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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 others charter sailing the Turkish and Greek Aegean may be obtained by clicking on the gray links immediately above. Thank You. Are you searching for a crewed charter trimaran? Is that how you found this web page? Or could you be searching for information concerning the Athenian admiral Conon depicted at right? In either event you may have come to the right place. Should you wish to sail the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey or among nearby islands of Greece, both situated at the crossroads of history, and while sailing the crossroads of history learn of the Peloponnesian War failures, and of the Corinthian War successes, of that maritime giant of eastern Mediterranean history, well then, you have surely come to the right place. Conan, no relation to Conon, is a crewed charter trimaran on which to poke into coves surrounded by Greek blue and white or by Calabrian pine descending the slopes above a plethora of indentations along the Turkish coast. Aboard Conan you may even sail the Turkish and Greek Aegean at once. Yes, you and your family or you and your friends may sail the Greek and Turkish Aegean aboard a crewed charter trimaran with accommodations for eight adults and two children. How about chartering such a trimaran to cruise Turkey's ancient Caria. From Caunos to Miletus and among offshore Greek Dodecanese islands such as Rhodes where Conon, no relation to Conan, in 394 BCE replaced oligarchic leadership with a variety of democratic government (participation limited). While you holiday with family or friends! A holiday cruising the coast of Asia Minor and among Aegean islands exactly as did the Athenian Conon, no relation to Conan, exactly as did Conon 2400 years ago. Conon was a Greek general of the sea at the time. He was also a Greek of mixed credentials. Said to be from the family of Sophocles, he first appeared to history in 413 BC as a Spartan-beleaguered commander at Naupactus in the Gulf of Corinth, his flotilla of triremes (no relation to trimarans) requiring aid from those of Demosthenes. We next hear of him five years later in command of Athenians at the Battle of Mytilene (Lesbos). Trapped in the harbor by the Spartan Callicratidas, he lost 30 triremes there. And the battle. Three years later Athens lost its war with Sparta at Aegospotami, only Conon's eight triremes and one other of 179 present making good an escape. Conon thereupon fled to Persian Cyprus. Reorganized by 394 BCE, and with Athens again opposed to Sparta in the Corinthian War, he and his Hellenic squadron complemented by a Phoenician flotilla under the Persian Pharnabazus dealt Spartans under Peisander a stinging defeat off old Knidos, the modern Datca, and Conon, no relation to Conan, 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. That year, 394 BC, Conon replaced another general of the sea, Thrasybulus, as head of the Athenian state. We next hear of Conon charged with assault and battery. Believing himself by virtue of his position immune from prosecution he was nevertheless prosecuted in Athen's agora under the shadow of his own statues by none other than Demosthenes, the same Demosthenes who had come to his rescue at Naupactus twenty-odd years earlier. That's Demosthenes at left. Convicted, Conon was exiled and returned to Persia. But the Great King soon tired of Conon 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 Sailors House at Loryma you might note what was likely a Conon statue-base with three sets of footprints, Conon's, those of his son Timotheus, and those of his naval pilot. The statues themselves are 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 sailing Turkey and Greece. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at firstname.lastname@example.org