<html> <head> <TITLE>October 2006 Newsletter by Destination Greece the Most Experienced Tour Operator for Greece</TITLE> <style> <!-- body { background-color: #A9ACB6; margin: 20px 10px 30px 10px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000; } .Title { font-family: Verdana,Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 25px; font-weight:600; color: #AA0000; } .mymarquee { font-family: Verdana,Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-weight:600; color: darkblue; } .tdimage { border-top: 1px solid #000000; border-right: 1px solid #000000; border-top-style: dotted; /*border-bottom: 1px solid #000000; border-bottom-style: dotted;*/ border-right-style: dotted; padding: 10px 10px 10px 10px; } .tdup { border-top: 1px solid #000000; border-top-style: dotted; padding: 10px 0px 0px 10px;/* TOP, , , LEFT*/ } .tddown { border-bottom: 1px solid #000000; border-bottom-style: dotted; padding: 10px 0px 0px 10px;/* TOP, , , LEFT*/ } .description { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; padding: 10px 10px 10px 0px; color: #AA0000; } .itinerary { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; padding: 10px 10px 10px 20px; color: darkblue; } .banner { border: 1px solid #000000; } .banner-top { border-top: 1px solid #000000; border-left: 1px solid #000000; border-right: 1px solid #000000; } .banner-shadow { border-left: 1px solid #000000; border-right: 1px solid #000000; } .content { background-color: white; /* #F8F8E9; */ border-left: 1px solid #000000; border-right: 1px solid #000000; border-bottom: 1px solid #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; padding: 0px 10px 10px 10px; } .box { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color:#000;padding-left: 25px } .box a:hover { color:#FF7510; } .box span { color:#FF7510; font-weight:bold; } .box a { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-weight:bold; color:#0238A7; text-decoration: none; } --> </style> </head> <body topmargin="0" bgcolor="#ffffff" vlink="#00008B" alink="#AA0000"> <center> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="banner-top"> <tr> <td style="FONT-SIZE: 12px; COLOR: #000000; FONT-FAMILY: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/Offer_Images/top2.jpg" width="760" height="110" alt="DestinationGreece - Unique Packages, VIP Services, High Commissions from the Top Tour Operator for Greece"></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="middle" style="FONT-SIZE: 10px; COLOR: #000000; FONT-FAMILY: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><img border="0" src="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/Offer_Images/bottom_shadow.gif" width="760" height="9"></td> </tr> </table> <!--CONTENT GOES HERE ---> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="762" class="content"> <tr> <td colspan="4" align="right" class="description"> <b>Destination Greece Newsletter 061010 - October 10, 2006</b> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align='left' class="box" align="right" colspan="2"> <b>C O N T E N T S</b> <p><a href="#delphi">Delphi: A historical perspective</a><br/> <a href="#lesson">Learn Greek</a><br/> <a href="#cuisine">Greek cuisine</a><br/> <a href="#GreeceForLovers">Package of the month</a><br/> <a href="mailto:services@DestinationGreece.com">Contact us</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr><td colspan='6' class='mymarquee'> <marquee width=100% scrolldelay='200'> Early Bird deal: Book your 2007 Groups till December 31st and pay 2006 rates!... <a target="_blank" href="http://www.destinationgreece.com/ta_register.asp?">Register with Destination Greece and enjoy even better rates...</a> Commission to Travel Agents Payable Upon Confirmation... Receive custom quotations within minutes... Serving you on a 24x7 basis...</marquee> </td></tr> <tr> <td class='tdimage' width='10%'> <img src="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/Offer_Images/Delphi.jpg" ALT='Delphi' TITLE='Delphi'width="222" height="148"> </td> <td class='tdup' valign='top' colspan=2 height='20%'> <font class='description'> <b><a name='Delphi'>Delphi: A historical perspective</a></b> </font> <font class='itinerary'> <p> The cave where the divinity Gaia (Mother Earth) used to utter prophecies guarded by her son, the serpent Python, dates from the second millennium BC (Mycenaean period). It was located on the way from the Gulf of Corinth to Central and Northern Greece, in a region then called Pytho. When the god Apollo was an infant, he killed Python, at the same time abandoning Delphi to purify himself. After the purification took place, he returned to Delphi crowned and took over the Oracle, which from then on belonged to him.