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Greek Easter – in 2016, it’s the weekend of 29th April to 2nd May

Easter is the highlight of the Greek calendar. As Easter approaches, you feel a different tempo building up throughout the country. Taverna and restaurant owners around the islands busily spruce up their properties in readiness for the year ahead. Hotels begin to open, and last-minute touches are

A tented safari camp – in the Galapagos Islands

A holiday in the Galapagos Islands offers a unique opportunity for visitors to come face-to-face with animals and plants which exist nowhere else on Earth. The majority of those coming to explore the islands will stay on a boat, but in recent years the options for land-based

April 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Panamanian Stew (Sancocho)

Sancocho is the National dish of Panama and probably the most popular soup (virtually a stew) in Central America. It originates from the Azuero peninsula, and is made with chicken, vegetables, tomatoes, coriander, ñame and Yuca. Like many Latin America dishes, it can vary slightly from region

Cape Horn: A most memorable travel experience

There are a number of landmarks around the world, that most people have heard of. They owe their reputation to their vastness, like the Amazon, or Sahara Desert; their height, Mount Everest or just their location such as the Capes of Good Hope or Cape Horn. The

The Queen’s 90th Birthday: A Royal Visit

As the Queen turns 90, we look back on the Sunvil destinations which she has visited during her 63 year reign. The Queen is not only our longest reigning sovereign but she must also be one of the best-travelled people in the world, having visited over 100

The Attractions of Chrani and Surrounding Areas

The Peloponnese region uses the caption ‘Mythical Peloponnese’ to describe the region. It was here that modern European culture was born. This is where it all started. The Messinia region is to the north west of the Peloponnese peninsula and is green and fertile, unlike the harsher,

On the history trail in Cyprus

Take a look at a map and you’ll quickly see why Cyprus has seen so many invasions over the years. Within easy reach of Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Israel, it has been occupied by a succession of powers keen to have a strategic base in the centre of

Stockholm for free – 6 museums in the Swedish capital with no admission charge

Stockholm has long been regarded as one of Europe’s top city break destinations, thanks to its selection of top quality restaurants, its rich calendar of cultural events and its long summer nights. But it’s also been labelled by many as a prohibitively expensive place to visit. While

Greece: The truth behind the headlines – Part Two

We are always keeping a watch on any developing situations that have the potential to impact the safety or enjoyment of our guests whilst on holiday. The current refugee crisis is no different and we have been monitoring it closely since 2014 when the boats started to

March 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Greek Easter Cookies (Koulourakia)

Easter is a major festival in Greece – bigger than Christmas – and Greek Easter celebrations are renowned worldwide. Although our recipe includes dairy (for extra indulgence!), Koulourakia are traditionally made without any dairy produce for the people that have fasted over lent. Tip: enjoy koulourakia with