Tales of dramatic conflict, religious unrest and political revolution echo around The shores of The legendary blacksea. This voyage starts, and ends, to The call from muezzin, mosque and minaret. ‘A great leader in times of war and peace’, Atatürk’s memory is held dear in Trabzon. Though The Soviet Union crumpled, Sochi’s grandiose Stalinist architecture survives. Ornate palaces in Odessa and Yalta speak volumes about Russia’s aristocracy and Sevastopol unlocks The secrets of both Crimean and Cold wars. April 25th – ANZAC Day. On this poignant anniversary step ashore and remember those who lost their lives where Australian, New Zealand and Commonwealth forces landed on gallipoli.