Discover Athens!

Athens is the historical capital of Europe.

Athens has a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age.

In the 5th Century BC (the “Golden Age of Pericles”) – the culmination of Athens’ long, fascinating history – the city’s values and civilization acquired a universal significance.

Political thought, theatre, the arts, philosophy, science, architecture, among other forms of intellectual thought, reached an epic zenith, in a period of intellectual consummation unique in world history.

Athens was the womb of western civilization. A host of Greek words and ideas, such as democracy, harmony, music, mathematics, art, gastronomy, architecture, logic, eros, euphoria, among others, enriched a multitude of languages, and inspired civilizations.

Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied Athens, and erected unique, splendid monuments – a rare historical palimpsest.

In 1834 Athens became the capital of the modern Greek state.

The choice was based on the symbolic significance of Athens classical history.

In two centuries since Athens has become an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm.

Athens offers visitors a unique experience, a “journey” in its 6.000-year history, including the chance to see renowned monuments and masterpieces of art of the antiquity and the Middle Ages, and the architectural inheritance of the 19th and 20th centuries.

You get an uplifting feeling of snugness in the brilliant light of the attic sky, surveying the charming landscape in the environs of the city (the intended coastline, beaches and mountains), and enjoying the modern infrastructure of the city and unique verve of the Athenians.

Year-round visitors are fascinated by the attractions of Athens.

In a time of deep economic recession, Athens is called to find a different way to solve its problems and claim a place amongst today’s major European metropolises.

Within the framework of its public benefit activity, the Onassis Foundation responds to the present need for a reviving project by funding and organizing a European Architectural Competition for the creation of a new city centre. Supported by the European Community, the objective of this initiative is to improve the everyday life of Athenian citizens, allowing the completion of the vision for quality life in the Greek capital. Its main goal is to stop the increasing downgrading and revive the historically and culturally highly valued centre of Athens in a more people – friendly, sustainable place. Apart from increasing the quality of Athenian life, this project will add value to the tourism sector of the city, highlighting its archeological, historical and cultural heritage.

In line with this revitalizing project, Air Business International, a company with more than 30 years of experience in the aviation sector in Greece, aims at enhancing tourism in Athens by organizing a coordinated network for helicopter sightseeing tours all over Athens.

Athens has a lot to offer to its visitors the whole year round, taking also into consideration its mild climate, clear sky and sunshine most of the time, giving the perfect opportunity for helicopter rides all over the city.

Visitors will have the chance to have a bird-eye view of the most important monuments of the Greek civilization, such as the Acropolis, the Olympic Stadium, Panathinaikon Stadium and Lycabetus Hill, as well as of the stunning Athenian coastline in sightseeing flights of 30min or 60min.

For the first time, organized sightseeing tours will be at the disposal of any visitors who wishes to experience something different.

So, let us ‘Re-think-Athens; after all, there is no better way to predict the future than to design it ourselves!

Private Helicopter Use
1730 EUR
AS355

Athens Route 1

Duration- 35 min

Semi-Private Helicopter use
430 EUR (min 4 pax)

Athens Airport-Olympic Stadium – Lycabetus Hill – Athens Academy(1859-1887) – National Library (1887-1902) – Ancient Agora – Acropolis – Panathinaikon Stadium (Kalimarmaro)- Port of Piraeus – Athens Airport

Views will stretch out before you the Athenian Riviera to the mountain range that borders Athens.

A tour from the sky offers a wonderful perspective on the many historic monuments of Greece that have been standing since ancient times.

Athens is a fascinating ancient and modern metropolis where, from the ground, you can view the glorious Parthenon and its ancient marble columns rising from its hilltop base in the very core of the city.  It is architectural perfection was built 2,500 years ago and it remains the eternal center to a bustling capital city that has grown around it.

However, seeing Athens from the sky is another fantastic point of view that most people cannot claim to experience.

Fly by the Acropolis and see the ancient landmark’s coveted position above all other buildings built in the city.  Whisk by the modern and impressive Olympic Stadium, the historic and marbled Panathinaikon Stadium and then head to the other scenic natural peak of the capital called Lycabettus Hill.

Then, your flight will take you right above the Athens Riviera where turquoise waters meet the beautiful rocky coast of the Attica region. There, sandy beaches and palmed pedestrian paths line a road that face out to gorgeous views of the sea out to the Saronic islands.

 

Private Helicopter Use
 2600 EUR
AS355

Athens Route 2

Duration- 60 min

Semi-Private Helicopter use
650 EUR (min 4 pax)

Athens airport – Olympic Stadium* – Lycavittos Hill – Athens Academy(1859-1887) – National Library(1887-1902) – Ancient Agora-Acropolis** – Panathenaikon Stadium (Kalimarmaro)***- Port of Piraeus – Cape Sounion – Temple of Afea Athena – Athens airport

Views will stretch out before you the Athenian Riviera to the mountain range that borders Athens.

A tour from the sky offers a wonderful perspective on the many historic monuments of Greece that have been standing since ancient times.

Athens is a fascinating ancient and modern metropolis where, from the ground, you can view the glorious Parthenon and its ancient marble columns rising from its hilltop base in the very core of the city.  It is architectural perfection was built 2,500 years ago and it remains the eternal center to a bustling capital city that has grown around it.

However, seeing Athens from the sky is another fantastic point of view that most people cannot claim to experience.

Fly by the Acropolis and see the ancient landmark’s coveted position above all other buildings built in the city.  Whisk by the modern and impressive Olympic Stadium, the historic and marbled Panathinaikon Stadium and then head to the other scenic natural peak of the capital called Lycabettus Hill.

Then, your flight will take you right above the Athens Riviera where turquoise waters meet the beautiful rocky coast of the Attica region. There, sandy beaches and palmed pedestrian paths line a road that face out to gorgeous views of the sea out to the Saronic islands.

 

Private Helicopter Use
 2600 EUR
AS355

Athens Route 3

Duration- 60 min

Semi-Private Helicopter use
650 EUR (min 4 pax)

Athens airport – Olympic Stadium – Lycavittos Hill – Athens Academy – National Library – Ancient Agora – Acropolis – Panathenaikon Stadium (Kalimarmaro) – Piraeus Port – Athens Coast boulevard-Kavouri – Sounio – Temple of Poseidon – Athens airport

Views will stretch out before you the Athenian Riviera to the mountain range that borders Athens.
A tour from the sky offers a wonderful perspective on the many historic monuments of Greece that have been standing since ancient times.
Athens is a fascinating ancient and modern metropolis where, from the ground, you can view the glorious Parthenon and its ancient marble columns rising from its hilltop base in the very core of the city. It is architectural perfection was built 2,500 years ago and it remains the eternal center to a bustling capital city that has grown around it.
However, seeing Athens from the sky is another fantastic point of view that most people cannot claim to experience.
Fly by the Acropolis and see the ancient landmark’s coveted position above all other buildings built in the city. Whisk by the modern and impressive Olympic Stadium, the historic and marbled Panathinaikon Stadium and then head to the other scenic natural peak of the capital called Lycabettus Hill.
Then, your flight will take you right above the Athens Riviera where turquoise waters meet the beautiful rocky coast of the Attica region. There, sandy beaches and palmed pedestrian paths line a road that face out to gorgeous views of the sea out to the Saronic islands.

 

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