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Zeus
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In Turkey And Greece

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This fast six-cabin staysail schooner is competitively priced to be
among the more popular gulets charter cruising Turkey and Greece.

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Blue Cruise Turkey

Specifications:

Year Built: 2009
Length: 98 ft
Beam: 23 ft
Draft: 12 ft
Schooner Rig
Engines: (2) 400 hp Cummins
Generators: (2) 22.5 kva Onan
Cruising Speed 12 knots
Sail Area: 5,380 sq ft
Fuel: 1,050 gal
Water: 2,350 gal

Accommodations:

Two Master Cabins
Two Double and Two Twin Cabins
Each Air Conditioned
With Private Bathroom
Salon
Opening To
Awning Sheltered Quarterdeck

Equipment:

Ice Maker
Deep Freeze
Air Conditioning System
Jacuzzi
Stereo w/CD Player
Television w/DVD Player
Satellite Telephone
Speedboat w/60 hp Motor
Water Skis
Kayaks (2)and Windsurfer
Fishing and Snorkeling Gear

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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 Blue Cruises in Turkey and Greece may be obtained by clicking on the gray links immediately above. Thank You. What search words have you just used? Zeus! Or Blue Cruise Turkey? Maybe Blue Cruise Greece? Well, you have found all three. Not Zeus the senior among equals. Not Zeus when compared to his brothers Poseidon and Hades, but the schooner Zeus on Blue Cruise in Turkey and Greece. The schooner Zeus cruising between Turkey's clear blue water coves sheltered by Calabrian pine. The schooner Zeus cruising the azure sea between remote Aegean islands of Greece. The schooner Zeus cruising the crossroads of history from modern Bodrum, ancient Halicarnassus. The schooner Zeus cruising the wakes of a host of corsairs who cruised these waters in bygone years. Take a look. See if you like the cut of her jib. Which country is it? Greece or Turkey? Could you be considering a Blue Cruise along the coast of Turkey? Contemplating a swim in crystal-clear seawater at the foot of pined slopes? Or are you dreaming of a Blue Cruise between off-the-beaten-path Greek islands in hot pursuit of the perfect tzatziki? Could you even be hoping to charter a yacht to do both Greece and Turkey at once? How about doing both aboard a crewed charter yacht with lots of teak deck and comfortable Blue Cruise Greeceaccommodations for six couples. A handsome schooner-rigged sailing yacht on which to cruise the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean coasts of Turkey. Or on which to sail among neighboring Dodecanese and Sporades islands of Greece. Or both. While you holiday. While you have a family-and-friends holiday combining sun, fun, and history. Perhaps cruising the tracks of galleys flying the colors of the Hospitaller Knights of Rhodes (nee the Hospitaller Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem). Or perhaps cruising the tracks of Knight prey such as Elias Barbarossa. While you have a group holiday aboard a schooner-rigged yacht proceeding leisurely from one intriguing locale to another along the crossroads of history. While you charter a sailing yacht to cruise further into the Aegean. To the Greek Cyclades as did the Knights and as did Elias. You may know something of the Knights. Never much more than five hundred in number, each and every one was of noble blood, and each and every one was sworn to celibacy and abstinence. Warriors all, they also each and every one served in the Order's hospital, the hospital at Rhodes world famous. On the other hand, you likely know little of Elias Barbarossa, but the name Barbarossa has captured your attention. Elias, phonetically Ilyas in Turkish, was one of six children born in the latter half of the fifteenth century to a Greek mother living on the island of Lesbos in the Sporades, she the widow of a Greek Orthodox priest. The father was a former Ottoman janissary probably also Greek in origin and probably a native Lesbiot. Elias came into this world in 1475 about twelve months after his more famous brother Aruj, and his name was not really Barbarossa at all. He was known simply as Elias the son of Yakub the Lesbos potter. Barbarossa was a name accorded the older Aruj because of his flaming red beard, and later also accorded the youngest brother Khizr in deference to both the then-deceased Aruj and to Khizr's auburn hair. The middle brothers while fair of skin and hair were simply known as the Lesbos potter's sons. All of the brothers became seamen fishing the waters off Lesbos and serving on their father's trading vessel, a large caique. Like many traders in the fifteenth century, Yakub and his sons traded both licitly and illicitly, illicit victims in those years Genovese and Venetian Latins occupying the adjacent islands of Chios and Lemnos. Later the family traded into the Cyclades where many of the islands were also Latin by virtue of the Fourth Crusade's sacking of Constantinople and overthrow of the Orthodox Byzantine Empire. This treacherous 1204 Blue Cruise Turkeyact gave birth to animosity which ever since has, for example, set Orthodox Serbs at Latin Croat throats and vice versa. Elias, an Orthodox Christian by roots if not upbringing, came early to the animosity. And so too did his brothers. Following almost a decade of licit/illicit trading activity Aruj became a ghazi sea captain in the employ of Prince Korkud, son of Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II and Governor of Manisa Province, later Governor of Antalya Province, obtaining command of a small open galliot, seventeen oars to a side. Elias and Khizr became his lieutenants. At that point it might be said the brothers became licit in all of their activities as ghazi sea captains were corsairs, not pirates, with government letters of marque. On a date not recorded by history at the turn of the century Aruj's open galliot ran afoul of a Knights galley similar to that depicted at left. It happened off the large island of Crete where the brothers were engaged in their licit activity of supporting the governor's treasury. To the Knights there was nothing licit about anything Muslim. Their large corsair galley (yes, the Knights also issued letters of marque to individual Hospitallers and still others) Nostra Signora della Concezione overhauled Aruj's galliot after a long chase. As Aruj prepared to give in against hopeless odds, a salvo from the galley's bow chasers proved fatal to Elias. Aruj became a galley slave until ransomed in 1503 by Prince Korkud. Khizr was held for ransom in Bodrum's St Peters Castle until his linguistic proficiency in native-Greek and Italian enabled him to talk his way out. And thus ended the preface to a half century during which Barbarossa Latin-angst made the Ottoman Empire into a Mediterranean sea power. As they say, the rest is history. Why not charter a crewed yacht to cruise some of the ports and anchorages free-booted by Elias, second son of Yakub the Potter of Lesbos. Starting in Mytilene, the principal port city of Lesbos. Or starting in Bodrum under St. Peter's bastions. There or elsewhere we can put you aboard a crewed sailing yacht for the Blue Cruise of a lifetime. We can put you aboard a charter yacht with a personable captain able to show you azure sailing waters off the western coast of Turkey and between neighboring Sporades Islands of Greece, able to show you Barbarossa paths through the Aegean to Candia (Crete), Candia then ruled by Latin Venetians. Zeus, a charter sailing yacht on Blue Cruise in Turkey and Greece. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at blcryacht@aol.com