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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 about cruising in Greece and Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the gray links immediately above. Thank You. You may be searching for the queen cobra, genus Naja, the venomous species with the expandable neck typically found in India. We hope not. Or you may be searching for Maureen Dowd, the New York Times Pulitzer Prize winning columnist whose scathing indictments of the Bush administration caused the White House to label her a cobra. Unfortunately, Maureen Dowd's columns may only be read with a NYT subscription, not here. Or you may be searching for Uadjet, the Egyptian goddess responsible for heaven and hell, the cobra symbol of whom comprised Cleopatra's headdress. That would be close to the mark. Very close. Or you may even be searching for a sailing ketch luxury cruising Greece or Turkey or both. That would be right on the mark as this web page is about luxury cruising in Greece and Turkey. One of the earliest personages to enjoy a luxury cruise in this part of the world, modern Greece and Turkey, was the cobra-diademed Queen of Egypt. She came up from Alexandria on several occasions, first in 46 BC as a 22-year-old queen en route to Rome to plead Egypt's case before the Roman Senate, and last in 32 BC with Antony and his Roman war galleys. In addition to war galleys she had with her on this occasion four canopied barges carrying the entire Egyptian treasury. Luxury yachts of the ancient world. They paused often, as was the nature of barges and galleys, to collect taxes, to gather food stuffs, and to rest. Antony and Cleopatra, moreover, were on a long-delayed honeymoon. The record of their passage does not tell us all of the places at which they paused along the Anatolian coast but it does mention Perge, Arycanda, Patara, Lydae, Loryma, new Knidos, Cedreae, Halikarnassus, and Ephesus, and one might well imagine it also included wealthier cities such as Side, Aspendos, and Phaselis. History tells us that when Cleopatra saw fit to explore this fascinating coast she did so supported by litter bearers, cousins to magic carpets and then the ultimate in luxury travel ashore. We know that one of the reasons Cleopatra traveled ashore at Halikarnassus (modern Bodrum) was to visit the scene of Alexander's longest Near Eastern siege, a 334 BC assault in which her forebear and founder of the Egyptian dynasty Ptolemy I Soter participated as Alexander's principal siege general. We know, too, that she visited nearby Kos, birthplace of Soter's son Ptolemy II Philadelphus. And for the rest she had a proprietary interest stemming from Egypt's third and second century BC rule here. Finally we know she went on to Samos after Ephesus because Samos was the jumping off point for shipping crossing the Aegean, and an Aegean crossing was the only way to get to Actium. And that's how we get back to Uadjet. All but the last of these places along Cleopatra's honeymoon route were Uadjet's heaven. Actium, modern Preveza, as we all know was Uadjet's hell and Octavian's heaven. So whether you are dreaming of a Blue Cruise or of Cleopatra's honeymoon route, perhaps on your own honeymoon anniversary, you might charter a luxury sailing yacht to cruise through history along Turkey's Turquoise Coast and among Dodecanese Islands of Greece. Come aboard Cobra Queen, a luxury sailing yacht offering a holiday par excellence. Come aboard a crewed charter yacht with an experienced crew able to show you the Dodecanese islands of Greece or Cleopatra's route up the Turkish coast to Samos. A proper yacht luxury cruising in Greece and Turkey. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at firstname.lastname@example.org