Fall under the spell of the Mediterranean’s key sites during this brand-new 10-day cruise. With Athens as the departure point, board Le Bougainville for an unforgettable sailing experience discovering exceptional islands, cities and ancient sites.
Your cruise will begin with the visit of the island of Hydra, famous for its incomparable light, followed by the exploration of two of Greece’s major sites, from Napflion: the Mycenae ruins and the Epidaurus theatre, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Le Bougainville will then head towards Paros. Nestling in the heart of the Cyclades archipelago, this island reputed for its sublime white marble offers a real concentration of Greek beauty, from whitewashed houses to olive groves to ancient monuments.
A little further north, you will arrive on Mykonos, with its iconic windmills, beaches, countless churches and whitewashed houses.
Following this port of call, Le Bougainville 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.
Your trip will continue with a crossing of the Dardanelles Strait, followed by the discovery of the city of Nessebar, on the edge of the Black Sea. The architecture of this city established over 3,000 years ago is extremely rich, inherited from the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman civilisations that succeeded one another here.
Lastly, you will reach Istanbul, where your cruise to the Eastern Mediterranean will draw to an end.
Please note that the lecturers onboard will only speak French. We assure you that the crew will
have multiple activities for all English-speaking guests throughout your cruise.