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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 catamarans chartering Greece and Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the blue links immediately above. Thank You. You must be searching for catamarans chartering in Turkey or Greece. Alternatively you may be searching for information concerning Paul of Tarsus because we have included some of that apostle's comings and goings as an example of history at the crossroads of history. Or you may be searching for a lagoon. That latter is a stretch, but we have all three. That is, we have catamarans chartering in Greece and Turkey and we have information concerning Paul gleaned from the King James version of the Holy Bible. We also have lagoons, of course. One of our more famous lagoons is located south and east of Trogyllium. The latter is a safe harbor also known as Port Saint Paul reflecting a passage (Acts: 20-15) in the bible recording a visit by the apostle while returning to Jerusalem from Greece in AD 58. In Paul's era the lagoon was a gulf, the Gulf of Latmos, providing access to Priene and Miletus, both major cities at the time. The gulf has since silted from the outflow of the River Meander leaving us with a lagoon. Trogyllium, however, remains a safe harbor, one which provides small boat access to both of those ancient cities, Greek Priene and Carian Miletus, the ruins of which are substantial and enlightening. So, were you searching for catamarans chartering in Turkey, or for Paul of Tarsus, or for a lagoon, or for all three, well, charter a Lagoon 410 catamaran and sail it to Trogyllium in Turkey. Better yet, charter a Lagoon 410 and sail it to Alexandria Troas in Turkey before running south on Paul's Third Mission sailing-track. Paul's excursion traced on the map at left actually began almost five years earlier when he set forth on foot from Antioch (Acts 18-22), today Turkey's Antakya. The first stop on his route was his birthplace at Tarsus, capital of ancient Cilicia (Kilikya) and now a part of greater-Mersin, Turkey. From there Paul journeyed through Cilicia and Pamphylia (Perge on the map), and by way of Iconium (Konya) through Phrygia and Galatia, preaching to disbelievers and confirming churches until arriving at Ephesus in the Fall of AD 54. He remained at Ephesus doing the work of the Lord for three years before again (see Acts: 16-9 for earlier mission) journeying to Greece. It is his return on this latter occasion from Philippi which left a sailing track beginning in Turkey at Alexandria Troas. You might consider sailing this track after first swim-stop hopping Turkey's Aegean coast from Anaea (Kusadasi) near ancient Ephesus to Troas (Tuzla Burnu). While en route you might pause at modern Foca/ancient Phocaea to enjoy its history and wonderful seafood. You might also pause at Dikili, the port for ancient Pergamum, and travel by car to that incredible archaeological site. And upon reaching Alexandria Troas you might pause for a few days as did Paul before running south on the prevailing wind, putting into Assos (Behram Kale) where Paul's shipmates awaited his brief trek into the countryside. From Assos they sailed to Mytilene (Lesbos), Sappho's island in Greece. A day later they were at Chios where you might explore its seaside town of the same name climbing steep harbor slopes, searching for the perfect octopus in vinegar. One more day and they were at Samos, still in Greece, an island which today continues to produce ceramics recommended by Pliny The Elder two thousand years ago. Then Paul and his companions "tarried" at Trogyllium, presumably bathing in its clear sea water. Miletus was next. With a catamaran and fair weather you can get pretty close. After Miletus Paul went on to Cos (Kos) in Greece, 90 years earlier a honeymoon destination for Cleopatra. And from Cos you might sail to Knidos which was to become a major waypoint on Paul's next journey two years later. And then to Rhodes with its wonderful late-medieval cities at Rhodes Town and Lindos before jumping off to Patara, again in Turkey. And all the while pausing for a swim at each and every clear-water cove along the way. There it is should you be dreaming of replicating Paul's voyage in both Greece and Turkey. Dreaming of catamaran chartering in both Turkey and Greece. Aboard the same catamaran. It can be done! How about chartering Turkey and Greece aboard a yacht with family accommodations! With accommodations for two families! The Lagoon 410! How about chartering such a yacht to cruise Turkey's ancient Aeolia, Ionia, Caria, and Lycia! Following Paul's route along those coasts and among neighboring islands of Greece! While you holiday! How about having a family holiday doing this. How about having a family holiday aboard a catamaran proceeding leisurely from enchanting locale to biblical locale at the crossroads of history? You can do all of these things! Starting in Kusadasi. Are you searching for Kusadasi in Turkey? Well, Kusadasi is situated 20 nautical miles NE of Samos and proximate to the international airport at Izmir. There or elsewhere we can put you aboard bare boat catamarans chartering Greece and Turkey for the holiday of a lifetime. We can put you aboard chartered catamarans and point you toward Paul's route from Alexandria Troas, and show you his track all the way south to Patara, soon to become the Roman capital of Lycia, where he jumped off for the Middle East. Fun Lagoon 410 catamarans available for charter in Greece or Turkey or both. 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