<html> <head> <TITLE>December 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 061206 - December 06, 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="#Akrotiri">Santorini: the Akrotiri excavations (part 1)</a><br/> <a href="#lesson">Learn Greek</a><br/> <a href="#cuisine">Greek cuisine: Grilled Sardines</a><br/> <a href="#GreekIslesHoneymoon">Greek Isles Honeymoon</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/Akrotiri_1.jpg" ALT='Akrotiri-frescoes' TITLE='Akrotiri-frescoes'> </td> <td class='tdup' valign='top' colspan=2 height='20%'> <font class='description'> <b><a name='Akrotiri'>Santorini: the Akrotiri excavations (part 1)</a></b> </font> <font class='itinerary'> <p> It is one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. The first habitation at the site dates from the Late Neolithic times (at least the 4th millennium BC). During the Early Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC), a sizeable settlement was founded and in the Middle and early Late Bronze Age (circa 20th-17th centuries BC) it was extended and gradually developed into one of the main urban centers and ports of the Aegean.</p> <p>The large extent of the settlement (circa 20 acres), the elaborate drainage system, the sophisticated multi-storied buildings with the magnificent wall paintings, furniture and vessels, show its great development and prosperity. The various imported objects found in the buildings indicate the wide network of its external relations. Akrotiri was in contact with Crete but also communicated with the Greek Mainland, the Dodecanese, Cyprus, Syria and Egypt. The town's life came to an abrupt end in the last quarter of the 17th century BC when the inhabitants were obliged to abandon it as a result of severe earthquakes. The eruption followed. The volcanic materials covered the entire island and the town itself. These materials, however, have protected up to date the buildings and their contents, just like in Pompeii. </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">Kala' Hristou'yena!</td><td class="itinerary">Merry Christmas!</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">Kale's Yorte's!</td><td class="itinerary">Season's Greetings!</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">Eftihisme'nos o ne'os hro'nos!</td><td class="itinerary">Happy New Year!</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="itinerary">Sa's efho'maste ka'the eftihi'a!</td><td class="itinerary">We wish you happiness!</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/grilled_sardines.jpg" ALT='Grilled Sardines' TITLE='Grilled Sardines' > </td> <td class='tdup' valign='top' colspan=2 height='20%'> <font class='description'> <b><a name='cuisine'>Greek cuisine: Grilled Sardines</a></b> </font> <font class='itinerary'> <p> <ul> <li>1 lbs fresh sardines </li> <li>4 pieces of garlic (chopped)</li> <li>1/2 teaspoon of red chili pepper </li> <li>1 teaspoon of oregano </li> <li>juice from one lemon </li> <li>3-4 teaspoons of olive oil </li> <li>salt and pepper</li> </ul> <b>Directions:</b> Mix the olive oil with the lemon juice, the garlic, the chili pepper, the oregano and the salt and pepper. Use the mix to marinate the sardines in for 2-3 hours. Grill for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.</p> <p>Serve with red sweet Florina peppers on the side and white wine.</p> </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/honeymooners.jpg" ALT='Greek Isles Honeymoon' TITLE='Greek Isles Honeymoon' width="222" height="142"> </td> <td class='tdup' valign='top' colspan=2 height='20%'> <font class='description'> <b><a name='GreekIslesHoneymoon'>GREEK ISLES HONEYMOON (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: GREEK ISLES HONEYMOON"><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='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 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> <td class='tdup' colspan='3'>All rates above are NET and accommodations are based on double occupancy. 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