BLUE CRUISE YACHT CHARTERS

Sailing Greece And Sailing Turkey

With Bare Boats And Crewed Yachts

2015
A Different Perspective


Welcome aboard the sailing yacht of your choice, large, small, or in between, with or without crew, sailing alone or in company, cruising Greece or Turkey or both. Welcome to sheltered bays at the foot Yacht Charters Turkeyof sheer mountains. Welcome to isolated coves surrounded by forest. Welcome to miles of white sand beach remarkable for the absence of life. Welcome to water-side towns climbing steep harbor slopes. Welcome to potted geraniums and clouds of bougainvillea. Welcome to the crossroads of history. Join us while we tiptoe through the seventh wonder Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. Or through the Temple of Apollo at Didyma. Or through the ruins at Caunos, Patara, and Olympos, picking sage and oregano along the way. Give us a hand as we reconstruct the fleet activities of Alcibiades and Lysander during the Peloponnesian War. Enjoy with us a seafood dinner at a seaside taverna or around a remote campfire. Help us locate wonders of the ancient world now covered by earth or the dearth of written record. Join us in trekking through ancient Knidos, Xanthos, Arykanda, and Phaselis. Applaud with us ballet and opera performances in the Roman theater at Aspendos. Marvel at acoustics engineered by the ancients. Detour to Aphrodisias. Comb a Turkish bazaar or climb to a Greek acropolis. Have you done any of these things? Have you been sailing in Greece and Turkey! Or merely the Caribbean? Well, you can do these things in our company or at our suggestion. Should you not, you will miss the scenically beautiful and more interesting parts of two countries rich in wonders. You should see Turkey's ancient Ionia, Caria, and Lycia from the deck of a yacht. You should take that yacht through remote Dodecanese Islands of eastern Greece. Once parts of the Lydian Empire of Croesus, the Persian Empire of Cyrus and Darius, parts of the Athenian empire of Pericles and the Macedonian Empire of Alexander, the Seleucid Empire of Antiochus, the Egyptian Empire of the Ptolemys, the Roman Empire of Caesar Augustus, the Byzantine Empire of Constantine, and the Ottoman Empire of Suleiman! All of it encased in history and much of it encased in pine trees to the edge of crystal clear water! Yes, the azure sea once patrolled by the triremes of Artemisia, Yacht Charters GreeceMemnon, and Lysander, and by the lateen-rigged galliots of the Barbarossa, Kurtoglu, and Dragut brothers as well as by the Ottoman flotillas of Uluch Ali. Capture the history of ancient Halicarnassus, Kastellorizon, Knidos, Loryma, Lydae, Phaselis, Rhodes, and Simi by tracing the routes of Alexander's Macedonian phalanx, of Cleopatra's litter bearers, and of George Bass' underwater archaeologists. Experience the flat water sailing of ancient Telmessos over which fast pirate triakonters and hemiolas were once propelled by banks of opportunistic rowers. Explore the pirate ruins of St. Nicholas Island, a trove of history visited by one in ten thousand of Turkey's millions of annual tourists. Photograph the splendors seen by the crews of pirate galleys long ago, and by Pompey the Great when he drove the pirates east, and by the pirates again when they returned. Enjoy an evening at Cleopatra's Bay, Cold Water Bay, Sea Gull Bay, Twenty-Two Fathom Cove, and a host of other anchorages all within a few miles of each other. Delight in campfire cuisine, swim under pined slopes, and talk to new friends about wonders seen. Cruise the Aegean islands of Greece: Lipsi, Arki, Leros, Agathonisi, and Khalki among many others, exploring ancient and medieval ruins left by Dorians, Venetians, and the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem. Do all of this and more aboard a yacht selected, inspected, and approved for you by Blue Cruise Yacht Charters. Would you like to know more? Well, let us answer your questions, crewed yacht or bare boat, where, when, how much. Phone us in Turkey at +90-533-230-5781, e-mail us at blcryacht@aol.com, or write to us at P.K.4, Gocek 48310, Turkey.

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Dear Homo Sapiens, There is no need to continue reading this page. What follows is intended for search engine robots and spiders and not necessarily for human beings. Further information concerning yacht charters sailing Greece and Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the boxed links immediately above. Thank You. Blue Cruise Yacht Charters offers a full range of charter yacht sailing holidays and honeymoons cruising the Turquoise Coast of Turkey and among Aegean islands of Greece. YachtYacht Charters Turkey charters in Turkey. Yacht charters in Greece. Alternative sailing routes and cruising areas for yacht charters in Greece and for yacht charters in Turkey may be found by clicking on the second, third, fourth, and fifth boxed links above. One of these may be a basis for the holiday or honeymoon the reader seeks. A customized bare boat or crewed charter yacht sailing holiday or honeymoon in the eastern Mediterranean. 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Barsine had earlier been married at the age of 8 to Mentor of Rhodes, a naval commander in the pay of her father, and separated from him at the age of 9. Philip's guest for the next twelve years, she came to know Philip's son Alexander and his tutor Aristotle before rejoining her husband in 342 BC. Mentor died two years later leaving Barsine a widow at the age of 23. She promptly married Mentor's brother Memnon, also a naval commander formerly in the employ of her father. Memnon had meanwhile succeeded his brother as the Great King's local ruler of the Troad in what is now northwestern Turkey, and he was still ruler when Alexander's Macedonian and Greek army crossed the Hellespont in 334 BC. Following Alexander's victory over a Persian and Greek army (yes, Greeks fought on both sides) at the Granicus, Memnon was made supreme commander of the Great King's forces in all of Asia Minor while Barsine was dispatched for safety to the Great King's court. As Memnon was then commander of the Persian Navy Yacht Charters Greece which was Phoenician, Cypriot, and Rhodian Greek in make-up, and as Alexander's admiral Nearchus commanded an inferior Macedonian fleet, Barsine went safely by galley to the Middle East, sailing down the Aegean coast of what is now Turkey and then along Turkey's Mediterranean coast to refuge in Persepolis. Alexander that same year proceeded to take Miletus without a fight but met with stiff resistance at Halicarnassus, modern Bodrum, defended by Barsine's Memnon. The outcome was indecisive with Alexander moving on before subduing all of the city, and with Memnon later abandoning its defense. Memnon with 300 galleys proceeded to take the war to Alexander's rear, investing the island of Chios and then besieging Lesbos where he died of natural causes in 333 BC. Barsine was again left a widow, this time at the age of 30. Isn't this the kind of holiday or honeymoon for which you are searching? Turkish coast sailing. 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For the next six years Barsine was a fixture at Alexander's side, accompanying him in the reduction of modern Iraq and then in the conquest of modern Afghanistan. Between them they knew something which escaped Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. In 327 BC Barsine gave birth to Alexander's first son Herakles who after Alexander's death in 323 BC was promoted by Nearchus as heir to the Macedonian throne, perhaps because Nearchus had in 324 BC married Barsine's daughter by Mentor. The authors can put the holiday-goer aboard a charter yacht with an experienced crew able to sail the Aegean islands of Greece, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Sporades, or they can put honeymooners aboard a bare boat charter yacht to cruise Barsine's sea route down the Turkish coast to ancient Issus (Alexandria ad Issum), or aboard a flotilla yacht to sail Cleopatra's honeymoon route up the coast of Anatolia and into the Aegean. A bareboat or crewed yacht or gulet available for charter in Greece and Turkey. 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