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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 yachts charter sailing Croatia, Greece, and Turkey may be obtained by clicking on the maroon links immediately above. Thank You. Are you searching for a sailing yacht cruising the Adriatic? Are you thinking of a yacht charter among Croatian islands? Of swimming at Sveti Stefan? Of dining on fresh seafood at Petrovac? Of walking the walls of Dubrovnik, walls surrounding the marble streets of medieval Ragusa? Of exploring byways at Korcula explored by Marco Polo? Of examining the Roman Emperor Diocletian's official retreat at Split? Of learning something of ancient Illyria? Well, you can do these things. You have found Bonaventura, Good Fortune. Bonaventura is not the university in upstate New York. Neither is she the saint of the same name. She is a proper yacht doing or facilitating all of the things you contemplate. Ragusa, it should be noted, was an independent city-state through much of history. A larger part of Croatia, Dalmatia, was for eight hundred years held by the Republic of Venice until Bonaparte in 1797 altered the map of Europe by incorporating it into the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The island of Korcula near Dubrovnik was thus birthplace of the "Venetian" Marco Polo, but after incorporation Korcula rested in an "Austrian lake," and much of the Croatian coast continues as the haunt of wealthy Viennese (not of wealthy Venetians). Would you not like to have a group holiday aboard a charter yacht proceeding leisurely from one enchanting Adriatic locale to another? Would you not like to charter a sailing yacht to cruise to Sveti Stefan, an architecturally-medieval island connected to the Montenegrin mainland by causeway? To cruise further south in search of Skanderbeg? Or north to medieval Hvar? Would you not like to charter a crewed sailing yacht to cruise further along the Adriatic coast of Croatia? Starting in Split? Or Trogir? Are you searching for Split in Croatia? For nearby Trogir? Well, we can meet you there. We can put you aboard a crewed sailing yacht for the holiday of a lifetime. We can put you aboard a charter yacht with an experienced crew able to show you Marco Polo's initial trek from Korcula to Venice, able to show you the seaside palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, born Diocles in AD 245 of Illyrian roots, and able to show you the earlier haunts of ancient Illyria, including Risan in the Gulf of Kotor. Risan was the capital city of an Illyrian kingdom including much of modern Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, and the southern coast of Croatia. During the years 231 to 227 BCE this kingdom was ruled by Queen Teuta and was notable mostly for piratical raids on neighboring countries and on maritime commerce in the Adriatic and Ionian seas. While Teuta was termed queen, she was actually regent for her minor stepson. She was an imperious regent, as well. When Rome dispatched ambassadors to demand restitution for losses to Illyrian pirates, most of them based in the Gulf of Kotor near Risan, Teuta famously replied (as depicted above) that piracy was entirely legal in Illyria and that she had no intention of interfering with lawful business enterprise. The Roman Senate could not of course accept such a reply, and that is why Queen Teuta's reign was so brief. Join us for a sail through Illyrian, Roman, Ragusan, and Venetian history. Bonaventura, a superb crewed yacht charter sailing the Adriatic. Contact Charter Yachts Turkey today at firstname.lastname@example.org