<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><a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/"><font color="#AA0000">Destination Greece</font></a> Newsletter 061024 - October 24, 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="#mycenae">Mycenae: The legendary home of the Atrides</a><br/> <a href="#lesson">Learn Greek</a><br/> <a href="#cuisine">Greek cuisine: Lentil soup</a><br/> <a href="#Argonauts">Package of the month: Argonauts</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%' align='center'> <img src="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/NewsLetters/Mycenae.jpg" ALT='Mycenae' TITLE='Mycenae'> </td> <td class='tdup' valign='top' colspan=2 height='20%'> <font class='description'> <b><a name='Mycenae'>Mycenae: The legendary home of the Atrides</a></b> </font> <font class='itinerary'> <p> The 'Golden City' of Homer, the Ancient capital of the Mycenaean Civilization. Starting point of the Trojan expedition of the Achaeans. Ancient history comes to life in Agamemnon's Mycenae, with the remarkable beehive Tombs and the 3,000 year old Lionesses' Gate. According to Homer and Aeschylus 'Oresteia', the city of Mycenae was founded by Perseus who killed the hideous snake-haired Medusa.</p> <p>Mycenae was first settled by Neolithic people in the 6th millennium BC. Between 2,100-1,900 BC Greece was invaded by people of Indo-European stock who came from Anatolia to Greece. The invaders brought their culture to Mycenae and other mainland settlements. This new civilisation is known as Mycenaean civilization named after Mycenae. Archaeological finds indicate that the palaces of Mycenaean kingdoms were destroyed around 1,200 BC.</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">ti' ka'nete?</td><td class="itinerary">How are you?</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">ha'rika pou sas gno'risa</td><td class="itinerary">I am glad to have met you - Glad to meet you</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">ya' sou</td><td class="itinerary">Hi!</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">me' le'ne John</td><td class="itinerary">My name is John</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">to' o'noma mou i'ne John ke to epi'theto mou i'ne Smith</td><td class="itinerary">My first name is John and my last name is Smith</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">po's i'pate parakalo';</td><td class="itinerary">What did you say 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/NewsLetters/lentil_soup.jpg" ALT='Lentil soup' TITLE='Lentil soup' > </td> <td class='tdup' valign='top' colspan=2 height='20%'> <font class='description'> <b><a name='cuisine'>Greek cuisine: Lentil soup</a></b> </font> <font class='itinerary'> <p> <ul> <li>1/2 pound lentils</li> <li>2 onions </li> <li>2 carrots </li> <li>2 bay leaves</li> <li>1 red or green bell pepper</li> <li>2 cloves of garlic</li> <li>1 pinch of salt (to taste) </li> <li>1 pinch of pepper (to taste) </li> <li>2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil per serving</li> <li>1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar per serving</li> </ul> <b>Directions:</b> Wash the lentils. Soak in lukewarm water for 2-3 hours. Drain them and add them in 6 cups of water bringing to a boil. Lower the heat, chop the onions, carrots and garlic and add them in. Add the bay leaves and let simmer for 2 hours. Add salt. Let cool down and serve by pouring two tablespoons of olive oil and a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar in each plate. Serve with toast, Greek Kalamata olives and feta cheese on the side. </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/Santorini2.jpg" ALT='Santorini - detail' TITLE='Santorini - detail'> </td> <td class='tdup' valign='top' colspan=2 height='20%'> <font class='description'> <b><a name='Argonauts'>ARGONAUTS (8 Days / 7 Nights)</a></b> </font> <font class='itinerary'> <p> <ul> <li>3 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>Half Day 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>Optional Full Day <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Delphi" target="_blank">Delphi</a> or <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Epidaurus" target="_blank">Mycenae</a> tour (organized). Lunch included</li> <li>4-day cruise in Greece and Turkey visiting <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Myconos" target="_blank">Mykonos</a>, <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Kusadasi" target="_blank">Kusadasi (Ephesus)</a>, <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Patmos" target="_blank">Patmos</a>, <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Rhodes" target="_blank">Rhodes</a>, <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Crete" target="_blank">Crete</a>, <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Santorini" target="_blank">Santorini</a>, <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Piraeus" target="_blank">Piraeus</a>, on Full Board, twin-bedded, Inside Category E cabin basis</li> <li>Private transfers from/to the Athens airport</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: Fridays</li> </br> <a href="mailto:services@DestinationGreece.com?subject=REF: ARGONAUTS"><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'>$1,235.50 </font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="gold" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>$1,299.00 </font></td> <td width='25%' bgcolor="gainsboro" align="center"><font class='itinerary'>$1,495.00 </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='1'> <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"> 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