Prenses Gelidonya is a custom-built 98-foot fore-and-aft rigged schooner charter sailing Turkey and Greece. Constructed entirely of mahogany and teak at Bodrum, she has six guest cabins and lots of elbow room above and below decks with topside guest gathering locations forward, midships, and aft.
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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 schooners sailing Turkey and Greece may be obtained by clicking on the gray links immediately above. Thank You. You must be searching for a schooner sailing Turkey or Greece. There are not many similar search terms which would bring you to this web page. You may be looking for a motor sailing schooner on Blue Cruise along Turkey's Turquoise Coast. Or you may alternatively be looking for a motor sailing schooner chartering among neighboring Aegean islands of Greece. You may be considering a yacht charter vacation with family. Or a yacht charter holiday with friends or associates. Why not carry through with these interests by chartering a schooner with accommodations for twelve guests, a schooner like the motor sailing yacht Prenses Gelidonya. What would your family or friends think about a crewed yacht sailing the wake of a late Bronze Age trader? Sailing it carefully? The Bronze Age Princess Gelidonia was a Canaanite, or early Phoenician, sailing vessel dated to about 1200 BC carrying a cargo of bronze scrap and copper ingots from Cyprus to ports unknown. Before foundering on islets off the southwestern extremity of the Gulf of Antalya, the extremity known as Cape Gelidonia, she was engaged in the recycling of bronze. She was one of the first known ecofriendlies. The excavation of her cargo beginning in 1960 taught us that Homer's references to Phoenicians at the time of Troy were not erroneous as some had thought, that Phoenicians were in the Aegean at that time, that Lycians and Carians and Ionian Greeks were then or not long afterward exposed to the Phoenician alphabet. The extant Prenses Gelidonya is not 3200 years old as is that trader excavated in 1960. In fact, she has only just passed her tenth birthday. Like her predecessor, though, she is cruising the coast of Asia Minor and among neighboring Greek islands. She is cruising between Antalya and Kusadasi, between Greek Kastellorizon and Greek Mykonos. She is cruising an Asian coast and among Aegean islands ruled by the Byzantine Empress Irene in the late 8th century AD, an area much of which had earlier been ruled by the two Queens Artemisia of Caria in the fifth and fourth centuries BC. Irene, by the way, was the only woman to rule the Roman Empire, and she did so from Constantinople until exiled to the island of Lesbos. Would you like to cruise this same area? A part of Irene's Roman Empire? While you holiday? Would you like to have a family holiday aboard a crewed motor-sailing schooner cruising the Turquoise Coast of Turkey? Or to have a group holiday aboard a charter gulet proceeding leisurely from one enchanting locale to another enchanting locale? Would you like to charter a sailing schooner to cruise Greece? The Cyclades in Greece? Would you like to charter a crewed schooner to cruise from the coast of Turkey into the central Aegean? Starting in Bodrum? Are you searching for Bodrum in Turkey? Artemisia's Halicarnassus? Well, it is eleven nautical miles NNE of Kos Town on the north shore of the Ceramic Gulf. There or elsewhere we can put you aboard a motor-sailing schooner with an experienced crew able to show you the the coast of Turkey, able to show you the route of the Bronze Age Princess Gelidonia, able to show you the Empress Irene's route from Constantinople through the Hellespont to Lesbos, able to show you Artemisia The Younger's path down the coast of Caria to Rhodes, and able to show you the route of Persian flotillas commanded by Artemisia the Elder through the Greek Dodecanese and Eastern Sporades. Charter Prenses Gelidonya, a superb schooner sailing Greece and Turkey and knowledgeable of local history. Contact Blue Cruise Yacht Charters today at firstname.lastname@example.org