This sleek wooden schooner
Accommodations for guests
A comfortable salon and adjoining navigation station open to the quarterdeck.
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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 yacht charters in Turkey and Greece may be obtained by clicking on the maroon links immediately above. Thank You. You may be searching for yacht charters in Greece. Or for crewed yacht charters along the Turquoise Coast of Turkey. You are probably not searching for George Herman Ruth, Jr., or for Alessandro Zambeccari. More likely you are dreaming of a Blue Cruise. Or of Cleopatra's honeymoon route up the coast of Asia Minor and among its offshore islands. Perhaps on your own honeymoon or honeymoon anniversary. Yes, it is certainly more likely you are here to charter a yacht in Turkey or Greece, even were it not your honeymoon or honeymoon anniversary, but honeymoon or not perhaps pausing at a number of the ports and bays which provided respite for Cleopatra's oarsmen. Places such as Phaselis in the Gulf of Antalya where Alexander had paused 300 years earlier, and which today features a magnificent arched aqueduct erected about the time of Cleopatra's visit. You might pause, too, at Andriake where Saint Paul transshipped almost one hundred years after Cleopatra's visit. Transshipped while a prisoner en route to Rome. There you might visit an immense granary dedicated in the second century AD to Roman Emperor Hadrian of Pax Romana fame, a granary yet standing to its roof-edge with its dedication still readable. Assuming, that is, you read Latin. Later you might pause at Patara to inspect the lighthouse which guided Cleopatra, Saint Paul, Hadrian, and thousands of others in from the sea. The lighthouse behind Patara's magnificent white sand beach. And proximate to the lighthouse a second and almost identical granary also dedicated to Hadrian. There you might get an idea this small part of Turkey was a big part of Rome's bread basket. Further west you might call in at Rhodes Town, as did Cleopatra, because Rhodes Town now features in near perfection a medieval walled city constructed by the Hospitaller Knights of Jerusalem, then the Knights of Rhodes, later and still today the Knights of Malta. Which brings us to Alessandro Zambeccari, one of those Hospitaller knights. Zambeccari was a Hospitaller mostly in naval service to the Vatican but, like Hospitallers, usually at war with Ottomans. For such service he was in 1639 named (catholic) Prior of (protestant) England, a position which at the time had little or no utility other than to symbolize the esteem in which he was held. Four years later he was named Viceroy of Papal Rome, again apparently more in esteem than with responsibility. Do you already plan to holiday in Greece or Turkey? Or both? Would you like to holiday aboard a yacht chartered in Turkey and cruising to Greece? Would you like to charter a crewed yacht to cruise the Aegean from Bodrum? Bodrum, formerly Petronium, is where the Hospitallers built themselves a castle which today is in perfect condition. In 1645 and 1646 Zambeccari appeared in the Aegean in company with the Hospitaller squadron but his five galleys flying the Papal naval ensign depicting Saints Peter and Paul. Both squadrons had come to the aid of Venetian Crete then under assault by invading Ottomans. Attempting to retake Hania, neither squadron acquitted itself with notable success. While Hania in Crete is a possibility, you might prefer to charter from Gocek on the eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Visiting Cleopatra's Bay eight miles from Gocek. The same bay in which she found safe harbor in 32 BC while honeymooning with Antony and his galley fleet of several hundred. Are you searching for Gocek in Turkey? Well, it is 42 nautical miles ENE of Rhodes Town and 15 road miles from its own airport at Dalaman. In Gocek you may come aboard Ruth Alessandro, a charter yacht offering a holiday par excellence. You may come aboard a charter yacht with an experienced crew able to show you a chain of Greek Dodecanese islands leading to Crete, and able to show you Cleopatra's route up the Turkish coast past Bodrum all the way to Samos. A proper crewed yacht available for charter in Greece and Turkey. Oh, George Herman Ruth, Jr.? Born in 1895, he was the son of George Herman Ruth, Sr., a tavern keeper in Baltimore, Maryland. He was also The Babe, a baseball pitcher winning 23 games for the Boston Red Sox in 1916, winning 24 more the following year. He was, moreover, the Sultan of Swat, a 60 home-run hitter for the New York Yankees in 1927, hitting 654 more home runs in the other 21 years of his major league career. George Herman Ruth, Jr., was the greatest baseball player of all time. To discuss these bits of history or to arrange for yacht charters in Turkey and Greece contact Charter Yachts Turkey today at firstname.lastname@example.org.