Top Things To Do in Athens

Whether it is your first time visiting Athens or the tenth, this historical capital will never seize to amaze its visitors. We have compiled a list of top things to do in Athens, in order to assist you with your travel itinerary.

Traveling to Athens with a commercial flight but looking for a faster and easier way to access your next destination? We are ready to meet you at any point of your journey and offer you our services which range from private jet charter, helicopter rental, sightseeing tours, luxury transportation, villa rentals and concierge services.

If you are holidaying on a Greek island and want to visit Athens for a day, you can easily rent a helicopter which will take you to Athens in the morning and you may return back to your holiday destination in the evening, just before the sunset.

At GATN we believe in offering simple and affordable solutions, that’s why we position helicopters where you actually need them.  The wide ranges of helicopters within our network are ready to fly out of various cities and islands including Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Patmos, Corfu, Thessaloniki, Zakynthos, Porto Heli, Kos and the nation’s capital, Athens. We offer exclusive private air charter services to the most remote islands and destinations in Greece.

The Acropolis

A climb up to one of the most significant archeological sites in the world, the Acropolis, is a must.  Another must is the Acropolis Museum. It reopened in 2009 next to landmark and beautifully showcases its important artifacts.

Travel Tip:  If you are only visiting Athens for a day, take advantage of your limited time and book a helicopter sightseeing tour to get the best view of this historical city! Make your every minute count and get your cameras ready to capture once-in-a-lifetime view of the Acropolis from above.

Breathtaking View

Take the funicular on Aristippou street from the base of Lycabettus Hill in Kolonaki to reach the top of the city’s highest hill. A café, restaurant, the whitewashed chapel of St. George and an amazing view awaits you.

Travel Tip: You can also discover Athens from the sky by booking one of our sightseeing tours. Make sure to check out our Share a Helicopter offers where you pay for your seat and not the whole helicopter!

Athens by Night

Get a taste of Athenian nightlife. Check out the energetic atmosphere in Gazi, St. Irene Square in Monastiraki, Psiri, Plaka and more.  In the summer months, head south to the Athenian Riviera for sea facing bars and club.

Greek Cuisine

Have a leisurely Greek coffee at a charming café with a view.  Try Greek “fast food” called souvlaki, consisting of grilled meats and pita bread.  Be sure to reserve a table at one of the best restaurants in town.  Having a taste of delicious Greek cuisine is a big part of experiencing Greece.

Nature and Sports

Mountain bikers, hikers and trail runners take to Mount Immitos to get lost in the lush and scenic trails on the east side of the city.   Water sports facilities line the southern suburbs of Athens where the beaches are highly visited in the warmer months.

Luxury Experiences

A great place to have a fancy cocktail is the Galaxy Room, located on the top floor of the Athens Hilton.

Have dinner in a charming old Athenian mansion at Michelin rated Spondi

Opt for Greek seafood at another Michelin rated restaurant, Varoulko

Book a table with a view of the sea from the Athens Riviera restaurants Ithaki and Matsuhisa.

Find the luxury labels you love and fine Greek jewelry shops on Voukourestiou street.  Boutique shopping is a pleasure in city’s central posh district of Kolonaki or the Athenian Riviera neighborhood of Glyfada.

 

Travel Tip: Check out our Athenian Riviera – Sounion helicopter sightseeing tour, which will give your the opportunity to visit one of the most impressive historical monuments, the Temple of Poseidon.

Get instant real-time availability, price and aircraft details using the Smart Banner which is located on the main page of our website. Choose the type of aircraft to suit your needs: helicopter, small aircraft, midsize jets, business jet. The GATN network has access to more than 7,000+ private jets and helicopters.

A private jet and helicopter hire transfer can even be arranged from yachts  and cruise ships (Marina Flisvos, Port of Pireus, Olympic Marina in Sounio, Alimos Marina).

GATN can organize helicopter flights to any hotel or location which allows helicopter landings. In Athens some of the hotels that allow helicopter landings are Cape Sounio, Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Grand Resort Lagonissi and Astir Palace Resort. Other popular hotels and resorts with helipads are Costa Navarino, AmanZoe, Santa Marina in Mykonos.

Make sure to check out our latest empty leg availability, where you can get a helicopter or a private jet seat for a great price.