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May 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Skopelos Goat and Prunes

Ta Kymata (Angelos Taverna) is the oldest taverna in Skopelos Town and has always been in the same family. The four brothers who currently run the taverna are the fourth generation after their great grandmother started it in 1896. The brothers Rigas, Christos, Andreas and Christoforos started

On the Trail of Aristotle

Every place in Greece lays claim to an ancient sage, but the region around the unassuming village of Olymbiada trumps them all. The ruins of nearby Stageira claim none other than Aristotle who was born there a dizzying 2400 years ago. Teacher of Alexander the Great and

Discover the alternative activities on Ikaria

One of Greece’s most unusual yet beautiful islands, Ikaria has much to offer visitors. Its forests, mountains and beaches combine with the island’s many legends, foibles and traditions in a spectacular Aegean cocktail. Named after Ikarus, who flew too close to the sun and plunged into the

Greece: The truth behind the headlines – Part Three

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

The legends and charms of Lemnos

If you were to sit down and list all that’s best about a holiday on the Greek islands, it’s likely that Lemnos will manage to tick pretty much every item on that list. With great beaches, pretty coves, historical attractions and a way of life that doesn’t

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

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