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January 2017’s Sunvil Supper Club – Beef Stifado

Stifado is a traditional Greek dish served up by virtually every Greek Island taverna. Beef stifado is a nourishing meaty stew made with shallot onions and should be pronounced stifatho rather than stifado with emphasis on the ‘fa’. The meat is usually beef but it can be

December 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Vasilopita – Greek New Year’s Eve cake

Vasilopita is a traditional Greek cake served at midnight on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the life of Saint Basil. After baking the cake, a coin is inserted through the base and when cut, the person who finds the coin is said to be granted good luck for

The folly of crowds

Sunvil’s vision and commitment to deliver the best possible holidays to its customers is primarily due to it being a family-run and independent tour operator with passionate and knowledgeable travel experts and representatives.  We also pride ourselves in sourcing a variety of accommodation to suit the needs and

September 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Keftedes (Cypriot Meatballs)

You will find that Cypriot cuisine takes its ingredients and flavours from signature Greek and Turkish fare. A typical Cypriot lunch or dinner will start with appetisers, dips and salads. This is followed by main dishes that are mostly meat-based and end with desserts and traditional strong

Paphos – European Capital of Culture 2017

In 2017 Paphos, along with Aarhus in Denmark, will share the title of European Capital of Culture. The project was created by the European Union in 1985, and since its beginning the accolade has been awarded to over 50 cities across Europe. The idea behind it is to give different

Paphos – European Capital of Culture 2017

Some eyebrows have been raised about Paphos receiving the coveted 2017 European Capital of Culture Award. Surely Paphos is about all-inclusive hotels, mass-market tourism and endless rows of villas and apartments aimed at overseas buyers? Well that might be one side of Paphos – the modern side,

August 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Kotopoulo Tis Yiayias (Grandma’s Style Chicken)

Kotopoulo tis yiayias or Grandma’s style chicken is a simple and traditional recipe from the Sporadic Island of Skopelos, Greece. Traditionally, this Skopelitan recipe would see the chicken roasted with water and oregano and, once cooked, the juices from the chicken used to cook the locally sourced

Albania by private vehicle, and a visit to Berat

Along with Moldova and Belarus, Albania may share the accolade of least-known country in Europe. While most people will have heard of it, relatively few will be able to describe its main attractions, or give a convincing reason why they would wish to visit. A couple of

Dear Friends… A letter from Greece

Dear Friends, I would like to give you 5 good reasons to visit Greece, all of which are the main reasons why us Greeks choose to live in this country. 1. The Greeks From the hotel director to the doorman, the Greeks talk and have an opinion

Alternative activities in Ikaria

  Ikaria has long held a special place in Greek mythology. It was the birthplace of Dionysus, the god of wine, and is named after Icarus, he of the wax wings who flew too close to the sun. The island has also received modern-day fame thanks to