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The jewels of the Aegean

Antalya - Athens

Dates:
17/05/2025
to  24/05/2025

8
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
£3,680
per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Sail the Greek and Turkish shores during an exceptional journey, an 8-day cruise aboard L’Austral, during which you will fall under the spell of these island jewels and secular cities, featuring ancient ruins and splendid scenery, which people the Eastern Mediterranean.

Throughout your journey, you will benefit from an excursion included per person per port of call, to choose from a selection offered by PONANT. During this cruise, visit the archaeological site of Ephesus from Kusadasi, discover the monastery of Saint John and the Cave of the Apocalypse where the last book of the New Testament was revealed to John the Apostle,from Patmos, or admire the sumptuous archaeological sites, from the Temples of Zeus, Apollo and Athena to the Terrace of the Lions, from Delos. The diversity of experiences on offer promises you intense and varied moments (to discover the full range of excursions, go to the itinerary tab). The diversity of experiences on offer promises you intense and varied moments (to discover the full range of excursions, go to the itinerary tab).

From Antalya, a former Roman port with picturesque alleyways and fine Ottoman residences, L’Austral will sail south for the Dodecanese archipelago. On the mythical island of Rhodes, let yourself be swept away by the charm of this medieval city with its gothic architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, the island of Patmos, known as “the Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea”, reveals itself to offer you a moment suspended between unique landscapes of white-sand beaches and rocky bays.

L’Austral will leave Greece to reach Kusadasi in Turkey. An old fishing village with history going back 5,000 years, not far from the Ephesus site, the town is now one of the country’s most famous seaside resorts.

In the south-eastern Aegean Sea, the Cyclades archipelago invites you to enjoy the wild and appealing beauty of its islands. Santorini, one of the pearls of the archipelago, awaits you for an enchanted interlude, unfurling the grandiose crater of its caldera. Then, Delos, a veritable open-air museum, offers a unique testimony of the succession of different civilisations during the Aegean period. Next comes Mykonos, its beaches and windmills, with Alefkandra, a district that is typical of the island, with houses built right on the water’s edge.

Further north, you will arrive in Nafplio, the departure point for discovering the Ancient Theatre ofEpidaurus and the Mycenae archaeological site, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Athens, the mythical city dominated by the Acropolis and its monuments, which form the most extraordinary architectural and artistic ensemble bequeathed to the world by Ancient Greece, will mark the end of this exceptional odyssey.


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Your itinerary - The jewels of the Aegean

A cruise to discover the finest ancient sites of Greece, with one port of call in Turkey. UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Mycenae ruins and the Epidaurus theatre from Napflion, the sacred island of Delos, the...


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Choose your stateroom

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Superior Stateroom Deck 3
 

(226 ft²)

From £3,680 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(193 ft²)

From £3,880 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(193 ft²)

From £4,090 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(193 ft²)

From £4,290 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(193 ft²)

From £4,530 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(290 ft²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(398 ft²)

From £8,110 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(398 ft²)

From £8,310 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite Deck 6
 

(484 ft²)

From £12,840 per person



Complete your trip

Complete your trip

Additional services
For more peace of mind, PONANT selects stays and flights then takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


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