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AeroVacanțe, part of the Aerotravel group, operates 14 charter flights to Lesbos, the third largest island in Greece: "In 2024, Romanians want to travel to as many original and authentic destinations as possible. The demand for them increased by 25% compared to the same period last year"

May 3, 2024

AeroVacanțe, part of the Aerotravel group, is betting in 2024 on new destinations, more accessible for Romanians, as a result of the growing demand for holidays in new destinations untouched by mass tourism. Thus, the agency introduces for this summer 14 charter flights to Lesbos, the third largest island in Greece, where the costs of a stay are up to 20% lower than similar packages in other Greek islands.
"Romanians travel more than ever and want to experience destinations they have not been to before, but at the same time somehow familiar, such as Greece. In the first months of 2024, customers' desire to experience new and authentic destinations has increased by around 25% compared to the same period last year. This trend reflects the aspiration of Romanian tourists to discover interesting places and live authentic experiences - an inspired means of escaping from the daily routine.
Constantly receiving questions and requests for such vacations, we decided to add to our portfolio plane charter stays in the Greek island of Lesbos, which is only an hour and 20 minutes flight from Bucharest. It is a new destination for most Romanians, but I am convinced that all those who love Greece will feel at home in Lesbos.
With this new product, we respond to tourists' expectation to enjoy a comfortable, affordable, and experiential vacation, at the same time supporting the growth of the organizing agency AeroVacance and, implicitly, the volume of sales in the leisure tourism segment”, says Antonio Nițu, General Manager of the Aerotravel Group.
Charter flights to the island of Lesvos are operated every Friday from Bucharest, from 14 June to 13 September 2024. Stays in the island of Lesvos have rates starting from 289 euros/person and include charter plane transport, airport taxes, transfers, local tourist assistance and 7 nights accommodation. Thus, stays in Lesvos are up to 20% cheaper than similar stays in other Greek islands. Charter flights are operated by the TAROM company and last one hour and 20 minutes.
"Lesbos is a destination that preserves its authenticity, offering tourists very good facilities, delightful landscapes, a culinary art full of flavors, a relaxed atmosphere and, last but not least, very good beaches.
Here, no less than 19 beaches are Blue Flag certified. The most important of these are located near the accommodation spaces in the AeroVacanțe portfolio, to offer increased comfort to tourists", says Antonio Nițu, General Director of the Aerotravel Group, which also includes the organizing agency AeroVacanțe.
In Lesbos, tourists have various accommodation possibilities, from tourist villas with very attractive rates, located near beaches, taverns, shops, and bus stations, to 4-star and 5-star hotels with breakfast or half board and excellent service. A 7-night stay with breakfast at a 5-star hotel, with air charter transport, airport taxes and tourist assistance included, has rates starting at 484 euros/person.

What does the island of Lesvos offer and what can Romanians do in the homeland of the ouzo drink
Lesvos is an inspired choice for a unique vacation in authentic Greece. The island is appreciated by tourists from all over the world for its mild Mediterranean climate, rich nature with charming landscapes, picturesque traditional villages and simple and delicious cuisine, as well as local products, with tastes and aromas unique throughout Greece.
The island of Lesbos is the perfect choice for both couples and families who want a holiday in a relaxing destination with sea, sun, very good beaches, water sports possibilities, excellent culinary experiences, delightful nature, festivals and attractions varied tourism, able to satisfy a wide variety of tastes and concerns.
During the tourist season, Lesbos is an effervescent island: thanks to the 21 musical, culinary, sports and folklore festivals, tourists can enjoy an exciting holiday, full of color and authentic Greek flavors.
With charming cobbled streets lined with traditional Greek houses, the towns of Lesbos invite tourists in the evening to learn about their history and medieval fortresses, take photos of spectacular sunsets, admire the island's architecture, and dine at a gourmet taverna freshly, made according to traditional recipes.
Lesbos is located in the northeast of the Aegean Sea, it has 83,000 inhabitants and over 300 km of coastline, being the third largest island in Greece. With a millennial history, beginning in the 11th century BC, it has made a significant contribution to the art of Greece, starting with the ancient poetess Sappho and culminating with Odysseas Elytis, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
It is the home of ouzo, olive oil, assorted cheeses, and sardines. Almost half of the national amount of ouzo is produced here, and 40% of the island's surface is covered by more than 11 million olive trees.
What else is special about the island of Lesbos? Flamingo birds, black storks, woodpeckers, pied buntings, red terns, and dozens of other species you can admire here, because the island is a stopover for them on their migration routes from and to Europe, Asia and Africa.
Affected by the refugee crisis of 2014 and the Covid pandemic of 2020, the island of Lesbos has returned to the European tourism market as early as 2022. It is currently one of the safest holiday destinations in Europe. In 2024, this island of special beauty will receive tourists from established markets, such as the UK and the Nordic countries, and from the largest European tour operators, which will total 25 weekly charter flights.
The flight schedule for the charter flight departing from Bucharest is:
Bucharest - Lesbos 07:45 – 09:10
Lesbos – Bucharest 10:00 – 11:20
Aircraft: Airbus 318.
Departures every Friday, between June 14 and September 13, 2024.

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