“The fertile Mediterranean is always young and alive. It has been and always will be eternal.”
That’s how the famous writer of Bodrum, known as The Fisherman of Halicarnassus, describes the Mediterranean. He remarks that “The Mediterranean is like a piece of art created by a great artist.” Also, according to the Fisherman of Halicarnassus, Aphrodite, the Greek goddess born from the foams of the Mediterranean is nothing but Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty. As he puts it:
“The presence of thousands, even millions of stars are reflected upon the sea. The pinnace on the sea floats slowly among the stars. Only stars above, and below you…”
As the goddess Hera was suckling the infant Heracles, her breast milk sprayed across the heavens. And so was the most beautiful ornament of the Mediterranean nights, the Milky Way, created.
In Mediterranean, the sea is in love with the moonlight; the fish with the sea sparkles, the olives with the daphne, the sky with the sun, and the sound of the vawes with the salty scent of seaweeds. Love is everywhere!
With the morning chill, got burnt with the love of the Moon all night long, the stray cats could just fall asleep on the fresh stone yards.
That’s why the Mediterranean is the most magical place on Earth to say ‘Yes!’.
Just listen to the Fisherman of Halicarnassus one more time: “The nature of the Mediterranean is inclined to say ‘Yes’… You want to say ‘Yes’. It’s so easy to say ‘Yes’. The sixth continent is the realm of ‘Yes’, ‘Yes!’”
Under the Milky Way sprayed by Hera, in company with the sound of the waves, say your most beautiful “Yes!”.
You’ll see Aphrodite winking.