</p> <p>During the Mycenaean period, the female deity of Earth was worshipped in the small settlement of Delphi. The development of the sanctuary and oracle though, began in the 8th century B.C. with the establishment of the cult of Apollo. Under the protection and administration of the Amphictyony, the sanctuary continued to be autonomous after the First Sacred War and, as a result, increased its pan-Hellenic religious and political influence. The Pythian Games were re-organized, the sanctuary was enlarged and it was enriched with nice buildings, statues, and other offerings. </p> <p>In the 3rd century B.C. it came under the domination of the Aetolians and later, in 191 B.C., was conquered by the Romans. During the Roman occupation the site was sometimes plundered but was also favored by some of the emperors. With the spread of Christianity, the sanctuary lost its religious meaning and was permanently closed down with a decree of emperor Theodosius the Great.</p> </ul> </font> <span class="box"><a href="#top">Top</a></span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class='tdimage' width='10%' align="center"> <img src="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/Offer_Images/alphabet.gif" ALT='Greek Alphabet' TITLE='Greek Alphabet'> </td> <td class='tdup' valign='top' colspan=2 height='20%'> <font class='description'> <b><a name='lesson'>Learn Greek</a></b> </font> <div align="center"> <table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tr><th class='description' align="left">Phonetic</th><th class='description' align="left">English</th></tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">kalime'ra sas</td><td class="itinerary">Good morning</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">kalispe'ra sas</td><td class="itinerary">Good afternoon</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">kalini'hta sas</td><td class="itinerary">Good night</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">efharisto'</td><td class="itinerary">Thank you</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">parakalo'</td><td class="itinerary">You are welcome/Please</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">po's le'gheste parakalo'?</td><td class="itinerary">What is your name please?</td> </tr> </table> </div> </font> <span class="box"><a href="#top">Top</a></span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class='tdimage' width='10%'> <img src="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/Offer_Images/greek_salad.jpg" ALT='Greek salad' TITLE='Greek salad' > </td> <td class='tdup' valign='top' colspan=2 height='20%'> <font class='description'> <b><a name='cuisine'>Greek cuisine: Horiatiki (Greek) Salad</a></b> </font> <font class='itinerary'> <p> <ul> <li>4 Medium Ripe Tomatoes</li> <li>1 Handful Capers (to taste) </li> <li>1 Cucumber </li> <li>1/3 lb Feta Cheese</li> <li>1 Green Bell Pepper</li> <li>1/2 small chili pepper</li> <li>1/2 Cup Olive Oil</li> <li>1 Handful Kalamata Olives</li> <li>1 Onion</li> <li>1 Pinch Oregano (to taste)</li> <li>1 Pinch Salt (to taste) </li> </ul> <b>Directions:</b> Cut the vegetables in slices and mix in a salad bowl. Top with the olives, capers, chili pepper and oregano and cover with "crumbled" feta cheese. Pour the olive oil evenly. </font><br/><br/> <span class="box"><a href="#top">Top</a></span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class='tdimage' width='10%' align='center'><img src="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/Offer_Images/honeymooners-1.jpg" ALT='Greece for Lovers' TITLE='Greece for Lovers' width="222" height="142"> </td> <td class='tdup' valign='top' colspan=2 height='20%'> <font class='description'> <b><a name='GreeceForLovers'>Package of the month: GREECE FOR LOVERS (8 Days / 7 Nights)</a></b> </font> <font class='itinerary'> <p> <ul> <li>2 nights Accommodation in <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Athens" target="_blank">Athens</a> in a 3 4 or 5-star selected, centrally located hotel in Double Room on Bed and Breakfast basis</li> <li>2 nights Accommodation in <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Myconos" target="_blank">Mykonos</a> in a 3,4 or 5-star selected hotel in Double Room on Bed and Breakfast basis</li> <li>3 nights Accommodation in <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Santorini" target="_blank">Santorini</a> in a 3, 4 or 5-star selected hotel in Double Room on Bed and Breakfast basis</li> <li>Half Day morning Athens Sightseeing tour (organized) visiting the most important sites of the city and the Acropolis. Optional afternoon tour to the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion</li> <li>Air tickets Athens to Mykonos, Santorini to Athens</li> <li>Hydrofoil or Ferry tickets from Mykonos to Santorini</li> <li>All private escorted transfers</li> <li>All Entrance Fees as per the itinerary</li> <li>VAT</li> <li>All Service Fees and Local Taxes</li> <li>24-hour Assistance Telephone Service</li> <li> Arrival suggested on: any day</li> </BR> <a href="mailto:services@DestinationGreece.com?subject=REF: GREECE FOR LOVERS"><b>Contact us for more info</b></a> </ul> </font> <div align="center"> <table border='0' cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1"> <tr><td colspan="3" align="center" bgcolor="lavender"><font class='itinerary'>prices per person starting