Category: History

See the great Loryma Fortress overlooking the 13 mile wide Rhodian Straits

Loryma Sound is a large inlet of water between two steep hills, with mountains at the end. A magnificent natural harbour in a beautiful setting, it can only be reached by a gulet cruise as there are no access roads, and is hard to sail into because of the angle of the prevailing wind. Consequently […]

Monday June 29th, 2009 in History | Comments Off on See the great Loryma Fortress overlooking the 13 mile wide Rhodian Straits

Trireme warships of the Aegean

The beautiful Turkish coast – once Asia Minor – has the remains of more than thirty city states with harbours that were once part of the Athenian Empire. This empire was held together, protected and supplied by a large fleet of warships known as triremes. Due to its superior seamanship the Athenian navy was virtually […]

Friday July 10th, 2009 in History | Comments Off on Trireme warships of the Aegean

Grand Tour, anyone? How to achieve a classical education on our gulet cruise holidays

In the past, the wealthy Englishman went on the ‘Grand Tour’ to Europe, including Italy, involving a long hard journey, much inconvenience and a great deal of money and expenditure of time – perhaps a year or so, but he could return an educated man. Now we can compress into a week or two the […]

Monday April 20th, 2009 in History | Comments Off on Grand Tour, anyone? How to achieve a classical education on our gulet cruise holidays

Who was that Roman whose mausoleum is at Lydae above the Harbour of the Moon, Ay Liman?

One of our most popular gulet cruise holidays explores the beautiful Gulf of Fethiye starting at Gocek and visiting the Dalyan River, St. Nicholas’s Island, Cleopatra’s bath and the remains of a Roman estate above the ancient Harbour of the Moon, Ay Liman, which can only be reached by gulet, AKA gullet/goulette.

Monday April 20th, 2009 in History | Comments Off on Who was that Roman whose mausoleum is at Lydae above the Harbour of the Moon, Ay Liman?
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