This 121-foot ketch-rigged steel-hulled sailing yacht
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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 chartering in Greece and Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the blue links immediately above. Thank You. You may be searching for Frank Sinatra, Ol' Blue Eyes himself. If so, you have come to the wrong web page. Sorry. Unless, of course, you are searching for his 1973 album of the same name, an album featuring Send in the Clowns. This title should be in every music library, and it is a part of one of the 5,000 CD's the luxury yacht Blue Eyes carries in its collection. If not searching for Ol' Blue Eyes you must be searching for a yacht chartering Greece or Turkey or both, perhaps a luxury yacht. There's no other conceivable reason a search engine would direct you here as that's what this web page is all about, a luxury yacht chartering Greece and Turkey at the crossroads of history. Yes, the Blue Eyes featured on this web page is a luxury yacht sailing the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean, sailing in wakes left by innumerable mariners and others since man first put to sea. You have found a well-appointed vessel in which to cruise the coast of Anatolia and from one Greek island to the next Greek island forever in pursuit of the perfect holiday, or perhaps merely in pursuit of the perfect grilled octopus. Old Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra himself, sailed these waters. He was here in 1966 with Verna Lisi who may have been the feature attraction. Together they salvaged a German U-2 submarine and used it to cinematically hijack the ocean liner Queen Mary. The real Queen Mary, wife and queen consort of Britain's King George V, sailed these waters as well. She did it on the maiden voyage of the royal yacht Victoria and Albert III, a luxury yacht sailing among these same Greek Aegean islands in the late-summer of 1901. It may be worth noting that Queen Mary also had blue eyes, young blue eyes while honeymooning in 1901. Eleven years later in the Spring of 1912 British royalty was followed by near-royalty, Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, sailing aboard the Admiralty's luxury yacht Enchantress pictured below. Even when scowling Churchill hid behind blue eyes. Unfortunately for Churchill, that year he did not lay his blue eyes on the Dardanelles. Which brings us to another Blue Eyes perhaps more famous than Frank Sinatra, in this part of the world more famous even than Winston Churchill. His name was Mustafa Kemal at the time. We know him as Ataturk, and he turned the British back when Commonwealth units attempted to force the Dardanelles in 1915. Interestingly, one of the vessels employed to ferry Commonwealth troops from the Greek island of Lemnos to Gallipoli in 1915 is now a charter yacht cruising these same waters. Called Halas, you may read more about her by clicking here. Ataturk's own luxury yacht is also chartering these waters. Called Savarona, you may read about her by clicking here. To bring this historical blurb to its conclusion there is yet one more to be cited among many more blue-eyed seamen worthy of mention. His name was Cigalazade Yusuf Sinan Pasha. Born Scipione Cicala, Sinan Pasha was the son of Vincenzo Cicala, an Italian galley captain from Genoa who became a flotilla commander in service to the king of Spain. It was in such service that the elder Cicala in 1561 encountered at sea three galleys commanded by Uluc Ali (or Occhiali, later known as Kilic Ali, "The Sword," also Italian) and with his son Scipione was taken prisoner. The sixteen year old son some weeks later renounced Christianity in order to save his father's life. Sent on to janissary college in Constantinople he in time rose to become janissary agha or commander of the corps of janissaries, the Ottoman Empire's standing army. As Cigalazade Yusuf Sinan Pasha he was to follow both janissary command as well as the aforementioned Uluc Ali as Kapudan Pasha or Lord High Admiral of the Ottoman Navy. It was in this capacity that he sailed the Turkish coast and among Aegean islands, and it was in this capacity that he presided over the beginning of the end for Ottoman galleys and the advent of the Ottoman age of sail with large square-rigged galleons carrying up to one hundred guns. So, yes, you have found a luxury charter yacht sailing the eastern Mediterranean as did Sinan Pasha's galleons, as did Winston Churchill's Admiralty yacht Enchantress, as did Queen Mary's royal yacht Victoria and Albert III, as did Frank Sinatra's U-boat, and as does Mustafa Kemal's Savarona. You have found a beautiful lady of the sea sailing secluded pine-encircled blue-water coves on the southwest coast of Turkey and among Dodecanese pastel and Cycladic blue and white dotted Greek islands of the Aegean. You have found the sweet life. How about enjoying this sweet life aboard a steel-hulled, mahogany-appointed, teak-decked yacht with accommodations for five couples. How about beginning your charter sail with a cruise along the coast of ancient Lycia, a part of Turkey featuring pine-surrounded coves and white sand beaches backed by sharply rising mountains. Or begin your charter of this elegant ketch-rigged sailing yacht with a cruise along the coast of neighboring Caria and among Greek Dodecanese islands. All the while exploring these crossroads of history while you holiday. That's right, have a family-and-friends holiday aboard a crewed charter yacht sailing eastern Mediterranean history. Have a group of friends or associates holiday aboard a charter yacht proceeding under sail from one memorable locale to another. Starting in Bodrum. Or Gocek. Are you searching for Gocek in Turkey? Gocek is about 110 nautical miles ESE of Bodrum and about 15 road miles from the international airport at Dalaman. At Gocek or Bodrum or elsewhere we can put you aboard a luxury charter yacht sailing the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean for the holiday of a lifetime. We can put you aboard a ketch-rigged sailing yacht with an experienced crew able to show you the routes of Queen Mary and Verna Lisi among Greek Aegean islands, able to show you Cigalazade Yusuf Sinan Pasha's tracks up the coasts of Lycia and Caria and among Greek islands then Ottoman. Blue Eyes, a superb lady of the sea available for charter in Turkey and Greece and knowledgeable of local history. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at firstname.lastname@example.org