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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 gulets charter-sailing Turkey and Greece may be obtained by clicking on the blue links immediately above. Thank You. Are you searching for a yacht charter-sailing Turkey or Greece? Could you be thinking of charter-sailing under the stars of a clear night lit by a Turkish crescent moon? Focused, too, on charter sailing from one isolated pine-encased blue water cove in Turkey to the next isolated pine-encased blue water cove in Turkey? Or are you focused on swimming in an azure sea under the pale blue skies of Greece? On charter sailing among sugar-cube encrusted Greek islands of the mid-Aegean? Or all of the above? How about charter sailing both Turkey and Greece aboard a fun charter yacht with comfortable accommodations for twelve. A crewed charter yacht like Sevket Kaptan, or Kaptan Sevket, a gulet which actually sails. How about chartering this crewed sailing yacht to cruise the Gulf of Bodrum, known in Greece as the Gulf of Kos, known in antiquity as the Ceramic Gulf. A gulf with a good afternoon breeze. A gulf with flat water. Sometimes both. Or how about chartering this crewed sailing gulet to cruise Cleopatra's honeymoon route along the Turkish coasts of ancient Lycia and Caria and among Greek Dodecanese islands. While you honeymoon. Or while you have a family holiday aboard a crewed sailing yacht doing all of this. Perhaps an extended-family holiday. One not just with brothers and sisters but with cousins, too. Or should you prefer, have a group of friends holiday with you aboard a charter yacht proceeding leisurely from intriguing locale in Turkey to intriguing locale in Greece. Perhaps a charter sailing yacht cruising the Cyclades of mid-Aegean Greece. Or a charter sailing gulet to cruise further along the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Starting in Bodrum. Sailing to Gocek. Or to Antalya. Or further. Sailing the crossroads of history at the cradle of civilization. Are you familiar with the saga of Sidi Ali Reis? The poet and author? Born in 1498 in Constantinople's Galata district, Sidi Ali was the son and grandson of Ottoman shipwrights and at a young age went to work in the naval shipyard on the Golden Horn. Later, according to his memoirs, he participated in 1522's successful Siege of Rhodes, and, according to other sources, was one of Kheir-ed-Din Barbarossa's sea captains at the 1538 Battle of Preveza when Barbarossa outwitted Genoa's Andrea Doria. He is also said to have been with Turgut Reis (Dragut) when in 1551 Tripoli was taken from the Knights of Malta. In 1554 he was appointed to command of an Ottoman flotilla then at Basra (yes, the Basra in Iraq) and directed to return 15 oared galleys lying there to Suez. En route within the Persian Gulf he twice encountered Portuguese flotillas seeking to bar his way. Losing five of his galleys, he did as much damage to the enemy. Finally exiting the Persian Gulf, however, he encountered a westerly storm of no mean proportions which blew him 350 nautical miles to the east destroying his remaining vessels on the Indian coast near what is now Pakistan. Trapped there in the fashion of Xenophon's Anabasis, he began a long overland trek home through the maharajah and warlord ruled states of central Asia and Persia, frequently rescuing his crews from hostile sovereigns by declaiming poetically. Upon his return to Constantinople 29 months later he presented to his sultan an account of his anabasis entitled Mirat ul Memalik (The Mirror of Countries) available from your favorite bookstore. The sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, giving evidence that the pen is more powerful than the sword, rather than punish Sidi Ali for losing his flotilla instead rewarded him with a handsome pension which supported his writing, including a book on navigation entitled The Ocean. Well, we can put you aboard a charter sailing yacht for unforgettable navigation through waters closer to Sidi Ali's home. We can put you aboard a charter gulet with an experienced crew able to show you the flat sailing waters of the Gulf of Bodrum, able to show you Sidi Ali's numerous early tracks through the Aegean, able to show you Alexander's Path down the coasts of Caria and Lycia, able to show you Cleopatra's Route up those coasts and among Greek islands. Sevket Kaptan, a superb crewed gulet charter sailing Turkey and Greece. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at firstname.lastname@example.org