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Staying at the ICEHOTEL in Sweden

Since its humble beginnings in 1989, the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi has become one of the most unusual and iconic places in which to experience the Arctic winter. Each year it takes on a different form, and this year’s ICEHOTEL designs are particularly striking. And yet the hotel began almost

September’s Sunvil Supper Club: Koupepia (Stuffed Vine Leaves)

Cyprus was where it all started for Sunvil 45 years ago, and the Mediterranean island will always have a special place in our hearts and in our stomachs. Cypriot cuisine is a unique blend of Greek, African and Middle Eastern dishes. Meals are often lengthy affairs and

A Colourful Kite Festival in Guatemala

Across Latin America, the Day of the Dead (November 1) is marked in a variety of ways, ranging from the sombre to the festive, from the mournful to the bizarre. While the day is an important one in the Roman Catholic calendar, the festivities often have little

Ithaca – a land of Greek legends

Ithaca can certainly claim to punch above its weight. For an island barely 20 miles from top to bottom and less than half a mile wide at its mountainous middle, Ithaca has held a special place in Greek culture for many centuries. Many believe it to be

Tivoli Gardens- more than a theme park

  It’s been a permanent fixture in the centre of Copenhagen for over 170 years – in fact, Tivoli Gardens is said to be the world’s second-oldest amusement park (the oldest is also in Denmark), and the world’s most-visited seasonal theme park (it is closed for the winter).

Introducing the Art Suite designs for the 26th ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland

Every year we, at Sunvil, wait with bated breath for the ICEHOTEL to release the designs for their magical suites. The wait is now over and yet again we have been bowled over by the creativity and artistic vision on display. Roll on December when we can return

Highlights of Aveiro – the Venice of Portugal

  Portugal certainly isn’t one of Europe’s biggest countries by size, and most visitors spend their time either on the beaches of the Algarve or in the lively streets of the historic capital, Lisbon. As a result, the rest of the country offers a pleasant, unhurried experience for those

Returning home: Kefalonia through the eyes of a former Sunvil representative.

For ten years, I lived and worked on the beautiful island of Kefalonia, Greece.  Week in, week out I would conduct my welcome meetings, raving about the places to go and what there was to see.  I was passionate about the island, after all I had chosen

Autumn escapes

This week may have seen the return of some brighter weather but, there is a distinctive chill in the air which tells us that autumn is on its way. As we start to pull out our jumpers and coats in the UK, we look south towards the

The Peloponnese: Greece’s hidden gem

The Peloponnese has long been neglected by the travelling public and yet this mountainous and wild region is Greece’s hidden gem. Sunvil has featured this area, separated from the mainland by the Corinth canal, since 1974 and was one of the first tour operators to schedule a