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Xenos II
Cruising The
Turkish And Greek
Aegean

Cruising Turkish Aegean

This ketch-rigged wooden sailing yacht
cruising the Turkish and Greek Aegean is sleek and fast and features lots of space above and below deck. The upper deck is clutter-free and incorporates awnings where appropriate. Interior furnishings are practical and comfortable, permitting ample room for relaxation as well as space for eight guests to maneuver. Amenities include a private bathroom with each of four cabins, one master and three double, as well as air conditioning throughout. The salon features flat screen television with DVD player, bar, and library. On deck there are social areas forward, on the cabin-top, and aft opening from the salon. Recreational items include snorkeling equipment and wind surfer as well as
water skis and two kayaks.

Cruising Greek Aegean

Accommodations for guests consist of one master cabin and three double cabins
Two of the double cabins have an additional single bunk. All have en-suite bathroom facilities,
and all cabins are sound-isolated inside thick mahogany walls.

Cruising Greek Aegean

A comfortable salon and contiguous pilot house open to the quarterdeck
while deck companionways port and starboard lead to
second and third social areas on the cabin top and on the foredeck.

Cruising Turkish Aegean Cruising Turkish Aegean
Specifications:

Year Built: 1998, Refit: 2004
Length: 74 ft
Beam: 20 ft
Draft: 8 ft
Sail Area: 3,010 sq ft
Engine: 240 hp Leyland
Generator: 17 kva Onan
Maximum Speed: 10 kts
Cruising Speed: 8 kts
Fuel: 525 gal
Water: 1,840 gal
Crew: 3
Cruising Turkish Aegean Equipment:

Air Conditioning
Refrigerator and Freezer
Radar and GPS
VHF & Mobile Telephones
Television with DVD Player
Stereophonic Sound System
Deck Shower
Fishing Tackle and Snorkeling Equipment
Tender with Outboard
Ski Boat with 50 hp Outboard
Windsurfer, (2) Kayaks

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There was a time when the even-earlier histories of Homer were recounted principally along the same Aegean coast principally about Troy located on that coast. There was a time, in 401 BC, when an Athenian named Xenophon (depicted to the right) joined at Sardis a mercenary army comprised of other Greeks from all of the Greek-speaking city-states along the Aegean coast of modern Turkey. Known to history as the Ten Thousand, this army was pledged to Cyrus the Younger, then the Persian great king's satrap (or local king) governing those same Greek Aegean city-states, and the purpose of both the army and Cyrus was the great king's overthrow. And so began a march through modern Turkey to the heart of ancient Persia. There, at a place called Cunaxa in the Sunni Triangle of Iraq, the Ten Thousand under Cyrus whipped a larger number of Persians under the Great King Artaxerxes II. But Cyrus lost his life in the encounter and the Greek generals, having won the battle, then proceeded to lose the war. And their heads. In this way Xenophon came to command the Ten Thousand and led them on a long and difficult march north again through modern Turkey to the Pontus Euxinus or Black Sea. There they took ship and sailed west past Byzantium through the Hellespont and down the coast of Aeolis to Ephesus in Ionia where Xenophon gave thanks for the survival of most of the Ten Thousand at the Temple of Artemis. He was later to write an account of the Ten Thousand's chapter in history entitled Anabasis, and Anabasis is still selling at your local book store. It should have been required reading for Donald Rumsfeld in 2003 but wasn't. Almost a century before Xenophon a Greek philosopher named Zeno from Elea in Greek Italy became famous for his paradoxes. One of these paradoxes involves the tortoise and the hare (Achilles). 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