The boarding process in Athens was strict enough to be painful. I was asked the standard "Did you receive a package...?" sorts of questions three times, I believe. With the additional interviews/inspections, I was made anxious that we were not going to board/take off on time. The in-flight food service was...not a memorable experience. Maybe alternating fresh seafood and grilled foods during my stay in Greece colors my experience. I think I recall some sort of "cake" for dessert that only required one taste to realize it was dry, sugary, and not a way to end a meal. From entree to dessert, a lack of...imagination. The standard economy seating was as tight as I could tolerate before saying it was uncomfortable. When the passenger in front of me reclined his seat after a meal, I had to catch my tray from sliding into my lap. I am only 73"/185 cm. tall, with a 34"/86.5 cm. inseam, so not a TALL man. But, I have sat in worse configurations in US domestic cabins. The cabin crew was attentive and courteous. Just by their multi-national/multi-lingual backgrounds, there were courtesies or brief conversations each time I went to the rear galley for a beverage (which was cheerfully provided). They did have to struggle a bit with passengers trying to get up before the aircraft was at a final halt. They were firm, addressing the passengers in the most-likely languages deemed appropriate. And were ignored by a few.