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Just five hours by boat from Venice and, also, best visited from the water, Croatia offers an unforgettable Mediterranean charter experience. 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 ports of call are short, you will cruise about two to four hours each day, leaving a maximum of daylight hours for onshore exploration, watersports, or simply relaxing and enjoying the five-star service aboard your yacht.   Boarding in Venice If you need a fix of bright lights, sophisticated elegance, museums, galleries, and designer shopping, start or end your charter in Venice, the jewel of the upper Adriatic Sea. There's no place quite like the... (more)

Turkish and Greek Charter Yachts Available For The Summer Season

International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reported the 2005 summer season availability of two charter yachts, S/Y Schatz and Kallisto. Both yachts will be available for charter in the Eastern Med during the summer. S/Y Schatz will be available between... July 4  ( Göcek )  /  July 8  ( Göcek ) July 20  ( Göcek )  / July 23  ( Göcek ) August 6 ( Bodrum )  /  August 12  ( Bodrum ) September 3  (Marmaris) / ...... More information on this gulet yacht can be obtained from www.travel2turkey.org   SPECIFICATION OF THE YACHT YACHT NAME SCHATZ TYPE KECH YEAR BUILT 2005 ( New !!! ) LOA ... (more)

Divan Palmira Hotel in Bodrum, Turkey: The End of an Era?

This 4th of July marked my sixth consecutive visit to the Divan Palmira Hotel in Bodrum, Turkey. My visit this year prompted me to write this review. The Divan Palmira Hotel is located in the Golturkbuku region of Bodrum. Two recent cover stories published last year in The New York Times Travel Section called this Aegien Sea summer destination The St. Tropez of Turkey. For those readers who would like to know more about Bodrum, especially the village of Golturkbuku, there is plenty of well written reading material (including these two 2006 New York Times travel write-ups). In this ... (more)

Yacht Charter Croatia Magnum Nautica News

Ulitzer Travel Magazine Magnum Nautica, Croatia’s first and foremost Luxury yacht charter Croatia Company has announced a number of new additions that plan to take the firm to the top on the list of Europe’s best luxury charter companies. At a recently held press conference, Mrs. Dragica Gadzo, Spokesperson for the company, told reporters and guests about the latest addition to the fleet, an Azimut Jumbo 100, which currently has the honor of being the largest luxury charter yacht sailing the Adriatic waters. Magnum Nautica is a premier Luxury yacht charter Croatia service. Backed... (more)

Eating and Drinking in the Greek Isles

From "Greek Isles in the Summer" Magazine This is not an article to inform you of quality restaurants but rather to explain you the type of places you can dine while visiting the Greek isles.   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 the cooking relies on simple seasonings and fresh meat and vegetables.  Greeks like all the other Medite... (more)

Priene, the Ancient Holy City of Ionia

From the Turkish Riviera Magazine 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 city built in the 4th century BC. It is a small city with 4 or 5 thousand inhabitants and not of great political significance even if it shared the same history with the other Ionian cities. The city is mainly organized in four districts, the political (bouleuterion ... (more)