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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 luxury yachts cruising the Adriatic and Aegean may be obtained by clicking on the blue links immediately above. Thank You. Could you be searching for a luxury sailing yacht cruising the Adriatic? Could you be dreaming of a luxury cruise among Croatian islands? Could you be dreaming of walking the walls of Dubrovnik, the marble streets of medieval Ragusa? Could you be dreaming of exploring byways at Korcula explored by Marco Polo? Of examining the Roman Emperor Diocletian's official retreat at Illyrian Split? Well, you can do these things. All of them. You have found Ofelia. Ofelia is not the daughter of Polonius. She is not the sister of Laertes. She is not the lass courted by Shakespeare's Prince of Denmark. She is a proper sailing yacht doing or facilitating all of the things you contemplate. She is Ofelia. Ragusa, by the way, was an independent city-state through much of history. A larger part of Croatia, Dalmatia, was for eight hundred years held by the Republic of Venice until incorporated by Bonaparte into the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1797. The island of Korcula near Dubrovnik was thus birthplace of the "Venetian" Marco Polo. Would you not like to have a luxury holiday aboard a charter yacht proceeding leisurely from one enchanting Adriatic locale to another? Aboard a charter yacht cruising the crossroads of history? Aboard a charter yacht serving espresso? Aboard a charter yacht serving espresso ice cream? Would you not like to charter a sailing yacht cruising Montenegro to Sveti Stefan, a still-medieval island connected to the mainland by causeway? Would you not like to cruise further south in search of Albania's Skanderbeg? Would you not like to charter a crewed yacht putting into Albanian ports yet to see a tourist? Would you not like to charter a crewed yacht sailing Greece from the Ionian to the Aegean, cruising from Corfu and Paxos in the Ionian to Paros and Naxos and to other Greek islands in the Aegean. As did the Venetian doge Enrico Dandolo in 1204. Dandolo's Fourth Crusade never made it to the Holy Land. Traveling by sea in Venetian hulls those crusaders led by the Venetian Doge (that's him at left) instead satisfied themselves with the 1204 rape, plunder, and destruction of Christian Constantinople. Dandolo thus made himself "Lord of a Quarter and a Half of a Quarter of the Roman Empire." He also made himself source of Latin-Orthodox Christian friction and outright hostility continuing to this day. One of the "nobles" participating in the rape, plunder, and destruction of Constantinople was Marco Sanudo, nephew of Dandolo. His share of the spoils was Naxos, taken in 1207, subsequently followed by most other islands in the Cyclades which he or one of his lieutenants thereafter ruled. The Sanudos maintained their hold on Naxos until 1383 when they were succeeded by the Crispi family, also Venetian, and this family ruled until the coming of the Ottomans in 1566. Charter a yacht to cruise through Cycladic history, a large part of it Venetian history. Charter a crewed sailing yacht to cruise from Greece's Cyclades into the Dodecanese or Sporades Islands bordering Turkey. Plan to honeymoon or holiday in the Aegean. Honeymoon or holiday aboard a proper sailing yacht chartered in Croatia, Greece, or Turkey. Or at ports in between or beyond. Honeymoon or holiday aboard a crewed sailing yacht chartered to sail your customized itinerary of Greek island ports and beaches. Honeymoon or holiday at Astypalaia (Astropalia, Astipalia, Stampalia), Anafi, Santorini (Thera), Skhinousa, Paros, Naxos, Sifnos, Serifos, Siros (Syros), Tinos, Mykonos, Delos, and other islands not mentioned. Charter a sailing yacht to cruise the Aegean from Paros. Charter a crewed sailing yacht to cruise the Cyclades from Naxos. Charter a crewed sailing yacht to island-hop the Cyclades (Kiklades) from Santorini (Thera). Come honeymoon or holiday with us. We can put you aboard a crewed sailing yacht for the holiday of a lifetime. We can put you aboard a luxury yacht with an experienced crew able to show you Marco Polo's initial trek from Korcula to Venice, able to show you the lagoons sheltering Venice, and able to show you the haunts of ancient and medieval pirates and worse from Montenegro's Gulf of Kotor to Turkey's Gulf of Antalya. Ofelia, a superb luxury yacht available to cruise the eastern Mediterranean's Adriatic and Aegean. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at firstname.lastname@example.org