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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,

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

The Atacama Desert

Chile is long and narrow. It is, in fact, 2,670 miles long – about the same distance as London to Tehran in Iran – but only 217 miles wide at its maximum. It almost reaches into Antarctica in the south and, in the north, is arid desert.

February 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Fish and Shellfish Cataplana

Cataplana is a very popular and traditional dish from the Algarve. If you have ever travelled to the southern most region of Portugal, it is very likely that you have tried it or have at least heard of it. The recipe provided above is from the Vila

World Book Day With the Sunvil Team

With many avid readers amongst the Sunvil team, we know all too well the potential that books have to inspire and to bring a place to life. On World Book Day, we wanted to share the books which have inspired our travels and which are set in

January 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Moqueca (Brazilian Seafood Casserole)

Originally from the state of Bahia in the northeast of the country. The dish evolved during the Colonial times when the Portuguese brought coconuts to the country. They planted the coconut trees along the coast to replace the wood that was taken. The African slaves also introduced

December 2015 – Kourabiedes (Almond Cookies)

Kourabiedes are enjoyed throughout the year in Greece and Cyprus, but are arguably most prominent at Christmas time. The name actually derives from the Turkish word “Kurabiye”. In some regions of Greece , the Kourabiedes are decorated at Christmas with a whole clove on the top to

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

Introducing the Sunvil Supper Club

There’s nothing better than heading away on holiday and eating out at a different restaurant every night. From picking out new dishes to taste, to over-indulging in local delicacies, a holiday is the perfect time to fall in love with a new cuisine – but what happens

Guest Blog; Walking in Ethiopia

Anna Butcher is our expert walking guide based in Greece. Read about Anna’s  walking holidays in Greece . Here she writes about her recent group walking trip to Ethiopia: This trip to Ethiopia is rather different to what most people would expect.  Rather than visiting the historical