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At the Heart of the Greek Islands

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Oceanview
$5,783
Balcony
$6,096
Suite
$11,437
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
8 Days
 Cruise Starts
Athens
 Cruise Finishes
Athens
8 Day At the Heart of the Greek Islands Itinerary (Ponant)
Countries Explored: Greece
Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Departures
Passengers
264
Crew
145
Launched
2011
Refurbished
2018
Cruise Code
ATHATH7.16

Overview

Kid Explorers Club in partnership with MAUD FONTENOY FOUNDATION. The Greek Islands, from the Peloponnese to the Cyclades via the Dodecanese, are enchanting, bewitching and captivating. From the sheer coastlines bordered by paradisiacal turquoise waters to the archaeological sites that are as emblematic as they are monumental, let yourself fall under the spell of these jewels of the Aegean Sea. From Athens, set sail aboard L'Austral for an 8-day cruise in the heart of the most beautiful Greek islands. In the Dodecanese archipelago, where St. John is said to have written the Apocalypse, the island...read more of Patmos, known as "the Jerusalem of the Aegean Sea", reveals itself to offer you a moment suspended between unique landscapes of white-sand beaches and rocky bays. Planted with forests of cypress trees and olive groves, Symi is bewitching.

The shimmering colours of its dwellings and surrounding nature make it a real paradise for those seeking tranquillity and serenity. You will now head towards the most easterly part of the Cyclades. Amorgos, or the island in the Big Blue film, as it is nicknamed, is a rough gem. Fall under the spell of its volcanic and mountainous landscapes diving into the bordering crystal-clear waters and its paved small streets edged by traditional whitewashed houses. After an unforgettable cruise in Santorini's captivating caldera, where high cliffs surround the majestic ancient crater engulfed by water in the 2nd millennium BC, you will set sail north west. On Milos, the limestone cliffs and small hidden coves are yours to discover in a soothing atmosphere.

The birthplace of Artemis and Apollo, Delos is rich in archaeological ruins, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, illustrating its prestigious history. The Terrace of the Lions, the Sanctuary of Zeus and Athena, the Temple of the Athenians... journey back in time almost 2,000 years, between millennia-old heritage and sumptuous panoramas. L'Austral 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.

You will now sail towards the east of the Peloponnese, to reach your final port of call. Here, a gem named Hydra reveals its old-world charm in a stunning setting. With its hidden coves and its mountains topped with monasteries, this jewel of the Saronic Islands completely devoid of cars offers a total change of scenery against the spellbinding blue of the Aegean Sea. Athens, the mythical city dominated by the Acropolis and its monuments, which form the most extraordinary architectural and artistic ensemble bequeathed to the world by Ancient Greece, will mark the end of this exceptional odyssey.

Cruise Itinerary

 
Arrive
Depart

Day 1: Athens
--
19:00
Day 2: Patmos
12:00
19:00
Day 3: Symi
07:00
16:00
Day 4: Amorgos
07:00
16:30
Day 4: Sailing In The Santorini Caldera
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--
Day 5: Adamas, Milos
07:00
18:00
Day 6: Delos
07:00
12:30
Day 6: Paros
14:15
22:00
Day 7: Hydra
12:00
22:00
Day 8: Athens
05:30
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Note: Ship ports may not be located in the starting & ending cities listed. Transfers to and/or from the ship port may be required.

Life Onboard L'Austral

L'Austral
L'Austral

Explore the world on L'Austral surrounded by French sophistication on this luxury mega yacht. Read more

Room with a View
Room with a View

Every stateroom and suite offers ocean views and most have a balcony. Read more

Exquisite French Dining
Exquisite French Dining

Savour the exquisite flavours of Ponant's French gastronomy in the onboard restaurants. Read more

Nightlife and Entertainment
Nightlife and Entertainment

Enjoy live music in the lounges or take in a performance or show in the theatre. Read more

Renowned Service Excellence
Renowned Service Excellence

Ponant's French crew offer guests refined service from the moment they board. Read more

Ponant Wellness Spa
Ponant Wellness Spa

Unwind with a massage or facial the Spa, where only the best French products are used. Read more

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Availability Click on prices below to view cabin upgrades and details

Exclusive Savings
Thursday 04 Jul 2024
Thursday 11 Jul 2024
Ship L'Austral
Oceanview
$6,704
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Balcony
$8,095
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Suite
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Exclusive Savings
Thursday 11 Jul 2024
Thursday 18 Jul 2024
Ship L'Austral
Oceanview
$6,361
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Balcony
$7,674
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Suite
$16,043
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Thursday 18 Jul 2024
Thursday 25 Jul 2024
Ship L'Austral
Oceanview
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Balcony
$6,518
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Suite
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Exclusive Savings
Thursday 25 Jul 2024
Thursday 01 Aug 2024
Ship L'Austral
Oceanview
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Balcony
$6,900
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Suite
$16,886
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Exclusive Savings
Wednesday 02 Jul 2025
Wednesday 09 Jul 2025
Ship L'Austral
Oceanview
$5,783
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Balcony
$6,096
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Suite
$11,437
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Exclusive Savings
Thursday 04 Jul 2024
Thursday 11 Jul 2024
Ship L'Austral
Oceanview
$5,672
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Balcony
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Suite
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Exclusive Savings
Thursday 11 Jul 2024
Thursday 18 Jul 2024
Ship L'Austral
Oceanview
$5,388
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Balcony
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Suite
$13,456
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Exclusive Savings
Thursday 18 Jul 2024
Thursday 25 Jul 2024
Ship L'Austral
Exclusive Savings
Thursday 25 Jul 2024
Thursday 01 Aug 2024
Ship L'Austral
Oceanview
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Balcony
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Suite
$14,159
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Exclusive Savings
Wednesday 02 Jul 2025
Wednesday 09 Jul 2025
Ship L'Austral
Oceanview
$4,904
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Balcony
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Suite
$10,653
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Exclusive Savings
Thursday 04 Jul 2024
Thursday 11 Jul 2024
Ship L'Austral
Oceanview
$12,897
View Cabins
Balcony
$11,878
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Suite
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
No Single Supplement
Thursday 11 Jul 2024
Thursday 18 Jul 2024
Ship L'Austral
Oceanview
$12,211
View Cabins
Balcony
$7,674
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Suite
$16,043
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Exclusive Savings
Thursday 18 Jul 2024
Thursday 25 Jul 2024
Ship L'Austral
Oceanview
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Balcony
$9,526
View Cabins
Suite
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Exclusive Savings
Thursday 25 Jul 2024
Thursday 01 Aug 2024
Ship L'Austral
Oceanview
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Balcony
$12,319
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Suite
$30,792
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Exclusive Savings
Wednesday 02 Jul 2025
Wednesday 09 Jul 2025
Ship L'Austral
Oceanview
$11,055
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Balcony
$8,879
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Suite
$16,896
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Note
Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by Ponant. For cruise itineraries, cabin images are sourced from Ponant. These should be treated as indicative only. Cabin inclusions, upholsteries and room layout may differ to the image(s) shown depending on the ship selected and your sailing dates.

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