Some of the world's most extraordinary Greek temples grace the rugged landscape of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean. Discover these pearls of antiquity as you circumnavigate the island aboard the elegant Sea Cloud II. Embark this three-masted sailing yacht in Palermo, where a highlight will be the mesmerizing Palatine Chapel in the Palace of the Norman Kings. One after the other, marvels follow, from the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento to the well-preserved vestiges of one of the world's most important cities of antiquity, Syracuse. Throughout our week together, Sicily will reveal her rich and unique culture as we walk in storied cities that were once centers of the Greco-Roman, Carthaginian, and Byzantine worlds, and are received in the dazzling private palazzi of local nobility. Disembark in Valletta, Malta, where an optional postlude is offered.