This handsome staysail schooner framed, planked, and
appointed in chestnut-colored African gombe
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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 gulet charter sailing in Turkey and Greece may be obtained by clicking on the blue links immediately above. Thank you. Could you be searching for an aesthetically-pleasing low-profiled yacht charter sailing Greece? Or for one charter sailing Turkey? Could you be considering a sleek schooner-rigged gulet charter sailing Greece's azure Aegean? Or charter sailing Turkey's azure Aegean? A graceful gulet charter sailing among Greece's Dodecanese Islands? Or along Turkey's Turquoise Coast? Could you even be dreaming of charter sailing through history at the crossroads of history? Could you be dreaming of a blue cruise among formerly Latin-ruled Aegean islands of Greece and along the coast of Asia Minor? That is, could you be dreaming of a cruise through all Aegean islands and along the coast of what is now Turkey? How about bringing such a dream to life aboard a regatta veteran with six cabins accommodating twelve or more guests. One with lots of uncluttered teak deck ideal for reading in sun or shade while boning up on history, one able to catch the wind and race to the next destination. How about beginning your holiday racing along the coast of Turkey's ancient Lycia, home to many of Homer's Trojan heroes. Or how about beginning with a sail in the corsair Dragut's wake along the coast of Ottoman Turkey and among Venetian-ruled islands of the Aegean. On your holiday! How about having a family holiday, an extended family holiday, aboard a crewed sailing gulet cruising the Greek Dodecanese. As in the photograph below of Ayse Emre in the harbor at Simi Town. Or how about having a group of friends holiday with you aboard a charter gulet proceeding leisurely from one intriguing locale to another? How about chartering a sailing gulet to cruise the eastern Mediterranean. As did the aforementioned Dragut (Turgut Reis), a mariner without peer who rose through Mediterranean privateer ranks to become an Ottoman admiral at the siege of Malta in 1565. How about chartering a crewed yacht to cruise the Cyclades as did Dragut when seeking Genovese and Venetian prey. It might be noted, almost as an aside, that one of the first Turkish Ayses of whom we have historical record was Ayse Sultan born in 1605 to the Sultan Ahmet I and to a Greek woman, Anastasia, corsair prey taken from Venetian Tinos in the Cyclades. Ayse Sultan was married off by her father on five occasions and finally left a widow at the age of 39. What she did with her husbands is not recorded. This aside is neither here nor there, really, as the yacht Ayse Emre was named for her owner/skipper's twin children, Ayse and Emre, and Bibi Aysegul is named for her new owner/skipper's daughter. How about pausing in your cruise of the Dodecanese at Bodrum proximate to Dragut's birthplace and a waypoint on Ayse Sultan's travels. Without a husband it is presumed. Or how about visiting Gocek. On the extended Turkish Riviera. Are you searching for Gocek in Turkey? Well, it is 42 nautical miles ENE of Rhodes Town at the upper left-hand corner of the Gulf of Fethiye and twenty-five minutes by road from the international airport at Dalaman. At Gocek or Bodrum or elsewhere we can put you aboard a crewed sailing yacht for the holiday of a lifetime. We can put you aboard a charter yacht with an experienced crew able to show you the Aegean coast of Turkey, able to show you Dragut's routes up and down the coasts of Lycia and neighboring Caria through the Dodecanese to Samos and thence to Constantinople, able to show you Ayse Sultan's routes along the same coast to to Greek Kos eleven miles from Bodrum. Ayse Emre, a superb sailing yacht chartering the Dodecanese Islands of Greece and southwestern Turkey. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at firstname.lastname@example.org