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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

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

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

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

Birdwatching holidays in Cyprus

As the third-largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus forms a natural resting point on the migration route between Europe to the north, and the Middle East and East Africa to the south. In fact around 200 different species of migrating birds pass through Cyprus on their long

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

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

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

Highlights of Nicosia

It may not be the first choice as base for a Cyprus holiday, but Nicosia is certainly packed with historical and cultural attractions, and makes an excellent day out (or more) from the island’s popular beach resorts. Larnaca is only 40 minutes away and it’s under an hour’s drive from

December’s Sunvil Supper Club: Melomakarona (Honey Cookies)

The heart of every Cypriot home is the kitchen, so food plays a major role in the Cypriot Christmas celebrations. Local bakeries bake loaves of Christopsomo (Christ Bread), normally accompanied by dried figs, nuts and honey, which are typically eaten on Christmas Eve. Familiar dishes such as