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At the heart of the Greek islands

Athens - Athens

Dates:
03/09/2023
to  10/09/2023

8
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
3.970 €

With the exceptional presence of Jean-Louis Debré, former Minister of the Interior and President of the National Assembly, and Valérie Bochenek, stage director and author of several books.

With this exceptional itinerary, PONANT invites you to enjoy a wonderful interlude discovering the cultural and natural treasures of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. From Athens, set sail aboard Le Lyrial for an 8-day cruise to the most beautiful Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and delight not only in the rich cultural heritage but also in refreshing dips in the turquoise waters of the archipelago. 

You will discover Patmos, known as the 'Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea'. This island, where Saint John is said to have written the Apocalypse, offers unique landscapes combining white sandy beaches and rocky coves.

After a stopover on the small island of Symi, which will not fail to dazzle you with its discreet beauty and Italian-style neoclassical houses, you will head for the CycladesAmorgos, or the island of the Big Blue as it is known, is a raw gem. You will admire its volcanic and mountainous landscapes that rush into the crystal clear waters that surround it.

Le Lyrial will then approach the Santorini archipelago in an incredible cruise along the foot of its caldera formed during an eruption in around 1600 BC. Sublime white villages such as Thera and Oia are built on cliff tops that fall vertically into the sea.

You will then make a stopover on the authentic and picturesque Folegandros before reaching Delos, a minuscule island in the Cyclades archipelago. According to mythology, Apollo was born here. Like an open-air museum, Delos offers unique testimony of the civilisations that followed one another in the Aegean world.

Next comes Mykonos, its beaches and windmills, and Alefkandra, a district that is typical of the island, with houses built right on the water’s edge. Le Lyrial will make a final stopover on the island of Hydra, famous for its incomparable light, before heading towards the Greek capital. 

Your cruise will end in Athens, the mythical city dominated by the Acropolis and its monuments that form the most extraordinary architectural and artistic collection bequeathed by Ancient Greece to the rest of the world.


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With the exceptional presence of Jean-Louis Debré, former Minister of the Interior and President of the National Assembly, and Valérie Bochenek, stage director and author of several books. A cruise in the...


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Superior Stateroom
 

(21 m2)

Fully booked

Deluxe Stateroom
 

(18 m2)

Fully booked

Prestige Deck 4
 

(18 m2)

Fully booked

Prestige Deck 5
 

(18 m2)

Fully booked

Prestige Deck 6
 

(18 m2)

Fully booked

Deluxe Suite
 

(27 m2)

Fully booked

Prestige Deck 5 Suite
 

(37 m2)

Fully booked

Privilège Suite
 

(37 m2)

Fully booked

Suite Grand Deluxe
 

(45 m2)

Fully booked

Grand Privilege Suite
 

(55 m2)

Fully booked

Owner's Suite
 

(55 m2)

Fully booked



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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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