20 BEST GREEK ISLANDS

'The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece, eternal summer gilds them yet…'

Lord Byron was on to something when he waxed lyrical about the Greek islands. But with more than 200 to choose from, which ones are the very best Greek islands? Here regular isle-hopper Rachel Howard reveals the ones to get in a speedboat for

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While flying over Athens, check out Salamis, a turning point for western civilization

Battle of Salamis, (480 BC), battle in the Greco-Persian Wars in which a Greek fleet defeated much larger Persian naval forces in the straits at Salamis, between the island of Salamis and the Athenian port-city of Piraeus. By 480 the Persian king Xerxes and his army had overrun much of Greece, and his navy of about 800 galleys bottled up the smaller Greek fleet of about 370 triremes in the Saronic Gulf. The Greek commander, Themistocles, then lured the Persian fleet into the narrow waters of the strait at Salamis, where the massed Persian ships had difficulty maneuvering. The Greek triremes then attacked furiously, ramming or sinking many Persian vessels and boarding others. The Greeks sank about 300 Persian vessels while losing only about 40 of their own. The rest of the Persian fleet was scattered, and as a result Xerxes had to postpone his planned land offensives for a year, a delay that gave the Greek city-states time to unite against him. The Battle of Salamis was the first great naval battle recorded in history. ( source )

 

 


Things to do in Athens, Greece during your helicopter sightseeing flight

Even if you don't care about archaeology or the fact that if it were not for the ancient Greeks you might be living in a far less civilized way, you can't come to Athens and not visit the Acropolis and see the Parthenon. Yes I know that there are actually Athenians who have never climbed the steps to see one of the wonders of the ancient world, the reason millions of people come to their city, the spectacular building that symbolizes some of the highest achievements of mankind. But that's no excuse. ( source )

 

 


One of the earliest two-story cities of the world in Akrotiri, Santorini

The destruction of Pompeii by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 has been preserved in ancient times by an eye witness account, namely that of Pliny the Younger. The literary evidence and amazing finds from the site has made Pompeii one of the most well-known archaeological sites in the world. It should be noted that Pompeii (and Herculaneum) are not entirely unique, as at least one other site it the ancient world has been destroyed by a volcanic eruption. The settlement of Akrotiri is one such site. Unlike Pompeii, however, no literary evidence for the destruction of Akrotiri is available to us. As a matter of fact, the city was only discovered by an archaeological excavation conducted in 1967. ( source )

 

 


Walking the beautiful alleys of Oia

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles ( Google ).

 


Explore Arachova: What's Hot Now...

Explore jet set Arachova this winter, and you will feel as if you have landed in the heart of a winter Mykonos. Arachova is a picturesque mountainous village that located on the foot of Mt. Parnassos in southern Greece.  It is Read more


The Comeback of Robinsons

Pending to the introduction of AOC a Robinsons 44 will operate as of September 1st in Santorini. This helicopter is ideal for sightseeing and all 3 passengers enjoy a marvelous birds-eye view. The helicopter will be also available for the Day Trips to the nearby islands. All our standard routes will be operated according to our "Pay by Seat" program.

If you are a group of 2 or 3 you don't have to wait for the 4th and 5th passenger in order to enjoy the famous Santorini Sunset. Reservations can be be made online if you just one person, so other can see the availability  & join in...


How the Empty Seat program works?

 

How the Empty Seat program works?

 

 A private helicopter flight by definition is not the most economical way to transport.Nevertheless, in many cases the utilization of the helicopter it is a very convenient way to travel.

 In an effort to make the flight with a helicopter more affordable for those that do not mind to share a flight , we introduce the EMPTY SEAT PROGRAM.

Option 1:

You decided to fly with a helicopter on specific route, date and time. We make a preliminary booking and we will advertise the empty seats left on your flight and the cost per seat. There will be  a minimum amount of passengers required to confirm the booking and the flight will be changed from pending to confirmed.In the worst case scenario you will have to absord the total cost of a private flight or cancel the flight with no consequences what so ether.

 

Option 2 :

There is an empty leg and we publish the available seats and cost on that specific flight,date and time. This flight will be indicated as confirmed and no matter how many passengers will be on board the flight will be operated.

 

Option 3 :

You may declare your interest to fly at a given route , date and time but you are not willing to absorb the cost of the minimum required seats. This flight will be indicated as pending and if other people are interested too they will proceed with the booking of the remaining seat and the flight will be performed.

How I secure my seat ?

When a flight is indicated pending we only block the greed amount on your credit card.

When a flight is confirmed your credit card will be charged.

 

 


Straight Talk Always Wins…

Once upon a time we introduced for private airplane and helicopter travel within Greece and internationally, the motos “corporate travel” – “luxury travel” in an effort to promote travel services for the rich and famous…

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Luggage Allowance

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE - LUGGAGE CAPACITY ON HELICOPTERS

Luggage holds vary in size and shape from helicopter to helicopter but one similarity all helicopters have, is the limited amount of space available for passenger luggage. It is in our best interests and yours that we supplyRead more