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Akana
Chartering
Turkey And Greece

Chartering Greece And Turkey

Accommodations:

One master cabin at the stern, one queen-bed cabin forward, three double cabins amidships, and two twin cabins on the quarters, all cabins with en suite shower, air conditioning, television, DVD player, stereo system, and telephone. Air conditioned salon. Large sun deck on the cabin top. Quarterdeck aft.
Sun awnings, sun mats, and deck chairs

Chartering Greece

Chartering Turkey

Chartering Greece

Technical Specifications:

Year Built: 2004
Year Refit: 2016
Length: 105 ft
Beam: 26 ft
Engines: (2) 440 hp Man Marine
Generators: (2) 22.5 kva Onan
Water Tanks: 2,110 gal
Fuel Tanks: 1,320 gal
Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Crew: 5

Equipment:

VHF Radio-Telephone
GSM Telephone
Television w/DVD Players
Stereo Music System
Marine Air Conditioning
Refrigerator-Deep Freeze
Continuous Hot Running Water
(2) Kayaks
Fishing Tackle
Tender w/6 hp Outboard
Speed Boat w/75 hp Motor
Water Skis
Wake Board and Donuts

Chartering Turkey

Chartering Greece

Chartering Turkey

Chartering Greece And Turkey

Chartering Greece And Turkey


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Chartering Greece And Turkey

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 about chartering in Turkey and Greece may be obtained by clicking on the blue links immediately above. Thank You. Are you thinking of a yacht charter in Turkey? Or are you thinking of a yacht chartering in Greece? Could you be searching the web for a yacht chartering in either Turkey or Greece? Perhaps for a motor-sailing gulet on Blue Cruise in the eastern Mediterranean? Or all of the above? How about a crewed motor-sailing gulet chartering in both Turkey and Greece with accommodations for fourteen. With room enough for you and all of your dearer friends or essential associates. With spouses. Enjoying a service matching that of a five-star hotel! Like a charter aboard the motor-sailing gulet Akana. Perhaps chartering Greece and Turkey, Croatia and Montenegro, in the wake of corsairs like the Barbarossa brothers, corsairs being rogues with government licenses. Cruising the coast of Asia Minor and among neighboring Chartering GreeceGreek and Croatian islands. Turning into pine encircled clear-water coves and remote back bays for rest and recreation. Just as did the Barbarossa brothers five hundred years ago. The Barbarossa brothers were among six children born on the Aegean island of Lesbos to a Greek mother, the father a former Ottoman janissary of Greek extraction. Of the four sons all became corsairs but only two were later known as Barbarossa, the eldest Aruj the first, the youngest Khizr the second. But the Barbarossas were not the only corsair brothers cruising the coast of Asia Minor and among neighboring Aegean islands. There were also four Kurtoglu brothers of the same generation probably born at Phocaea or Smyrna in Ottoman Turkey. Known as Curtogoli in the west, two of these brothers lost their lives at the hands of Hospitaller Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem then headquartered at Rhodes, just as did a Barbarossa brother. Like Aruj Barbarossa, a third Kurtoglu brother was a Rhodian captive sent to the oars of a Hospitaller galley. Freed when the Hospitallers were evicted from Rhodes on 1 January 1523, this Kurtoglu later saw service in the western Mediterranean under Khizr Barbarossa. But it was the fourth brother, Kurtoglu Muslihiddin Reis, who was to rise to maritime prominence. Following an extraordinary early history mostly in the western Mediterranean where he very nearly rendered navigation in the Tyrrhenian Sea prohibitive, desolating the coasts of Sicily, Calabria, Sardinia, and Naples, sowing  panic and terror everywhere, he appeared in the Aegean in September 1516 raiding Crete as well as Mykonos, Skiros, Serifos, and Milos, all Venetian-ruled Greek islands as depicted in red on the map above. This even though Venice and the Ottoman Porte were at peace. Late the same year he was back in the western Mediterranean unsuccessfully attempting to hunt down Pope Leo X. He vented his irritation with Latins such as the Genovese who had once ruled Phocaea by devastating the west coast of Italy from Lavinio to Anzio including the island of Elba. In March of 1517 he reappeared in the Aegean. Anchored at Livadhia, Tilos, with 35 sail, a Rhodian flotilla appeared; there followed an engagement in which the Hospitallers lost a barque and withdrew. Late the same year, after exploring the Nile for Ottoman Sultan Selim I, he again appeared in the Aegean terrorizing the Venetian Duchy of Naxos. Wintering in Constantinople's Golden Horn, he was unperturbed by the Venetian ambassador's wrath. Departing Constantinople in March 1518 he again sacked Naxos, later Chartering Greeceseizing a Venetian vessel resting at Ottoman Lesbos. The following winter, too, was spent in Constantinople drawing the Venetian ambassador's ire. The sultan, by then known as Selim The Grim, had little sympathy for the ambassador. He had less than two years earlier tripled the size of the Ottoman Empire by conquest of the Middle East and Egypt. In the Fall of 1519 he assigned Muslihiddin Reis  responsibility for assembling an Ottoman fleet with which to invade Rhodes. Selim deemed the Hospitallers no more than pirates, but pirates sitting astride trade routes from Alexandretta and Alexandria to Constantinople, and he was determined to eradicate the Order. Though Selim died before an invasion could be organized, Muslihiddin Reis continued for the next eighteen months to assemble the fleet, and while assembling the fleet he practiced an uninterrupted harassment of both Rhodes and Venice. In September of 1520 Selim was succeeded by his son Suleiman known to history as The Magnificent, and it fell to Suleiman to conduct the 1522 invasion and six-month siege which brought the Hospitallers to their knees, Muslihiddin Reis his admiral at the head of an armada comprising 103 galleys and 300-odd additional troop carriers and support vessels. When the remaining Hospitallers marched out on New Years Day 1523, Kurtogoli parked his oared galleys in the harbor depicted at right above. Days later he was named sanjak bey or governor of Rhodes. Incredibly, there is a forepart and an after part to the saga of Kurtoglu Muslihiddin Reis, too much to relate here. But should you decide to holiday aboard the motor-sailing gulet Akana you might learn the balance of this history. What would you think about chartering Greece and Turkey in Muslihiddin's wake? While you holiday at Mykonos, Skiros, Serifos, Milos, Naxos, Lesbos, Tilos, and Rhodes. While you proceed from pine-encircled cove to remote island. What would you think about an extended-family holiday aboard a crewed sailing gulet cruising these waters? You might have to reach out to cousins to fill Akana's seven cabins. Or to a large group of friends. Cruising into the Cyclades. Visiting those Venetian subjects of Kurtoglu wrath. Yes, cruising from Turkey into the central Aegean, to Mykonos and Naxos and other Cyclades islands of Greece. Starting in Phocaea or Smyrna. Are you searching for Phocaea or Smyrna in Turkey? Well, they are now known as Foca and Izmir, and they are both within 60 minutes of Izmir's Adnan Menderes International Airport. There or elsewhere we can put you aboard a charter gulet with an experienced crew able to show you tracks left by the Kurtoglu brothers, a superb crewed gulet chartering Greece and Turkey and knowledgeable of local history. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at bcycharter@aol.com