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Regatta time in Saint-Tropez today! Last, but by no means least in a string of superb classic regattas that have ta
I'm posting this blog entry from my blackberry as I drink my first morning coffe at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina. I pla
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Magnum Nautica is the first and foremost Croatia yacht charter company. It has added a luxury charter yacht, Sunseeker Manhattan 60, named ‘Rej,’ to its existing fleet of 10 luxury and charter yachts. This new addition to its fleet, with a capacity to accommodate 6 guests, is a great l...
Smell of change was in the air, but summer holiday season promises further sensational developments: travel and tourism sector has become the number one in e-commerce market. The tourism sector share in the Internet market, has become the most important, exceeding 50% of unique users....
I am officially adding you and your company to my June 30, 2009 clean up deadline. If you and the mayor do not clean up your town and your act, you should also hang yourself with shame. How can you dare to email me with a straight face? The gullets your firm is representing are directl...
I thank you very much for taking the time to bring to everyones attention the mess in Bodrum and the lack of action from the Mayor of Bodrum, Kocadon. I live in Chicago and have a summer/retirement home in Yalikavak and I have to admit I have been amazed at how much the Mayor of Bodrum...
Mayor of Bodrum Mehmet Kocadon Needs to Get His Act Together. Every year gulet (wooden yachts) owners and Bodrum's "blue voyage" tourism industry bring tens of thousands of tourists to Aquarium and other local spots by boat. And every year tourists enjoy the same garbage and litter mo...
After publishing my blog entry about Bodrum yesterday, I received a number of feedback emails. After reading them, I realized perhaps this man should even be removed from his post. I still would like to give Bodrum mayor Mehmet Kocadon until Tuesday, June 30, 2009 to clean up the shore...
Marina Kastela - the ultimate yachting destination for yacht charter Croatia! Marinas help keep the yachts and boats at one place and also provide all the services for their maintenance and for the recreational activities by the guests onboard the yachts. Marina Kastela is one such pla...
Today I arrived in Bodrum for a long weekend. Divan Palmira kindly declined my reservation request after my 2007 review of the hotel. They were nice enough to recommend another boutique hotel in the area, so I checked in to Maca Kizi Hotel. My first half day here so far, the view from ...
Gumusluk is a traditional fishing village on the Bodrum peninsula in the south west end of the Aegean part in the Turkish riviera. Bodrum or the ancient city of Halicarnassus of Caria is a well known center of tourism and yachting. Bodrum peninsula is also well known for the lovely bay...
Launching a magazine at Ulitzer.com, which is currently in pre-beta, is designed to be as easy as boiling an egg and doesn't take much longer. For details of how to become a Ulitzer user, please contact editorial (at) SYS-CON.com. Once you've been handed the keys, you will be able to a...
The city of Priene, an Ionian settlement was laid out on Mount Mycale (Samsun) and contained many famous examples of Hellenistic art and architecture. The original location of the city has never been found but it was probably a peninsula with two harbors. The ruins are from the new cit...
Johnnie is the internet PR & marketing Manager at Croatia-Yachtcharters a company which writes about sailing various ports in Croatia and using different yacht charters in Croatia. The company is in development of a new non commercial webpage which will be providing all necessery infor...
Kanada’da yogun Ingilizce egitimi alirken, ciftlikte konaklayip, at binmek ve ciftlik islerine yardim ederken keyifli bir tatil ve Ingilizce pratik yapmak icin dogayi ve atlari sevenlere ozel kanada programimiz.
Sesame or tahini halva has been produced since the classical times. The dish was popular in the Byzantine Empire, and today it is very popular desert throughout Turkey and Greece. It is very much consumed by the Orthodox Greeks during the Great Lent and other fasts. In Turkey the term ...
Perge, originally, a Hellenistic settlement, later developed into a thriving Roman city, is a historicist's delight. Situated only 18 km from Antalya in the Pamphylia plain, Perge has a long legacy (almost from 1500 B.C.) to narrate with its initial inhabitants being the Hittites. Its ...
Today there are only two producers of Citron Liquor in the whole wide world. In 1896 Markos Vallindras established the first Naxos distillery in Halki. They have been producing their Citron in the traditional way since then. Their brand once could be found all over the world however to...
OCEAN Independence proudly unveiled their 2009 Charter Portfolio at Zürich’s stylish Stockeregg Gallery on Monday 2nd March. The world’s finest luxury superyachts for charter and enticing cruising itineraries, coupled with an innovatively designed hardcover in OCI’s original branding, ...
I thought it could be a good idea to provide you with a detailed excursion plan if you ever decide to visit Rhodes island, the largest of the Dodecanessa islands group in Greece. This is actually the route I followed in Sept-Oct 2007 when I visited the island. You can customize the rou...
