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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 yachts cruising the Turkish coast and Greek islands may be obtained by clicking on the maroon links immediately above. Thank You. Are you searching for Bavaria? Well, you've found the wrong web page. Try Munich. Or Germany. Or Lola Montez. This web page deals with Bavaria 46 charter yachts cruising the southwest Turkish coast and among Greek Aegean islands. It does not deal with Munich nor does it deal with Bavaria, though the Bavaria 46 is built in northern Bavaria. The Bavaria 46 is a large sloop with accommodations for eight guests available to cruise the Turkish coast, sailing the crossroads of history from archaeological wonder to archaeological wonder, or available to cruise among Greek islands many crenellated with medieval fortresses, available to guests wishing to cruise from seaside taverna to seaside taverna pausing along the way to swim and snorkel the azure Aegean. Are you thinking of a bareboat charter cruising along the Turkish coast or among Greek islands? If so, you might like to charter a yacht comfortably accommodating a group of eight in four private cabins three of which have double beds and the other of which has over-and-under bunks. There are as well two water closets with shower. Given a large salon below decks and an equally large cockpit on deck, the result is a near-perfect platform on which to explore history along the coast of Turkey and among nearby Greek islands. And while exploring history also basking under a warm sun and swimming in clear seawater. History such as that made by the Venetian Pietro Mocenigo in 1472. Venice had obtained its eastern Mediterranean empire upon the Fourth Crusade's 1204 sack of Constantinople and dismemberment of the Byzantine Empire, a shameful chapter of history in which Venice became "Lord of one-quarter and one-half of one-quarter of the Roman Empire." Not the least important of its 1204 acquisitions was the large island of Negroponte we know today as Euboea, the lynchpin of Venice's mercantile hegemony in the Aegean. When the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror took Negroponte from the Venetians in 1470 it was the beginning of the end, and the citizens of Venice knew it. A blanket of gloom settled over the Republic. Out of this gloom sailed Pietro Mocenigo, captain-general of the Venetian fleet. Joined in the summer of 1472 by a galley squadron dispatched by Pope Sixtus IV and by King Ferdinand of Naples and joined as well by three vessels sent by the Knights of Rhodes, Mocenigo with an armada totaling eighty-five fell upon Ottoman shores, leveling Antalya, Halicarnassus (Bodrum), Smyrna (Izmir), and Gallipoli among many other ports. The effect on Venetian citizenry was immediate and electric; morale soared and the beginning of the end was obscured. Two years later Pietro Mocenigo was elected Doge and in 1475 he negotiated a peace with the Ottoman Empire which further obscured the beginning of the end, an end sealed in 1497 when Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope and doomed the Silk Road on which eastern Mediterranean commerce thrived. Charter a sailing yacht to cruise in Pietro Mocenigo's wake! Sail Alexander's Path down the coast of Asia Minor to Antalya. Cruise Cleopatra's Route along the coasts of ancient Lycia and Caria and among Greek Aegean islands past Halicarnassus all the way to Negroponte. While you holiday. While you holiday with family and friends proceeding leisurely from one historically fascinating locale to another. Yes, charter a yacht to cruise the coast of Turkey and among nearby islands of Greece. Starting in Gocek. Are you searching for Gocek in Turkey? Or for Lola Montez? Well, Gocek is forty-two nautical miles ENE of Rhodes Town and about twenty kilometers from its own international airport at Dalaman. In Gocek we can put you aboard a sailing yacht for the holiday of a lifetime. As for Lola Montez, depicted above, she had been the mistress of Franz Liszt and of Alexander Dumas, pere, prior to an 1846 liaison with Ludwig I, King of Bavaria. Ludwig soon made her Countess of Landsfeld thereby inspiring the expression and later song, Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets. We can put you aboard a Bavaria 46 and show you Pietro Mocenigo's route east along the coast of Turkey to Antalya and then west and north again along the coast of Turkey to Gallipoli, and show you as well an incredible variety of history in between. We can also recount more of the life and times of Lola Montez. Contact Charter Yachts Turkey today at firstname.lastname@example.org for a Bavaria 46 cruising the Turkish coast and among Greek Aegean islands.