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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 charter catamarans cruising Turkey and Greece may be obtained by clicking on the blue links immediately above. Thank You. You are presumably searching for a crewed charter catamaran. You may wish to cruise the coast of Turkey. Having read about it, you may wish to enjoy the Blue Cruise. You may be dreaming of running before the wind from one pine-encircled bay to another, from one white-sand beach to the next white-sand beach. Or you may be thinking of a crewed charter catamaran to guide you through the remotest part of Greece. A stable platform on which to ride the Meltemi between sugar-cube encrusted islands. A crewed charter catamaran on which to poke into coves surrounded by Greek blue and white. Or surrounded by nothing at all. You may even be hoping to sail Greece and Turkey at once. It can be done. How about sailing Greece and Turkey aboard a crewed charter catamaran with accommodations for eight guests. A charter catamaran large enough for you and dear friends, too. How about chartering such a catamaran to cruise Turkey's ancient Caria. From Caunos to Miletus and among offshore Greek Dodecanese islands. Or to sail Turkey's ancient Ionia and among Greek Sporades islands. While you holiday with friends! A holiday with friends cruising the coast of Asia Minor and among Aegean islands exactly as did the Athenian Conon, no relation to Conan, exactly as did Conon of Athens 2400 years ago. Conon was a Greek general of the sea at the time, though a general of the sea with a spotty record, first appearing to history in 413 BC as a Spartan-beleaguered commander at Naupactus in the Gulf of Corinth, his flotilla of triremes requiring aid from those of Demosthenes. We next hear of him five years later in command of Athenians at the Battle of Mytilene (Lesbos). He lost 30 triremes there. And the battle. Three years later Athens lost its war with Sparta at Aegospotami, Conon alone escaping the slaughter. With nine galleys he thereupon fled the wrath of Athens, seeking protection from the Great King of Persia. Reorganized by 394 BC and commanding a mostly Phoenician and Cypriot fleet he routed a Spartan fleet off old Knidos, the modern Datca, and returned to Athens a hero. There the Greeks erected two bronze statues of him in the agora. Another bronze statue went up at Caunos, and still another at Loryma. According to the British antiquarian Charles Newton poking around new Knidos in 1854, a monument, the Lion Monument comparing in stature with the Mausoleum, was erected there (on Aslan Burnu) in Conon's honor. While the lion giving the monument its name has been transported to the British Museum, no one has ever explained why a monument commemorating an event in 394 BC was erected on the outskirts of a city not inhabited until 30 years later. Oh, well. Still in 394 BC Conon rode his popularity to head of the Athenian state. That's him depicted above at the right while still able to coin money. "Still," because Conon was soon charged with assault and battery, and his position was no defense. He was prosecuted in Athen's agora under the shadow of his own statues by Demosthenes, the same Demosthenes who had come to his rescue twenty-odd years earlier. Convicted, Conon was exiled and returned to Persia. But the Great King soon tired of Conon's belligerence and the last heard of him he was at war against Persia on the side of the Egyptian Pharaoh Achoris. That was in 386 BC, and that's all they wrote! But Conan, no relation to Conon, can take you to Caunos, to Loryma, to old Knidos, and to new Knidos to have a look around. In the yard behind the Sailor's House restaurant at Loryma you might pose on what was likely a Conon statue-base. The statue itself is gone, of course, bronze being of too much value to just lie around for 2400 years. Come do this aboard Conan, no relation to Conon, a fine charter catamaran cruising Turkey and Greece. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at email@example.com