Eating out in Greece is a national pastime and a leisurely pleasure. Whether dining at a local taverna or an elegant restaurant, Greeks take their time over food. The native cuisine is delightfully uncomplicated and quite different from what's found in Greek restaurants abroad. Much of...
Lycia is the historical name of the Tekke peninsula on the southern coast of Turkey in the Mediterranean sea. It is a place where steep mountains rise directly from the sea, woody coasts, small but lovely bays mostly accessible by the sea, beautiful views and very suitable for trekking...
Absolute Yacthing offers 20% off on the Charter Price for bookings untill the 30th of March 2009.
Gunluklu bay is a natural wonder, being 19 kms away to Fethiye on the road to Gocek where an alley branches off to the left which after one km ends up at Gunluklu Bay Anchorage covered by different and aromatic aqueous amber (styrax) trees. The bay is protected from winds on both sides...
All over Greece the bread in itself is prepared and served for special occasions like weddings, engagements, baptism, and also for Easter and Christmas. It is also used in ritual occasions in and for the churches. The Cretan wedding bread decorations are very important, and the taste i...
If you ever go to Antalya, within the historic city walls of the city you will see a minaret not of the usual kind, as it is a brick minaret decorated with dark blue mosaics and has the look of eight flutes melted together into one. It is thus called Yivli Minare or Fluted Minaret and ...
The Monastery stands alone in the middle of no-where built in mid 15th century at a time when pirates and bandits of all nationalities were ravaging Crete so the monks built a thick and strong 10 m high wall around the monastery, a wall with small windows like arrow-holes, a heavy cast...
Kaputaş beach is a very popular place as the region has an untouched natural beauty and a great view overlooked from the Kaş-Kalkan highway running above as its colour is a lovely real turquoise. From the beach it is just a short swim to some nearby phosphorescent caves, that are excel...
This is one of the most known churches of Mykonos island. It is unique because almost everyone knows it. It's photo used to be a logo of Mykonos island and also Greece for a long time. You probably have come across a poster of that church at some Greek travel office.
One of the most importand attractions in the ancient city of Ephesus is the Library of Celsus, built in AD 135 by Gaius Julius Aquila (a consul) to honor his father's memory, Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus the Governor of Asia Minor. The building was intended to be used both as Lib...
It is believed that Sultaniye Kaplicalari or spas have been first opened by the Kaunos locals, some 2000 years ago. The remains of a hospital in the area is supposed to be a proof for that. In those years the spring waters were believed to improve sexual power, and when drunk to cure v...
The bus picks up the guests and drives to Athinios port in order to take the traditional boat. The first stop is to the islet of Nea Kameni where clients have the opportunity to climb to the crater (1 ½ hour). Next the boat stops to Palaia Kameni for a short swim to the Hot Springs, wh...
Samothraki island, even though has many natural beauties and charms to offer its visitors, it has stayed away from the tourist expansion, but this only makes it more beautiful to those who like to find some of the lost serenity of our times here.
If you ever have been at Mykonos, the heart of the Cyclades islands, you probably have noticed the two neighbouring islands, Syros and Tinos. But I am sure you haven't been interested in them at all. They are both half an hour away from Mykonos but let's leave Syros for now, and talk a...
Ikaria is the home of the mythical Ikaros and an island of wild beauty, that has reached our days almost unspoiled from the effects of civilisation thru the centuries. There is no other island on the Aegean where you can find such breathtaking panoramas, clean mountain air, therapeutic...
Edmiston & Company, world leader in the large yachting business, is announcing their newest yacht for charter: the SENSATION. The SENSATION was designed and created by Sensation Yachts this year, and will be available for charter in August.
This 4th of July marked my sixth visit to the Divan Palmira Hotel in Bodrum, Turkey. My visit this year, which was quite different then the quiet escapes I've had in past years, prompted me to write a review for the first time. The Divan Palmira Hotel is located in the Golturkbuku regi...
Connoisseurs of luxury travel are well acquainted with Silversea Cruises: four Italian-built ships known for their all-suites accommodations, all-inclusive price, personalized service, and some of the finest dining at sea. The 388-passenger Silver Whisper had only around 260 guests at...
Once upon a short time ago a French man named François Spoerry had a unique and watery vision for his yacht. His wish was to create a beautiful home where he could moor his boat in the backyard - the visionary Gallic was an avid sailor as well as being a creative architect. And lucky f...
Cruising the canals of the Camargue in the South of France is to sample a vacation experience like no other, as you enjoy the local food and wine together with the flexibility, freedom and fun that only a self-catering yacht vacation can offer.
No doubt about it - the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia is the hot new charter area in the Mediterranean. And for good reason: protected cruising, crystal-clear waters, drop-dead gorgeous scenery, and relief from the crowds and high prices of the Western Mediterranean. As distances between ...
YCO are proud to announce the forthcoming mega-yacht Oasis as their latest centrally listed charter yacht...


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