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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 yacht holidays in Greece and Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the blue links immediately above. Thank You. Like Rikki Tikki, you may be searching for the king cobra, ophiophagus hannah, a venomous species with expandable neck typically found in India. This is not India. Or you may be searching for a Cobra driver. Not to chauffeur you around the Aegean but to chauffeur a little white ball around a golf course. Again, you've found the wrong web page. But should you be searching for the Egyptian asp, aspis, some of which are cobras, well, you're getting warm because the asp was sacred to Egyptian rulers, and Egypt ruled southwestern Anatolia and Aegean Greece during much of the third and second centuries BC. While the asp did not make it to Anatolian and Greek waters, its rulers did, beginning with Ptolemy I Soter, one of Alexander's generals who later became pharaoh. So come aboard Cobra King for a luxury yacht holiday in Anatolian (now Turkish) and Greek waters. That's what this web page is all about, luxury yacht holidays in Turkey and luxury yacht holidays in Greece. One of the later Egyptian rulers to enjoy a luxury yacht holiday in this part of the world was the cobra-diademed Cleopatra. She came up from Alexandria in 32 BC in the company of Antony's Roman war galleys as well as in the company of Antony himself. In addition to war galleys she had with her four canopied barges carrying the entire Egyptian treasury. Luxury yachts of the ancient world. They paused often, as was the nature of barges and galleys, to collect taxes, to gather food stuffs, to conscript oarsmen, and to embark resident legionnaires. Antony and Cleopatra, moreover, were on a long-delayed honeymoon, so they paused often to enjoy themselves. History does not tell us all of the places at which they paused along the modern Turkish coast but it does mention Perge, Arycanda, Patara, Lydae, Loryma, new Knidos, Cedreae, Halikarnassus, and Ephesus, and one might well imagine it also included wealthier cities such as Side, Aspendos, and Phaselis. History further tells us that when Cleopatra saw fit to explore this fascinating coast she did so supported by litter bearers, then the ultimate in luxury travel ashore. We know that one of the reasons Cleopatra traveled ashore at Halikarnassus (modern Bodrum) was to visit the scene of Alexander's longest Near Eastern siege, a 334 BC assault in which her forebear and founder of the Egyptian dynasty Ptolemy I Soter participated. We know, too, that she visited nearby Kos, birthplace of Soter's son Ptolemy II Philadelphus. And for the rest she had a proprietary interest stemming from Egypt's earlier rule here. Finally we know she went on to Samos after Ephesus because Samos was the jumping off point for shipping crossing the Aegean, and an Aegean crossing was the only way to get to Actium. And that's how we get back to the asp pictured at left. Actium, modern Preveza, as we all know was hell. Still is, for that matter. Most quick of those present to discern the battle's denouement, Cleopatra fled moments after arrival and escaped back to Egypt. It was in Egypt that she had already experimented with asp venom and considered it a sacred and relatively painless introduction to eternal rest. So whether you are dreaming of a Blue Cruise or wondering about Cleopatra's honeymoon route, perhaps on your own honeymoon anniversary, you might charter a luxury sailing yacht to cruise through history along Turkey's Turquoise Coast and among Dodecanese Islands of Greece. Come aboard Cobra King, a luxury sailing yacht offering a holiday par excellence. Come aboard a crewed charter yacht with an experienced crew able to show you the Dodecanese islands of Greece or Cleopatra's route up the Turkish coast to Greek Samos. A proper luxury yacht available for charter in Greece and Turkey. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at firstname.lastname@example.org