<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 061122 - November 22, 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="#Epidaurus">Epidaurus Theater: A miracle in acoustics</a><br/> <a href="#lesson">Learn Greek</a><br/> <a href="#cuisine">Greek cuisine: Spinach Pie</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'> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.destinationgreece.com/ta_register.asp?">Early Bird deal: Book your 2007 Groups till December 31st and pay 2006 rates!... Register with Destination Greece and enjoy even better rates... Commission to Travel Agents Payable Upon Confirmation... Receive custom quotations within minutes... Serving you on a 24x7 basis...</a></marquee> </td></tr> <tr> <td class='tdimage' width='10%' align='center'> <img src="http://www.DestinationGreece.com/NewsLetters/epidaurus_theater_s.jpg" ALT='Epidaurus Theater' TITLE='Epidaurus Theater'> </td> <td class='tdup' valign='top' colspan=2 height='20%'> <font class='description'> <b><a name='Parthenon'>Epidaurus Theater: A miracle in acoustics</a></b> </font> <font class='itinerary'> <p> The theatre of the Asklepieion of Epidaurus is the ideal specimen of the achievements and experience of the ancient Greeks on theatre construction. It was already praised in antiquity by Pausanias for its symmetry and beauty. </p> <p> It has the typical Hellenistic structure with the three basic parts: the cavea, the orchestra and the stage-building (skene). The longest radius of the cavea is approximately 190 feet while the diameter of the orchestra is about 66 feet. The lower of the two diazomata (sections) is divided with 13 stairways into 12 cunei (with 34 rows of benches) and the upper with 23 stairways into 22 cunei (with 21 rows of benches). The stage-building included a main room with four pillars along the central axis, and one square room at each end. The proskenium had a facade with 14 half-columns against pillars. Two ramps on either side led to the stage while monumental double gates stood at the two entrances. </p> <p> The theatre was built in two stages. During the first, at the end of the 4th century B.C., the orchestra, the lower diazoma and the stage-building (in its "pre-hellenistic" phase) were constructed. During the second, at the middle of the 2nd century B.C., the cavea was enlarged at the top, and the stage building was given its "late-hellenistic" shape. The theatre was used for musical and poetical contests and theatrical performances.</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"><b>prosopike's antonimi'es</b>: ego', esi', afto's-afti'-afto', emi's, esi's, afti' </td><td class="itinerary"><b>personal pronouns</b>: I, you, he-she-it, we, you, they</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary"><b>ri'ma: i'me</b>, (ego') i'me, (esi') i'se, (afto's-afti'-afto') i'ne, (emi's) i'maste, (esi's) i'ste, (afti') i'ne</td><td class="itinerary"><b>verb: to be</b>, I am, you are, he-she-it is, we are, you are, they are</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary"><b>ri'ma: e'ho</b>, (ego') e'ho, (esi') e'his, (afto's-afti'-afto') e'hi, (emi's) e'houme, (esi's) e'hete, (afti') e'houn</td><td class="itinerary"><b>verb: to have</b>, I have, you have, he-she-it has, we have, you have, they have</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary"><b>ri'ma: the'lo</b>, (ego') the'lo, (esi') the'lis, (afto's-afti'-afto') the'li, (emi's) the'loume, (esi's) the'lete, (afti') the'loun</td><td class="itinerary"><b>verb: to want</b>, I want, you want, he-she-it wants, we want, you want, they want</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/spinach_pie_s.jpg" ALT='Spinach Pie' TITLE='Spinach Pie' > </td> <td class='tdup' valign='top' colspan=2 height='20%'> <font class='description'> <b><a name='cuisine'>Greek cuisine: Spinach Pie</a></b> </font> <font class='itinerary'> <p> <ul> <li>2 lbs of frozen spinach </li> <li>2 chopped onions </li> <li>10 green onions chopped </li> <li>1 1/2 cup olive oil </li> <li>1 bunch of dill chopped </li> <li>salt and pepper </li> <li>1 cup butter </li> <li>1/2 cup of milk </li> <li>1 pack of phyllo dough </li> </ul> <b>Directions:</b> In a pan, heat the oil and saute the onions. Add the spinach and the dill and let cook until all water is absorbed. Add salt and pepper.</p> <p>Melt the butter and line a buttered pan with half the phyllo, brushing each sheet with melted butter. Place on top the spinach stuffing and then on top of it the rest of the phyllo sheets, again brushing each one with butter. Fold the ends of the phyllo dough inwards. Cut the pie into individual servings. Brush with butter and milk. Bake at 320F for 30-45 minutes or until brown. For a spinach-cheese pie just add a quarter pound of feta cheese in the spinach-dill mix.</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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