from</font></td></tr> <tr> <td width='25%' bgcolor="silver" align="center"><font class='description'><b>SILVER</b></font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="gold" align="center"><font class='description'><b>GOLD</b></font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="gainsboro" align="center"><font class='description'><b>PLATINUM</b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td width='25%' bgcolor="silver" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>$1,325.00 </font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="gold" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>$1,516.00 </font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="gainsboro" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>$1,842.00 </font></td> </tr> </table> </div> </br> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan='3'> <div align="center"> <table border='0' cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1"> <tr> <td width='25%' bgcolor="lavender" align="center"><font class='description'><b>CITY HOTELS</b></font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="silver" align="center"><font class='description'><b>SILVER</b></font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="gold" align="center"><font class='description'><b>GOLD</b></font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="gainsboro" align="center"><font class='description'><b>PLATINUM</b></font></td> </tr> <tr> <td width='25%' bgcolor="lavender" align="center"><font class='itinerary' align="center">ATHENS</font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="silver" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>Arethusa, Pythagorion, City Plaza or similar</font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="gold" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>Stanley, Titania, Hera, Eridanus or similar</font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="lightgrey" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>Divani Palace, Electra Palace, King George, Metropolitan or similar</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td width='25%' bgcolor="lavender" align="center"><font class='itinerary' align="center">MYKONOS</font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="silver" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>Ilio Maris, Mykonian (K), Vienoulas Garden or similar</font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="gold" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>Aressana, Semeli, Petasos Beach or similar</font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="lightgrey" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>Mykonian Ambassador, Mykonian Grand, Mykonian Imperial or similar</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td width='25%' bgcolor="lavender" align="center"><font class='itinerary' align="center">SANTORINI</font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="silver" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>Nikolas, Spiliotika Villas, Kamari Beach or similar</font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="gold" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>Tzekos Villas, El Greco, Santorini Palace or similar</font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="lightgrey" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>Vedema, Zannos Melathron, Majestic or similar</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td width='25%' bgcolor="lavender" align="center"><font class='itinerary' align="center">For Classical tours</font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="silver" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>4-star hotels</font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="gold" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>4-star hotels</font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="lightgrey" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>4-star hotels</font></td> </tr> </table> </div> <span class="box"><a href="#top">Top</a></span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class='tdup' valign='top' height='10%' colspan='4'> <img src='http://www.DestinationGreece.com/Offer_Images/iatan_logo1.jpg' ALT='Destination Greece is an IATAN endorsed TSI Agency' TITLE='Destination Greece is an IATAN endorsed TSI Agency' width="57" height="50"> <img src='http://www.DestinationGreece.com/Offer_Images/asta.jpg' ALT='Destination Greece is an ASTA certified Tour Operator' TITLE='Destination Greece is an ASTA certified Tour Operator' width="57" height="50"> <img src='http://www.DestinationGreece.com/Offer_Images/nacta1.jpg' ALT='Destination Greece is a NACTA endorsed Tour Operator' TITLE='Destination Greece is a NACTA endorsed Tour Operator' width="57" height="50"> </td> </tr> <tr><td class='tdup' valign='top' height='10%' colspan='4' align='center'>&copy; Copyright 2000-2006 <a href='http://www.DestinationGreece.com/' target="_blank">DestinationGreece</a>. 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