A superb cruising yacht sailing Greece And Turkey,
The MacGregor 65 sleeps four in two large guest cabins
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 skippered charter yachts sailing Greece and Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the maroon links immediately above. Thank You. You may be searching for a good golf club, a proven wood or iron. You may even be searching for the MacGregor Golf Company, the company founded in 1897 at Dayton, Ohio. If so, you have come to the wrong web page. The MacGregor Golf Company no longer exists, though its golf clubs are being produced by a limited liability corporation in Albany, Georgia. Good luck! Makes one wonder whether this limited liability corporation stands 100% behind its golf clubs, or merely to a lesser degree. This web page, however, deals with a 100% appealing yacht on skippered charter in Turkey or Greece or both. If not searching for a golf club, you may be considering a skippered yacht charter in Turkey, a holiday with family, a cruise along that country's pine-clad and cove-indented coast. Or you may be dreaming of a skippered yacht charter in Greece, of sailing the azure sea between remote Greek islands. If either, or both, you might like to charter a yacht designed for a family or for two couples, a yacht with two guest cabins each with proximate water closet and shower. Given a large salon below decks and an equally large cockpit on deck, the combination is an optimum platform on which to explore history along the coast of Turkey and among nearby Greek islands. And while exploring history also basking under a gentle sun and swimming in azure seawater. Among those creating history here a bare five hundred years ago were the Barbarossa brothers from what is now the Greek island of Lesbos a few miles off the Turkish coast. Lesbos had been taken from Constantinople by Latin Crusaders following the Fourth Crusade, these opportunists eventually supplanted by Genovese exploiters, also Latin. Latin rule came to an end when the island was taken in turn by Mehmet The Conqueror in 1462. As was the Ottoman habit Mehmet there settled a number of retirement-age janissaries, former Christians conscripted as youngsters into the standing Ottoman army by way of janissary schools in Constantinople. One of these settled janissaries was a Greek by birth then known as Yakup, and soon after arrival he wed a woman by the name of Katerina, she the widow of a Greek Orthodox priest. They had six children, four of them boys, all four to become seagoing privateers, two to be known as Barbarossa because of their auburn hair coloring. The rest is a history of anti-Latin resentment, though history not without glitches. The first of these glitches occurred when Aruj, eldest of the brothers depicted above with artistic license, captained a relatively small galliot across the bow of Our Lady Of The Conception, a red-hulled black-prowed war galley crewed by Hospitaller Knights from Rhodes. The contest was no contest. Aruj became one of his captor's oarsmen, Elias, next eldest, was killed, and Khizr, then about twenty was imprisoned in Saint Peter's Castle at Bodrum. Aruj was later ransomed thanks to the good offices of his father's former employer, and Khizr, already multi-lingual, talked his way out of prison. Come sail these waters sailed by Aruj and Khizr, later Kheir-ed-Din, and by Isaac the fourth brother, and by Sinan of Smyrna who married one of the sisters. Come learn just how Aruj was able to become Emir of Algiers and just how Kheir-ed-Din was able to become Suleiman The Magnificent's Lord High Admiral of the Ottoman fleet. There is too much to that history to recount here. But charter a sailing yacht to cruise in Barbarossa's wake. Starting in Gocek. Are you searching for Gocek in Turkey? Well, Gocek sits on the border between ancient Caria and ancient Lycia forty-two nautical miles ENE of Rhodes Town and twenty-five minutes by road from the international airport at Dalaman. In Gocek we can put you aboard a MacGregor 65 for the skippered or crewed yacht charter of a lifetime. We can put you aboard a charter yacht and show you Elias's path south from Lesbos and east along the coasts of Caria and Lycia, show you his path back up the coast of Asia Minor and among Aegean islands to rendezvous with his brothers, and we can show you tracks left by Our Lady Of The Conception, a war galley similar to that depicted above, and by the Barbarossa brothers' much smaller galliot. Contact Charter Yachts Turkey today at firstname.lastname@example.org to charter a skippered yacht cruising Greece and Turkey.