Succumb to the charms of Eternal Greece during a new 8-day cruise offered by PONANT. With Athens as the departure point, set sail aboard Le Lyrial for an exceptional tour of Peloponnese that will give you access to historic and cultural sites that are among the most celebrated in Greece.
During your stop at Sifnos in the Cyclades, discover this harmonious island exploited since Antiquity for its gold and silver mines, offering gentle landscapes, mountains paths and a rich endemic flora. From the main port of Kamares, set off to the picturesque fortified village of Kastro, sitting atop a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Le Lyrial will then move towards Milos, especially renowned for the famous statue of Venus found in a field there and now displayed in the Louvre in Paris. This mineral island is also a geological treasure.
In Gythio, the main port of ancient Sparta, discover the Byzantine city of Mystras, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, then, when the ship calls at Pylos, the Palace of Nestor, one of the heroes of the Trojan War, and of course the wonderful archaeological site of Delphi clinging to the slopes of Mount Parnassus, which you will reach from Itea.
Le Lyrial will finally cross the Corinth Canal, thus sailing through the Peloponnese isthmus to arrive in Athens, the City of the Gods, the end of your Mediterranean odyssey.