It hosts the country's largest harbor and airport, serving as a vital hub for travel and commerce within Greece and beyond.

Furthermore, Athens serves as the operational base for many of Helistar's helicopters, positioning it as the premier gateway to the rest of Greece. From this historical and vibrant city, travelers can easily connect to any destination across the country, seamlessly blending ancient history with modern convenience.

Acropolis Inspiration Athens Helicopter

The Acropolis

The Acropolis, with its majestic Parthenon temple perched atop a rocky outcrop, offers a unique spectacle not found elsewhere in the world. This ancient citadel watches over Athens, bridging the modern city back to its ancient Greek origins. The Acropolis, dating back to 447 BC, served as a fortified hilltop, embodying the pinnacle of civilization and culture of its time.

For those seeking breathtaking views of the Acropolis without the ascent, the north side of the hill presents an ideal vantage point. The Apostolou Pavlou area, in particular, is renowned for its streetside restaurants along the pedestrian walkway, offering splendid views up to the Acropolis. Additionally, several establishments feature rooftop dining, providing diners with stunning nighttime vistas of the illuminated ruins, enhancing the ambiance with a touch of historical magic.

To circumvent the often lengthy queues for entry, consider purchasing a "Skip the Line Acropolis of Athens Tour," which not only facilitates expedited access but also enriches the experience with a guided tour of this iconic site, delving into its rich history and architectural grandeur.

Old Town Athens Helicopter Sightseeing

Plaka - Old Town

Plaka, nestled between the northern slopes of the Acropolis and Ermou Street, stands as one of Athens' most enchanting hot spots. This district captures the essence of a quaint village within the bustling metropolis, featuring winding streets, picturesque squares, and houses painted in vibrant hues. The area exudes a warm, inviting atmosphere, with its abundance of restaurants, bars, and boutique shops offering a taste of modern Greek culture amidst historical surroundings.

In Plaka's tranquil nooks, visitors can stumble upon a rich tapestry of history, including ancient churches, ruins, and intimate museums that whisper tales of the past. The charm of Plaka is further enhanced by its proximity to significant archaeological marvels.

On Pepopida Street, you'll find two monumental archaeological sites that anchor the area's historical significance: the Roman Agora, dating back to the first century BC, and the Library of Hadrian from the second century. These sites not only offer a glimpse into the ancient world but also serve as a stunning backdrop to Plaka's lively streets, blending the old with the new in a uniquely Athenian tableau. This seamless integration of history and contemporary life makes Plaka an essential experience for any visitor to Athens, inviting exploration and discovery at every turn.

Temple of Olymp Zeus by Helicopter


Temple of Olympian Zeus

The Temple of Olympian Zeus, or Olympieion, stands as a testament to the architectural ambition of ancient Greece, once the largest temple in the realm. While the Parthenon on the Acropolis enjoys better preservation today, the Olympieion, in its prime, dwarfed it in sheer scale and grandeur. Originating in the sixth century BC, its construction spanned centuries, reaching completion under the auspices of Emperor Hadrian in the second century AD.

One could only marvel at the grandeur this temple once exhibited. It was supported by over a hundred colossal marble columns, each a monumental feat of engineering and artistry, embodying the zenith of ancient Greek architectural prowess. Today, only 15 of these majestic columns stand, with another lying prostrate on the ground, yet their imposing stature offers a glimpse into the past glory of the Olympieion. These remnants serve as a silent narrative of the temple's historical significance and the advanced architectural techniques of the time.

Dedicated to Zeus, revered in Greek mythology as the King of Gods, the temple's massive structure was a fitting homage to his supreme power. The ruins of the Olympieion, with their remaining columns reaching skyward, still command awe and respect, transporting visitors back to a time when ancient Greeks gathered in this magnificent sanctuary to venerate their most powerful deity. The temple's ruins not only showcase the architectural ambition of ancient Greece but also reflect the cultural and religious reverence afforded to Zeus, making it a poignant symbol of ancient Greek civilization's grandeur.

Nightlife of Athens Greece

Dining & Socializing

For an unforgettable night out in Athens, another must-visit spot is the vibrant neighborhood of Psiri. As the sun sets, Psiri transforms into a bustling hub of activity, with a diverse mix of traditional tavernas, modern bars, and lively music venues. Here, you can enjoy authentic Greek cuisine, sip on local wines or innovative cocktails, and listen to live music ranging from traditional Greek to contemporary beats. The streets are alive with locals and tourists alike, all drawn by the electric atmosphere and the promise of a memorable night.

Another excellent choice for dining and socializing is the area around Gazi. Known for its industrial past, Gazi has reinvented itself as a cultural hotspot, featuring trendy cafes, avant-garde restaurants, and some of the city's best nightclubs. The centerpiece of Gazi is the Technopolis, a former gasworks turned cultural venue, which regularly hosts concerts, exhibitions, and festivals. The nearby streets are filled with options for every taste, from casual eateries to upscale dining, making it a perfect place to start or end your evening.

For those looking to combine breathtaking views with their dining experience, the rooftop bars and restaurants around Monastiraki and Syntagma Square offer panoramic vistas of the Acropolis and the city skyline. These spots provide a stunning backdrop for enjoying a meal or a drink, making for an enchanting evening under the Athenian sky.

Each of these areas offers a unique taste of Athens's nightlife, catering to a wide range of preferences and ensuring that every visitor finds their perfect spot for dining and socializing in the Greek capital.


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