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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 crewed gulets cruising ancient Caria and Lycia in Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the blue links immediately above. Thank You. As you are unlikely to be looking for a kayhan, you must be looking for a crewed gulet cruising Turkey's ancient Caria or Lycia. Or for a crewed gulet just cruising Turkey. In either event, you have come to the right place. The schooner Kayhan 10 cruises the Turquoise Coast of Turkey, the popular Blue Cruise, following Alexander's Path east around ancient Caria and Lycia to Phaselis and then cruising Cleopatra's Route in the other direction. This could well be the holiday for which you are searching as this stretch of coast is punctuated both by long white-sand beaches and by numerous isolated clear-water coves, not to omit mention of ample evidence of the passing of history. Alexander, it might be noted, crossed the Hellespont into Asia Minor in 334 BC not yet at the age of twenty-two. The Persians had 220 years earlier made Asia Minor a dominion of Cyrus II and, reflecting the number of local kings, the Persian king was thereafter entitled the Great King. With an army of 35,000 Macedonians and Greek mercenaries Alexander first met Persian defenders at the River Granicus near ancient Troy. These were led by Spithridates, the great king's viceroy of Lydia and Ionia, and by Memnon, a Greek from Rhodes. With his Macedonian companion-cavalry commander Amyntas in the van leading the charge, Alexander emerged victorious. From the Troad Alexander marched south. Sardis and Ephesus capitulated without resistance, while defense of Priene was fleeting. There was resistance at Miletus, stiff but not stiff enough. It was at Miletus that Alexander dispensed with his navy, believing suspect Greek crews no match for more numerous Phoenicians and Cypriots serving the Great King at sea. He settled instead on a strategy of denying the Persian fleet mainland ports such as Miletus. The next such port was Halicarnassus (modern Bodrum) in Caria. Defended by Memnon, its defense proved determined and protracted. Alexander continued on without awaiting surrender of the stronghold's defenders, leaving the ensuing 12-month siege in the hands of his trusted 23 year-old lieutenant Ptolemy, later Ptolemy I Soter, Egyptian pharaoh and Cleopatra forebear. Marching southeast, Alexander left Carian Knidos and Caunos for Ptolemy. Upon crossing the Dalaman River he reached Hyparna, thought to be modern Gocek. Defended by Greek mercenaries, Hyparna fell in short order, and Alexander continued on to Telmessos, modern Fethiye and one of two major Lycian ports. Telmessos also fell but only after a ruse involving dancers and attendants with weapons smuggled into the acropolis still dominating the town today. Because Amyntas is a Macedonian name, the name, for example, of Alexander's paternal grandfather, and because the aforementioned Amyntas, son of Arrhabaeus, never again appears in history, and because the Amyntas Temple Tomb in Fethiye depicted at right may be archaeologically dated to the 4th century, and because it is inscribed with the name Amyntus son of Hermapius, it is fair to speculate that this famous structure carved in one piece from the hillside near the acropolis belongs to none other than Alexander's cavalry commander, and that Hermapius is a corruption of Arrhabaeus. Be that as it may, there was no significant resistance upon leaving Telmessos and entering the Xanthos Valley as Pinara, Xanthos, and Patara in succession welcomed the Macedonians, Patara the other major Lycian seaport. Alexander was similarly greeted at Tlos, Arykanda, modern Finike, and Limyra before moving up the Alakir River and crossing the mountains to Greek-speaking Phaselis where he rested for weeks. And so there was no real resistance along Alexander's Path through Lycia. In fact, there was no real resistance after Halicarnassus until Issus where he was to meet the incumbent Great King, Darius III. Would you not like to charter a crewed gulet to cruise the welcoming coast of Lycia? Paralleling Alexander's march? Kayhan 10 is a rental yacht with an experienced crew able to show you the coast of Turkey. A superb schooner-rigged gulet cruising Alexander's Path along the coasts of ancient Caria and Lycia in Turkey. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us at +90-533-230-5781.