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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 large gulet charters in Turkey and Greece may be obtained by clicking on the maroon links immediately above. Thank You. You must be searching for a gulet charter in Turkey. Or for a gulet charter in Greece. You may even be searching for a large gulet chartering Turkey and Greece. Or you may simply be searching for transport between remote Aegean islands. Or for a yacht aboard which to cruise the pine-clad cove-indented coasts of Turkey's ancient Caria and ancient Lycia. There would seem no other reason for your visit to this web page as it is highly unlikely you are looking for a buyuk adali. Really, what is a buyuk adali, anyway! It is quite likely, then, you are dreaming of a holiday sailing the Greek or Turkish Aegean or both, perhaps aboard a large gulet. We hope so because that's what this web page is all about. Should you be here for some other reason, why not take a look at Buyuk Adali anyway, you know, for your next club holiday or for your next escape with business associates. Buyuk Adali sails the crossroads of history at the cradle of civilization. She does so on azure and turquoise sea stretching between white sand beaches bordering ancient seaports harboring the evidence of history's passage. She does so cruising between remote island anchorages and caique harbors at the foot of bougainvillea-draped slopes leading to one or another acropolis or castle or fortress, Greek, Turkish, Genovese, or Venetian, often surrounded by the mighty bulwarks of the Hospitaller Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, all of which have a history to relate. At Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera, Halicarnassus in antiquity, Buyuk Adali guests may sit in an open Classical Period theater looking down over the Castle of Saint Peter, a castle built by Hospitaller Knights in the XVth century partly from tumbled blocks of one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. And while seated in the theater Buyuk Adali guests may enjoy musical entertainment not too different than enjoyed in the same theater 2400 years earlier. Ten miles to the south of the theater then and now looms the Greek island of Kos, birthplace of Hippocrates as well as location of another Hospitaller fortress. Bodrum, Kos, and Rhodes another sixty miles to the southeast each host remarkable Hospitaller redoubts. That's the Hospitaller redoubt at Rhodes to the left, dated between the two great Ottoman sieges of 1480 and 1522. Would you not be interested in a cruise from Bodrum to Kos to Rhodes. Cruising from fortified redoubt to fortified redoubt, pausing along the way at one, two, or three remote off-the-beaten-path Greek islands each with its own evidence of history's passage. How about realizing your dream aboard a charter yacht with accommodations for sixteen. With room for you and every other member of your extended family. Or for your corporate family. Or for your bridge club. For two foursomes! How about chartering a handsome schooner-rigged gulet to cruise Turkey's ancient Lycia from Gocek, ancient Lycia with its white sand beaches below stark mountain backdrops. Or to sail Muslihidden Kurtoglu's routes along the coasts of Lycia and neighboring Caria and among Greek Aegean islands. While you enjoy local bazaars and the aroma of sage and rosemary. Surely you would like to holiday aboard a charter yacht proceeding leisurely from one enchanting locale to another, each selected by you. Who wouldn't? One who cruised these waters 500 years ago was the aforementioned Muslihiddin Kurtoglu known in the west as Curtogoli, pirate, corsair, and Ottoman admiral. Curtogoli and his three brothers left tracks up and down the Turkish coast and between Latin-occupied islands in the Aegean. That is, between Aegean islands now Greek once ruled by Genoa or Venice or by the Hospitallers, bouncing back and forth between Turkey and Greece. You may wish to do the same, to charter a large gulet cruising Turkey's Aegean coast and among Dodecanese Islands of Greece. Do you already plan to holiday in Greece or Turkey? With extended family? Or with a large group of friends or business associates? Would you not like to holiday aboard an elegant pine-framed, pine-planked, and teak-decked schooner chartered in Turkey or Greece? One frequently cruising the Aegean from Bodrum and Gocek. A large schooner. Should you be wondering, buyuk is the Turkish word for large. Adali is the Turkish word for Aegean islander. So here we have a large Aegean islander. Would you not like to cruise aboard a large Aegean islander? From Bodrum in Turkey? From Rhodes or Kos in Greece? Maybe from Gocek in Turkey? Are you searching for Gocek in Turkey? Well, turn Cape Kurtoglu and you will find Gocek in the NW corner of the Gulf of Fethiye precisely 42 nautical miles ENE of Rhodes Town and 15 road miles from its own international airport at Dalaman. There or at Bodrum or at Kos or Rhodes you may be welcomed aboard Buyuk Adali, an eight-cabin schooner-rigged charter sailing yacht affording unforgettable family reunions, club outings, and corporate escapes, all while sailing the crossroads of history. Come aboard a large crewed charter gulet with an experienced crew of four able to show you tracks of the Curtogoli brothers along the Turkish coast from Antalya to Constantinople. And their tracks among Latin islands now Greek. A large charter sailing yacht able to charter in Greece as well as Turkey. The four Curtogoli brothers, it is worth noting, were peers of the four Barbarossa brothers, and at least four of them, probably five, two Curtogolis and three Barbarossas were proteges of Sultan Beyazid II's son Korkut who from 1502 until 1511 was Ottoman Governor of Antalya Province and who had earlier been governor at Manisa more proximate to the Barbarossa place of birth at Lesbos and the Curtogoli place of birth thought to be at Smyrna. It was in Korkut's employ that all these four or five polished war-at-sea skills, practicing against any and all Latins including the Hospitaller Knights. While the Barbarossas and the Curtogolis are known to history primarily as corsairs, their employer Korkut is known to history primarily as a poet and composer. An anomaly from Ottoman history? Come aboard Buyuk Adali and find out. Come aboard Buyuk Adali for a trip through more of ancient, medieval, and Ottoman history, not to mention through unrecorded dark ages of pirates without titles. Muslihiddin went from pirating to command of Sultan Suleiman's huge 1522 fleet of galleys and transports invading and taking Rhodes from the Hospitallers. Following Hospitaller eviction Muslihiddin was named governor of Rhodes and was still there ten years later at the time of the depiction of Ottoman Rhodes to the right above. Khizr Barbarossa also went on to become one of Sultan Suleiman's admirals, in his case Kapudan Pasha or Lord High Admiral of the entire Ottoman Navy at a time when the Mediterranean was an Ottoman lake. There were other parallels. The six brothers who did not become admirals died at the hands of Latins, four at the hands of Hospitallers, the last at the 1565 Siege of Malta. Muslihiddin's son was named Hizir in honor of the surviving Barbarossa. Come aboard a large gulet charter-cruising through history in Greece and Turkey and learn more, including more of the poet-prince so instrumental in Curtogoli and Barbarossa history. Contact Charter Yachts Turkey today at email@example.com