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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

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

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

Golf Holidays in Cyprus

For those who consider a round (or more) of golf as an essential part of their holidays, Cyprus offers a year-round option with several courses within easy driving distance of the main coastal towns. The high summer temperatures may necessitate an early or late round, but for the rest

August’s Sunvil Supper Club: Xtapodi Kofto (Octopus Pasta)

Traditionally, this is a dish that is served during Greek lent and often consumed on the first day of lent known as Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday). Although this dish may seem strange to some, many Greeks consider it as a comfort food. It’s combination of lean protein,

Why now is a good time to go to Greece

It was very encouraging to read the Lonely Planet article on ‘Why now is a good time to go to Greece’. Of course at Sunvil we’ve been telling everyone to do so all year as there was never a problem for tourists ­and we were proved right. It has

Follow in Rick Steins food-prints in the Mani

The Mani peninsula stretches from just south of Kalamata to Cape Tainaro – the southernmost point of mainland Greece – and encompasses the pretty coastal villages of Kardamili and Aghios Nikolaos and the family-friendly resort of Stoupa. Inland are the mountains of the Taygetus which hide gorges, Byzantine churches and the

The truth behind the headlines: Migrants in Greece.

Greece has suffered from exaggerated press comments as to the effect on tourists of the country’s economic problems and now the interest and emphasis has switched to the refugee influx onto the islands bordering Turkey. Remember, journalists always seek out bad news as it is bad news