The Cyclades in the Wake of Le Ponant
Over 8 days, navigate the Cyclades of Greece under sail aboard 32-guest Le Ponant. Enjoy sun-soaked days in the sparkling Aegean Sea. Explore this fascinating group of Greek islands with an elegant ship as home base. On this unique itinerary, experience the very essence of the Mediterranean while also welcoming the unexpected. At your own pace, immerse in stunning panoramas, away from the crowds, and enjoy time in nature with possible opportunities for swimming, glass-bottom kayaking, snorkeling and paddleboarding.
From the port of Lavrio, located very close to beautiful Athens, set sail in the direction of the Cyclades. Venture off the beaten path, taking in exclusive paradises, emblematic landscapes, intimate coves and hillside villages. Carried by the wind, head towards Tinos, one of the Greek archipelago’s most preserved islands. The serene atmosphere of this spiritual center infuses its sumptuous scenery. The white rocks of Polyaigos soften the jagged coasts of this uninhabited island, creating a natural sanctuary.
The discreet island of Serifos is ideal for a walk punctuated by the picturesque white houses that stretch into the distance, amidst a setting perfumed by the scents of thyme and marjoram. Here, the beach with its surreal blue will also tempt you for a swim. Leave the Cyclades and head towards the southeast of the Peloponnese, where the monumental fortified peninsula of Monemvasia will reveal itself. Next sail towards Kythnos, a wild and hilly rock tamed by traditional and environmentally friendly agriculture. Finally, visit Spetses; planted with pine trees, olive trees and flowers, Spetses is known as the Island of Jasmine, and is a popular haven of freshness in the Saronic Islands.
Sail aboard the luxury 32-guest Le Ponant. This Relais & Chateaux-affiliated motorsailer offers the feel of a private yacht, with more crew members than guests, room service, haute cuisine and refined French service. With three decks of open-air spaces, a swim platform and seawater pool for swim stops, and plenty of glass, this ship invites her guests to revel in the warm breezes and glittering waters through which she sails.