From the island of Malta to Athens, PONANT invites you on an exceptional voyage with two ports of call in Sicily and four in Greece.
Le Ponant will leave Valletta, the capital of Malta and former stronghold of the Knights of the Order of Malta, for a 9-day brand-new cruise on seas that are brimming with history.
After calling at beautiful Catania whose Late Baroque style monuments spread to the foot of Mount Etna, we will set sail for Syracuse, one of the most prestigious Sicilian cities, whose monuments are listed as a Unesco World Heritage.
You will then leave the Sicilian coast to reach the town of Gytheio in Greece. From there, you will be able to visit the Byzantine town of Mystras, in the heart of a beautiful landscape.
Further south, it will be time to discover some Cretan wonders, notably with a stop in Chania, whose old town and Venetian harbour proudly bear the heritage of a past with multiple influences, and in Heraklion, not far from the sublime site of Knossos, home of the famous Minoan palace in which the Minotaur is said to have been born.
We will then head to the charming town of Nafplion, the departure point for visiting the famous Epidaurus Theatre and the Mycenae site, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.