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Brussels Airlines to fly to Crete and Thessaloniki

05:00 17/12/2015

From May to October next year, Brussels Airlines will add regular direct flights between Brussels and the Greek cities Thessaloniki and Heraklion, the airline reported in a press release.

Starting from the Easter holidays, Brussels Airlines will fly on Tuesdays and Saturdays from Brussels Airport to the Cretan capital, Heraklion, and on Thursdays and Sundays to Thessaloniki, the country's second largest city. Thessaloniki, or 'Salonika' as the locals call it, was named the European Youth Capital 2014, thanks in part to the city's Aristotle University and its more than 80,000 students.

The new destinations are good news for the many Greeks living in Belgium, especially those who return to their hometown every summer.

"We are investing in Greece next summer because we strongly believe in the tourist potential of the country," Frédéric Dechamps of Brussels Airlines told


photo: Hombre at Wikivoyage

Written by Robyn Boyle