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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 caique charter sailing in Turkey and Greece may be obtained by clicking on the blue links immediately above. Thank You. Given the title of this web page, you may be searching for a Turkish dream, as dream is the meaning of the Turkish word hayal. Alternatively you might be searching for a caique charter sailing Turkey or Greece, perhaps for a caique charter sailing both Turkey and Greece. You might even be dreaming of an intimate cruise on a small yacht. Well, in each of these events you have come to the right web page. You have come to a web page dealing with a dream holiday or honeymoon aboard a dream caique of intimate design and appointment. You have come to a web page dealing with a double-ended yacht or caique named Dream 62 home-ported in Bodrum, Turkey, eleven nautical miles from Kos Town, Greece. Both Bodrum and Kos Town have their own international airports connecting with Istanbul and Athens as well as with numerous other airports throughout Europe and the Middle East. And both Bodrum and Kos Town sit at the crossroads of history. How about an intimate cruise on a caique charter sailing the crossroads of history with accommodations for no more than four guests! Bodrum was in antiquity known as Hallicarnassus, and Hallicarnassus was in the fifth century BCE the birthplace of Herodotus who wrote the world's first history text entitled Histories still available at your local book store. Kos Town was in antiquity known by its present name, and Kos Town was in the fourth century BCE the birthplace of Hippocrates, the godfather of medicine and source of medicine's Hippocratic Oath. Just outside of Kos Town the city established a hospital in honor of Hippocrates called the Asclepeion which in its day was the world's leading medical center. Of many alternative routes you might charter Hayal 62 to cruise Cleopatra's 32 BCE honeymoon route through the Gulf of Bodrum, known then as the Ceramic Gulf, pausing as she did at Knidos, Cedreae, Ceramus (for which the gulf was named), Bodrum, Kos, and just outside of the gulf, Miletus. Earlier in antiquity this same area was ruled by Mausolus of Caria, and Mausolus' wife Artemisia erected at Bodrum in 352 BCE one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World called, appropriately, the Mausoleum as it was the monumental tomb of Mausolus. Bodrum is thus where the English-language word mausoleum originated. Kos Town was less than a half century later, in 309 BCE, birthplace of the Egyptian pharaoh Ptolemy Philadelphus, a forebear of Cleopatra and not Egyptian at all, but rather one hundred percent Macedonian. As was Cleopatra. Kos at the time was one hundred percent Greek but was then ruled by Ptolemy's Egypt. Even earlier, during the time of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, this area was alternately patrolled by the triremes of Athenian superthug Alcibiades and by the triremes of Spartan superthug Lysander, the former devastating much of Spartan Miletus in 411 BCE and the latter in 405 BCE massacring the city's then Athenian population. Weeks later Lysander stormed Cedreae and sold every resident into slavery. Presumptively, Athens-leaning residents. Two millennia later, during the late-Byzantine period Hallicarnassus was renamed St. Peters (that is, Petronium, thus Bodrum) by the Hospitaller Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem who settled there in 1407 and left us the formidable redoubt of that name still standing today and depicted above. The Hospitallers at the time maintained the world's leading medical center at Rhodes Town not far distant. They had taken both Rhodes and Kos from the Byzantine Empire and renamed Kos, calling it Lango. There they left us another of their redoubts pictured at right. In both instances the Hospitallers used ancient building blocks from the Mausoleum and, ironically for Hospitallers, from the Asclepeion to build their redoubts. You might investigate local history such as the foregoing while you honeymoon or holiday aboard a caique charter sailing from idyllic cove to remote island. And back again. Proceeding leisurely from enchanting locale to enchanting locale, and from enchanting locale to the crossroads of history. Why not! You could even charter such a sailing yacht to cruise the Cyclades in mid-Aegean. Mykonos. Paros. Santorini. Kheir-ed-Din, the younger Barbarossa, cruised the Cyclades rather frequently. As Lord High Admiral of the Ottoman Navy giving vent to a life-long irritation with all things Latin, he repaid Venice in 1537 for the Fourth Crusade's rape and pillage of Constantinople and for Venice's subsequent occupation of Greek Aegean islands. He raided each and every Aegean island ruled by that maritime state. One of the Cyclades experiencing his wrath was Paros, and one of the consequences was enslavement of the high-born on that island. Cecilia Venier-Baffo, offspring of two distinguished Venetian families, was among the victims. Made a slave in Constantinople's Topkapi Palace, she came to the attention of future Sultan Selim II and bore him a son, future Sultan Murat III. Known by her father-in-law Suleiman the Magnificent as Nurbanu or Princess of Light, Cecilia Venier-Baffo was the 1525 offspring of Nicolo Venier, Venetian Lord of Paros, and of Violante Baffo. She was the cousin of Sebastiano Venier, Grand Admiral of the Venetian Navy at the battle of Lepanto and later Doge of Venice. She was also cousin to Giovanni Antonio Baffo, a famed Venetian maker of harpsichords. For more on Baffos in the Harem, click here. Upon the death of her husband Selim II and succession of Murat III, Nurbanu became Valide Sultan, perhaps the strongest and wisest of a line of influential queen-mothers propping up weak sons. Would you like to charter a crewed yacht to cruise through this kind of history? On your own honeymoon? Starting in Bodrum? Or in Kos Town? Are you searching for Bodrum in Turkey? For Kos Town in Greece? Both with international airports? Well, there or elsewhere we can put you aboard a charter sailing caique for the honeymoon or holiday of a lifetime. We can put you aboard a caique with an experienced crew able to show you the flat sailing waters of the Ceramic Gulf, able to show you Cleopatra's honeymoon route through the gulf and among Greek islands. And able to show you Cecilia Venier-Baffo's matrimonial route from Paros to Istanbul. Hayal 62, a superb caique charter sailing Turkey and Greece. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at firstname.lastname@example.org.