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Painting and cookery holidays in Greece

Have you ever sat on the beach or by the pool while on holiday in Greece and fancied doing something creative and mentally-stimulating without breaking into too much of a sweat? If so, then several islands offer the chance to try your hand at painting or cooking, with classes

Team Sunvil Inferno take on the TTG 2014 Travel Crusade

When I signed up for the 2014 Travel Crusade at the back end of 2013 it all seemed a long way off. From the pictures and stories of the inaugural event in 2013 it seemed like the teams had had too much fun to miss out on

Skopelos Cheese Pie

There is one particular gastronomic gift from Skopelos to the rest of Greece: its famed cheese pie. Whenever you go to fast food joints or bakeries in Greece, you’ll find the twisted, round ‘tyropitta’ (cheese pie) or ‘spanakopitta’ (spinach pie) marked as Skopelitiki (from Skopelos). So, when

Remote Control – how to escape the beach bustle on mainland Greece

It’s a sad fact of holiday life that the harder a place is to get to, the fewer other people there are. There are few ways to guarantee you have the beach to yourself – you can hide it either in the Australian outback or the dark

Exploring the island of Spetses

The pretty island of Spetses was a popular hangout for Greek and British tourists during the 1970s and 1980s, before the financial crisis (one of the many) saw the tourist numbers dwindle. It has long been a popular stop for the super-rich, those immune from the ebbs

Latchi: Diving Holidays in Cyprus

Cyprus offers plenty of opportunities for world-class diving, with an impressive diversity of marine life within easy access of the island’s shores. And with pleasant sea temperatures year-round (27 degrees C in the summer and typically no lower than 16C in the winter), it’s an attractive and yet often

A day in the Marine Park of Alonissos

Captain Pakis is giving us the lowdown on the Alonissos Marine Park. It’s early in the season, but the boat is full of tourists. There’s thirty of us, all but me Scandinavian. I rave about Scandi-noir TV series like The Killing and they, in return, politely congratulate

Pure and simple: the magic of Greek honey

  Without doubt one of the many delights of visiting the Greek islands is in sampling the fresh food on offer. While here in the UK we make such a fuss about organic and ‘farm-to-table’ food, such a short and uncomplicated supply chain is still the norm in

Sunvil supports charity walk for Noah’s Little Ark in Crete

Anyone who has visited the north coast of Crete with Sunvil will probably know that for almost 20 years Sunvil has supported local animal shelter, Noah’s Little Ark, by collecting change at the end of a holiday. At the end of each the season this money is

March’s Sunvil Supper Club: Lamb Kleftiko

Kleftiko is one of the most popular traditional Greek/Cypriot dishes. It is either lamb or goat wrapped in foil and baked in special clay ovens. As with most Greek meat recipes, it is the slow cooking that makes all the difference. Kleftiko is the Greek word for