<html> <head> <TITLE>November 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 061107 - November 07, 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="#Parthenon">Parthenon: The pinnacle of Golden Age architecture</a><br/> <a href="#lesson">Learn Greek</a><br/> <a href="#cuisine">Greek cuisine: Rizogalo (rice pudding dessert)</a><br/> <a href="#StPaul">Package of the month: On the Steps of St. Paul</a><br/> <a href="mailto:services@DestinationGreece.com">Contact us</a></p> </td> </tr> <tr><td colspan='6' class='mymarquee'> <marquee width=100% scrolldelay='100'> 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/parthenon_s.jpg" ALT='The Parthenon' TITLE='The Parthenon'> </td> <td class='tdup' valign='top' colspan=2 height='20%'> <font class='description'> <b><a name='Parthenon'>Parthenon: The pinnacle of Golden Age architecture</a></b> </font> <font class='itinerary'> <p> The Parthenon is the most important and characteristic monument of the ancient Greek civilization and still remains its international symbol. It was dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the patron goddess of Athens. It was built between 447 and 438 B.C. and its sculptural decoration was completed in 432 B.C. The construction of the monument was initiated by Perikles, the supervisor of the whole work was Pheidias, the famous Athenian sculptor, while Iktinos and Kallikrates were the architects of the building. The temple is built in the Doric order and almost exclusively of Pentelic marble. It is peripteral, with eight columns on each of the narrow sides and seventeen columns on each of the long ones. The central part of the temple, called the cella, sheltered the famous chryselephantine cult statue of Athena, made by Pheidias.</p> <p>The sculptural decoration of the Parthenon is a unique combination of the Doric metopes and triglyphs on the entablature, and the Ionic frieze on the walls of the cella. The metopes depict the Gigantomachy on the east side, the Amazonomachy on the west, the Centauromachy on the south, and scenes from the Trojan War on the north. The relief frieze depicts the Procession of the Panathenaea, the most formal religious festival of ancient Athens. The scene runs along all the four sides of the building and includes the figures of gods, beasts and of some 360 humans. The two pediments of the temple are decorated with mythological scenes: the east, above the building's main entrance, shows the birth of Athena, and the west, the fight between Athena and Poseidon for the name of the city of Athens.</p> <p>The Parthenon retained its religious character in the following centuries and was converted into a Byzantine church, a Latin church and a Muslim mosque. The Turks used the Parthenon as a powder magazine when the Venetians, under Admiral Morosini, sieged the Acropolis in 1687. One of the Venetian bombs fell on the Parthenon and caused a tremendous explosion that destroyed a great part of the monument, which had been preserved in a good condition until then. The disaster was completed in the beginning of the 19th century, when the British ambassador in Constantinople, Lord Elgin, took hold of the greatest part of the sculptural decoration of the monument (frieze, metopes, pediments), transferred them to England and sold them to the British Museum, where they are still exhibited, being one of the most significant collections of the museum.</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">metro'ntas: e'na, di'o, tri'a, te'sera, pe'nte, e'xi, epta', okto', enia', de'ka</td><td class="itinerary">counting: one, two, three, four, five six, seven, eight, nine, ten</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">e'nteka, do'deka, deka-tr'ia, deka-te'sera, deka-pe'nte, deka-e'xi, deka-epta', deka-okto', deka-enia'</td><td class="itinerary">eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">i'kosi, tria'nta, sara'nta, peni'nta, exi'nta, evdomi'nta, ogdo'nta, eneni'nta</td><td class="itinerary">twenty, thirty, fourty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">ekato', diako'sia, triako'sia, tetrako'sia, pentako'sia, exako'sia, eptako'sia, oktako'sia, eniako'sia</td><td class="itinerary">one hundred, two hundred, three hundred, four hundred, five hundred, six hundred, seven hundred, eight hundred, nine hundred</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">hi'lia, di'o hilia'des, tri's hilia'des, te'sereis hilia'des, pe'nte hilia'des, e'xi hilia'des, epta' hilia'des, okto' hilia'des, ennia' hilia'des</td><td class="itinerary">one thousand, two thousand, three thousand, four thousand, five thousand, six thousand, seven thousand, eight thousand, nine thousand</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">e'na ekatomi'rio, e'na disekatomi'rio</td><td class="itinerary">one million, one billion</td> </tr> </table> </div> </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/NewsLetters/rizogalo_s.jpg" ALT='Rizogalo' TITLE='Rizogalo' > </td> <td class='tdup' valign='top' colspan=2 height='20%'> <font class='description'> <b><a name='cuisine'>Greek cuisine: Rizogalo (rice pudding dessert)</a></b> </font> <font class='itinerary'> <p> <ul> <li>2 cups water </li> <li>8 cups whole milk</li> <li>1 cup long-grain rice</li> <li>1 cup sugar</li> <li>1 teaspoon vanilla extract</li> <li>1 teaspoon grated lemon rind</li> <li>1 egg yolk, slightly beaten</li> <li>ground cinnamon for garnish </li> </ul> <b>Directions:</b> Place water, milk, rice, and sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stir gently, reduce heat and simmer over very low flame for about 1 hour, until the rice is virtually disintegrated and the mixture thick. <p>Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and lemon rind. Beat the egg yolk in a separate bowl, and add several tablespoons of the rice pudding to it, beating all the while. Add the egg yolk to the rice pudding, stirring well. Pour the mixture into 8 individual serving cups or into a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and chill. Sprinkle with cinnamon just before serving.</p> </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/Meteora_s.jpg" ALT='StPaul' TITLE='On the steps of St. Paul' width="222"> </td> <td class='tdup' valign='top' colspan=2 height='20%'> <font class='description'> <b><a name='StPaul'>On the Steps of St. Paul (from $1,869.00 per person for groups only)</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 selected, centrally located hotels in Double Room Bed and Breakfast basis</li> <li>1 night Accommodation in <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Nauplion" target="_blank">Nauplion</a> in selected, centrally located hotels in Double Room Bed and Breakfast basis</li> <li>1 night Accommodation in <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Olympia" target="_blank">Olympia</a> in selected, centrally located hotels in Double Room Bed and Breakfast basis</li> <li>1 night Accommodation in <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Delphi" target="_blank">Delphi</a> in selected, centrally located hotels in Double Room Bed and Breakfast basis</li> <li>1 night Accommodation in <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Meteora" target="_blank">Meteora</a> in selected, centrally located hotels in Double Room Bed and Breakfast basis</li> <li>3 nights Accommodation in <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Thessaloniki" target="_blank">Thessaloniki</a> in selected, centrally located hotels in Double Room Bed and Breakfast basis</li> <li>Visiting Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Philippoi, Verria, Vergina</li> <li>3-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=Rhodes" target="_blank">Rhodes</a>, <a href="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/LocationInfo.asp?Location=Patmos" target="_blank">Patmos</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=Piraeus" target="_blank">Piraeus</a>, on Full Board, twin-bedded, Inside cabin basis</li> <li>VAT</li> <li>All Service Fees and Local Taxes</li> <li>24-hour Assistance Telephone Service</li> <a href="mailto:services@DestinationGreece.com?subject=REF: ON THE STEPS OF SAINT PAUL"></br> <b>Contact us for more info</b></a> </ul> </font> </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"> <img src='http://www.DestinationGreece.com/NewsLetters/asta_bw1.jpg' ALT='Destination Greece is an ASTA certified Tour Operator' TITLE='Destination Greece is an ASTA certified Tour Operator' width="62" height="52"> <img 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