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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 holiday sailing in Turkey and Greece may be obtained by clicking on the gray links immediately above. Thank You. Are you searching for a luxury yacht on holiday charter in Turkey and Greece? Or could you be searching for Atalante? Or Atalanta? Or Atlanta? Known to pre-history by each of these names, Atalante was the daughter of Iasus, a prince of Arcadia in the Greek Peleponnesus, and it was Dorian Arcadians who later settled the ancient city of Iasus on the shores of Turkey's Gulf of Gulluk just north of the Bodrum Peninsula. Iasus had hoped for a son and in his disappointment abandoned Atalante in the mountain forests of southern Greece. There she was found by Artemis in the form of a she-bear who suckled and kept Atalante warm until old enough to fend in the wild for herself. Atalante matured into a fleet-footed huntress like her suckler. Exceedingly attractive, she was once spotted by two centaurs, half man and half horse, who sought to make her theirs. Fleet but not fleet enough to escape such creatures, Atalante stood her ground and put an arrow into each of her nemeses. Not long afterward she participated in the Calydonian Boar Hunt, the only woman among many heroes of the age, including some future Argonauts. The boar in this instance, a fearsome beast, had been sent by Artemis to frighten the King of Calydonia, Oeneus, and his son Meleager who had failed to include the goddess in their sacrifices. Atalante, too, is said to have been sent by Artemis to ensure the boar did no more than frighten the hunters. She appeared "The pride of the woods of Arcady. A shining buckle clasped her robe at the neck (much as depicted to the right of center in the foregoing sarcophagus frieze); her hair was simply dressed, caught up in a knot behind. An ivory quiver hung upon her left shoulder and in her hand was a bow." (Apollodorus writing at the turn of the 2nd century AD) But the boar was not easily subdued and three of the heroes lost their lives before Atalante put the first arrow into the beast, saving Meleager who rushed in for the fatal spear thrust. Meleager was madly in love with Atalante, but Atalante would have none of him. She took the honorary boar skin and departed the scene. In the aftermath of the Calydonian boar hunt some accounts have Atalante sailing with the aforementioned Argonauts during their quest into the Black Sea in search of the Golden Fleece. It is more certain that following the Argonauts return, Atalante attended the funeral games celebrating the life of Pelias. There she bested one of the Argonauts, Peleus, in a wrestling match as depicted to the lower right, Peleus in black. Enough!, you say. You're not searching for Atalante! But you are searching for a new luxury yacht on holiday charter in Turkey and Greece. Well, you have come upon the right web page, a web page dealing not only with Atalante, but as well with a luxury ketch on holiday charter among Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and along Turkey's Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. This Atalante has four air conditioned guest cabins and cruises at a fast twelve knots, covering a lot of sea miles. She can take you into the Gulf of Gulluk to see ancient Iasus, a city which minted coins depicting a boy on a dolphin. And there are a lot of dolphins still hanging around. That's a yacht charter under a comfortable Turkish sun. You may be dreaming of such a charter, of sailing in Turkey from pine-encircled cove to pine-encircled cove. Or you may be considering an Aegean cruise from one remote Greek island to another remote Greek island. In perpetual pursuit of the perfect octopus salad. Or you are hoping to do both. Turkey and Greece together. On the same holiday! Well, it can be done. How about doing it aboard a crewed charter yacht with comfortable accommodations for you and your family or friends. A crewed yacht charter-sailing Turkey and Greece. A crewed yacht cruising the western coast of Turkey and among Aegean islands of Greece. Perhaps sailing Cleopatra's honeymoon route along the coasts of Turkey's ancient Caria and Ionia, or visiting Greece's Samos and Icaria, both Cleopatra waypoints. While you holiday. Yes, while you holiday aboard a crewed sailing yacht cruising the coast of Turkey and among Aegean islands of Greece. While you have an extended-family holiday. Or while you have a small group of friends or associates holiday with you aboard a charter yacht proceeding leisurely from one striking locale to another. Perhaps cruising all the way to the Hellespont through which the Argonauts sailed to and from their pursuit of the Golden Fleece. Starting in Bodrum. Sail to Kusadasi, the port for ancient Ephesus where Cleopatra passed a number of weeks, sailing further north to Tenedos where the Greeks assembled before their assault on ancient Troy, and to Lemnos where the Argonauts assembled before sailing up the Hellespont. Yes, we can put you aboard a crewed sailing yacht for an unforgettable holiday in the Aegean. We can put you aboard a charter yacht with an experienced crew able to show you Cleopatra's Route up the coast of Turkey and among Greek islands, able to show you what's left of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Atalante, a superb luxury yacht on holiday charter in Turkey and Greece. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at firstname.lastname@example.org