I have been looking forward to this flight for a while. Athens is a place that I would love to visit myself as the amount of history and influence that this city has had on the world is legendary. I was especially excited about seeing the Parthenon.
The long flight allowed me to check out the islands north of Sicily, take a jump over Italy again and over the sea towards Greece. Without knowing the layout of Athens at all I took a couple of circuits over the city to get some familiarity before landing. I flew anti clockwise around the city, skirting the mountains to the east and flying low over the city to spot Acropolis Hill. I found it pretty tricky to spot as the city is so large but caught eye of it and took an extra lap to view it before heading for the airport.
Great 3D Tour of The Parthenon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQPbGYR1jgs
Acropolis Hill, Athens
Get your Parthen On!!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFz7rky_APc
Love & Hate Athens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHBZiCWr7w4
Tour of Athens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqpYKTDrFw0
Athens Flea Market: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIhyhUKhqMw
Flying over Greece. Athens @ 50:00: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhVMd8iXHMo