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Notes from the field – Svalbard, Norway

Our Greece expert, Stella, swapped the golden beaches and olive-clad hillsides of her beloved Greek islands to holiday in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago 807 miles south of the North Pole. Svalbard is the northernmost settlement in the world and is known for its rugged, remote terrain of glaciers

January 2017’s Sunvil Supper Club – Beef Stifado

Stifado is a traditional Greek dish served up by virtually every Greek Island taverna. Beef stifado is a nourishing meaty stew made with shallot onions and should be pronounced stifatho rather than stifado with emphasis on the ‘fa’. The meat is usually beef but it can be

December 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Vasilopita – Greek New Year’s Eve cake

Vasilopita is a traditional Greek cake served at midnight on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the life of Saint Basil. After baking the cake, a coin is inserted through the base and when cut, the person who finds the coin is said to be granted good luck for

November 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Janssons frestelse

This dish, also known as ‘Jansson’s temptation’ is said to have been named for Pelle Janzon, a food loving Swedish opera singer of the early 20th century. The recipe was published for the first time in 1940 and this rich dish quickly became a classic of the

October 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Fried Neopolitan Pizza

The fried pizza is a typical street food in Naples. This method of frying pizza bases is how Neopolitans have made pizza  at home for generations in order to recreate the authentic taste found in a local pizzeria. Recipe courtesy of the Italian Tourist Board and Ricette

Exploring Puglia – along Italy’s heel

Puglia offers a refreshingly different side of Italy, compared to the well-worn paths around Tuscany, Rome and the Amalfi Coast. With its location at the south-eastern tip of the country, it’s hardly surprising that the region played an important role in the times of Ancient Greece, when

Put quite simply the Azores are stunning

Put quite simply the Azores are stunning. Only a three and a half hour flight from the UK the nine islands that rise from the middle of the Atlantic are bathed in the warmth of the Gulf Stream and so have good weather all year around. The

Oaxaca, Mexico’s Cultural Heart

Oaxaca has long been considered a must-see destination on any holiday to Mexico, thanks to its cultural and culinary treasures. Now with improved internal air connections it has also become much easier to include a Oaxaca stop in a cross-country itinerary, without having to endure the long bus

Notes from the field – Svalbard, Norway

There are few places on earth that even the most seasoned of travellers will have felt privileged to have visited, and one of these destinations is the high Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.  A joy to explore with a unique pulse and a magnetic pull. Now classed as

The folly of crowds

Sunvil’s vision and commitment to deliver the best possible holidays to its customers is primarily due to it being a family-run and independent tour operator with passionate and knowledgeable travel experts and representatives.  We also pride ourselves in sourcing a variety of accommodation to suit the needs and