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Mediterranean and Atlantic – Big Blue with Lufthansa Group

  • Loosening of traveling restrictions allows passengers to plan their Summer holidays again
  • Travelers from Poland can choose many seaside holiday destinations, including Greece, Portugal and Malta
  • In the Summer season of 2020, Lufthansa Group carriers to restore 140 weekly connections in Poland


The hunger for travel and longing for a true Summer relax are getting stronger. With gradual loosening of restrictions in regard to traveling, enjoying the Summer with the sound of waves crashing onto the shore and feel of soft sea breeze is a feasible possibility once again.


Since July, the expanded flight network of Lufthansa Group includes many sunny destinations open for tourists from Poland, including Greece, Malta and Portugal.


“Restoring connections offered in Polish cities is an important step both for Lufthansa Group and our passengers” said Frank Wagner, Country Manager Lufthansa Group Poland. “Thanks to connecting them to Lufthansa Group hub airports, they also are given access to our wide, international network of flights and many popular tourist destinations”.


The safety and health of its passengers and employees is a top priority for the Lufthansa Group. For this reason, all procedures throughout the entire travel chain have been and will continue to be reviewed in order to guarantee the safety of everyone. To this effect, Lufthansa is offering customers a certified PCR test for Covid-19 at its hubs in Germany to avoid mandatory quarantine measures currently in place. These test centers are operated by partner companies, including Centogene at Frankfurt Airport and Medicare at Munich Airport. Since 4 May, all passengers are required to wear a face mask onboard Lufthansa Group flights and encouraged to do so throughout the airport.


Wonders of Greece


Greece is a unique country, where modernity mixes with few thousand years of tradition. A walk in the shadow of the relics of the Ancients in the continental part of Greece, like the Acropolis in Athens, allows to experience first-hand what was left behind by one of the oldest civilizations in the world and the birthplace of European culture.


Athens are full of history, and can serve as a gateway not only to the wonders of continental part of Greece, but also to the Saronic Islands, thanks to the port in Piraeus with many ferries and hydrofoils. The isles like Aegina, Salamis, Poros and picturesque Hydra – the favorite spot of Leonard Cohen and many other artists - are less popular among the tourists choosing preorganized trips.


On Hydra, no mechanical vehicles are allowed, so the locals are using donkeys and other pack animals to move around, which gives the island it’s unique vibe.


Aegina is famous for its farms of pistachios and is often called the beach of Athens – due to its close proximity to the Greek capital. It is also a convenient starting point to explore other Saronic Isles and has a fast connection with Piraeus (1,5h ferry cruise, 45min in a hydrofoil).


Flights to historical cities of Athens and Thessaloniki are operated from hub airports in Frankfurt and Munich.


From both of these airports one can also travel to Heraklion. This picturesque city is located in Crete – the biggest Greek island merging a distinctive mountain climate with the comforts of sea resorts. The atmosphere here is unique - little wonder that the people of Crete appreciate its distinctiveness.


Crete isn’t, however, the only Greek island available for the passengers of Lufthansa Group. It’s carriers also operate flights to Zakynthos and Rhodes. Both destinations are continuously popular among Polish tourists.


Maybe Malta?


The Mediterranean Sea is sprinkled with over two hundred isles, but only one of its many archipelagos is a sovereign state. Malta welcomes tourists with beautiful beaches, like the stunning Blue Lagoon and St. Peter’s Pool.


It is also a place with history reaching 3500 BC. The megalithic temples of Malta were constructed around that period, and among them the oldest and best preserved is the Ġgantij complex, included on the list on UNESCO world heritage list. Connoisseurs of modernity will also find here something for themselves in the vast collection of modern art open for visitors at St. John's Cavalier Art Centre.


Portugal – for those who like to stay active amidst waves and history

Atlantic shores of Portugal are awe-inspiring to some, but for others – they are a challenge. Oceanic waves work like a magnet for the lovers of water sports from all over the worlds, and this country is considered a paradise on Earth for surfers. Here the best spots in Europe, and one of the best in the world, are located on over 800 km of shoreline, where everybody can find a little something for themselves.


In the areas surrounding Lisbon itself, travelers can find something both for their minds and their bodies, walking in the historical city or visiting town of Sintra and its Mauritanian Palace, located close by.


Up to 40 min of trip from Lisbon travelers will find all the most popular beaches and surf spots, like Carcavelos and Costa de Caparica, perfect for beach breaks and dotted with cafes, restaurants, surfing schools, spots for kitesurfing and SUP, as well as rental services for boards, and yoga schools – all of this easily reachable via suburban trains. More spots can be found around Lisbon, including Sao Pedro de Estoril, Gincho and highly popular Ericeira.


Madeira, an island located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, welcomes those who simply want to relax. Lufthansa Group is offering flights from its hub airports to Lisbon, Porto and Faro, as well as Funchal Madeira.


Lufthansa Group in Poland


With the beginning of July, Lufthansa Group had significantly increased its offer in Poland. By October its carriers will offer 140 weekly flights from 6 Polish airports: Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Katowice, Gdansk and Poznan. Passengers from every corner of Poland have now access to the international network of flights offered from the Group’s hub airports.


The safety and health of its passengers and employees is a top priority for the Lufthansa Group. For this reason, all procedures throughout the entire travel chain have been and will continue to be reviewed in order to guarantee the safety of everyone.


When planning their trip, customers should take the current entry and quarantine regulations of the respective destinations into account.