Greece’s biggest island, Crete, comes closer to home under Aegean Airlines’ ongoing “Closer to Greece” campaign which brings one Greek destination into the spotlight every month, highlighting its offerings and unique character.
For the month of August, Crete is the select destination with passengers on all Aegean domestic and international flights getting the chance to sample Cretan cuisine with the finest island ingredients and products by local producers and cooperatives.
Among the Cretan delights on offer are breadsticks with locally-produced gruyere cheese, carob biscuits, carob rusks with raisins and much more. Business Class travelers can indulge in the Cretan-inspired culinary creations of chef Nikos Sarantos.
Meanwhile, travelers frequenting Aegean Business Lounges will also have a chance to try traditional Cretan delicacies including the famed Sfakia honey pies, the traditional “lychnarakia”, “chortokalitsouna” greens pies and myzithra cheese pies, “apaki” ham and gruyere cheese, traditional Sitia “xerotigana” (honey puffs) complemented with a selection of locally-produced dry white wines and traditional spirit “raki”.
Aegean’s “Closer to Greece” – Crete campaign runs through to August 31 and also includes screenings onboard flights of Crete travelogues.
Additionally, Aegean and Olympic Air have also launched their cooperation with local Crete producers and entrepreneurs so that Miles+Bonus members will be entitled to discounts and exclusive deals while visiting Crete at hotels, restaurants and shops.