Embark with PONANT and visit major ancient sites of Greece, Italy, Malta and of Turkey, aboard Le Bellot for a brand-new 13-day Mediterranean cruise.
From La Valette, you will set sail to Itea, not far from the marvellous archaeological site of Delphi, before crossing the Corinth Canal, a narrow strip of water hewn from the chalky rocks of the Peloponnese.
You will then reach the charming city of Nafplio, the departure point for visiting the famous Epidaurus Theatre and the Mycenae site, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Next, you will head for the Cyclades archipelago and discover in Delos, an open-air museum as well as the renowned beaches and windmills of Mykonos.
Le Bellot will then sail on to the Turkish coast and anchor in Fethiye.
From here, you will have the opportunity to discover the Xanthos site, the old sanctuary of Leto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Antalya, a popular seaside resort on the Turkish Riviera, the history of the city can be discovered by strolling along the narrow-cobbled streets of the old town, Kaleiçi, which is entered via Hadrian’s Gate, an impressive Greco-Roman archway that stands alongside Ottoman houses.
Your ship will take you to the southern Aegean Sea to discover the capital of Crete, Heraklion, built on a hillside overlooking the port and encircled by formidable Venetian walls.
Your exploration of the Mediterranean islands will continue as you discover magnificent Sicily to discover Syracuse, one of the most prestigious Sicilian cities, whose monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.
Your cruise will come to an end in Valletta, capital of the island of Malta and former stronghold of the Knights of the Order of Malta.