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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 yachts charter sailing Turkey and Greece may be obtained by clicking on the blue links immediately above. Thank You. Could you be searching for a yacht charter sailing Turkey or Greece? Or are you searching for an Akin? Unless you have a Turkish acquaintance by that name, it must be the former. Might you be considering a holiday floating on a turquoise sea under a gentle Turkish sun? Sailing from isolated pine-encircled cove to isolated white-sand beach. Or could you be dreaming of swimming the azure sea surrounding Greek Aegean islands? Hoping to catch a sailing breeze between one remote-off-the-beaten-path island with a single taverna and the next remote off-the-beaten-path island with fishing nets piled high opposite brightly painted caiques. Or are you hoping to sail the crossroads of history? Hoping to trace the comings and goings of those who made history at the crossroads of history. Hoping to sail the wakes of Alcibiades and Pompeii, of Cleopatra and the Empress Irene, of crusaders like the Hospitaller Knights of Rhodes and Malta, or of corsairs like the Barbarossa brothers and Dragut. How about doing any or all of these things aboard a motor sailing yacht with comfortable accommodations for eight or even ten. How about beginning your holiday with a cruise down wind from Bodrum into the Gulf of Kos, also known as the Ceramic Gulf of the Athenian super hero Alcibiades. Pausing in the sea off Cleopatra's imported white-sand beach at Cedreae. Or how about beginning your holiday by sailing across the Ceramic Gulf down the coasts of Caria and Lycia. Not only as did Pompeii the Great when pursuing pirates but also as did Chiafer Reis (Djafer Reis) during the half-century from 1535. Starting in Bodrum. Are you searching for Bodrum in Turkey, ancient Halicarnassus? For Kos Town in Greece? Each with its own international airport, they are within 12 nautical miles of each other at the head of the Ceramic Gulf. It was the sea between Bodrum and Kos Town and between Kos and other Latin islands of the Aegean that Chiafer Reis cruised with his own flotilla, the lead galley with 24 oars to a side as depicted above, the others with 17-22. Flying Ottoman colors, or on occasion his own colors, Chiafer Reis was bent on plundering Latin shipping and Latin islands of which there were then many in the Aegean, some like Kos until 1523 possessions of the Knights of Rhodes, some possessions of Genoa, but most possessions of Venice taken at the time of the Fourth Crusade sack and plunder of Constantinople. Chiafer Reis was a Latin by birth, Calabrian, and how or why he developed his irritation with other Latins is not recorded, though at the time of his youth from about 1505 heavy Spanish taxation and the Spanish Inquisition had both come to Calabria. What is recorded was Chiaffer's participation in the 1538 Battle of Preveza under Kheir-ed-Din Barbarossa, in the 1565 Siege of Malta under Dragut, and in the 1571 Battle of Lepanto under his Calabrian son-in-law Uluc Ali Pasha, each a fierce encounter with Latins. So, might you like to have a family holiday aboard a crewed yacht sailing through history? Aboard a crewed yacht chartering Turkey and Greece while you trace history and speculate about its twists and turns. Or while you alternatively have a group of friends holiday with you aboard a charter yacht proceeding leisurely from one intriguing locale to another once frequented by Hospitalers and corsairs. Chartering the Dodecanese and Sporades islands of Greece. Or sailing further along the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Starting in Bodrum. Or Kos. To Gocek. Or to Rhodes. Well, we can put you aboard a crewed sailing yacht for an unforgettable holiday. We can put you aboard a charter yacht with an experienced crew able to show you the Gulfs of Kos and Gocek, able to show you Chiafer Aga Pasha's 1570 path down the coasts of Caria and Lycia to Cyprus where he helped evict Venetian occupiers, his subsequent return up the Turkish coast and among Greek islands where he left tracks before and after the Battle of Lepanto, afterward as beylerbey or governor of Tripoli. Both Tripolis. The Tripoli in Libya and the Tripoli in Lebanon. Akin A, a handsome yacht charter sailing Turkey and Greece. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at email@example.com