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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

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

Tolon revisted

Following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 and the total destruction of our holiday programme to that island, we decided that we had to diversify so that never again would we be caught by a similar calamity. So, in 1975, we featured Greece – and Tolon, in

Dodecanese – an introduction to 5 of the lesser-known islands

  The Dodecanese islands have long been popular destinations for British holidaymakers, and it’s easy to see why. Their location at the south-eastern end of the Aegean Sea provides them with the warmest, sunniest climate, while it is this strategically important location which has led to a

EU referendum: What effect will the result have on your 2016 summer holiday?

On 24 June 2016 the results of the referendum were announced, and the British people have chosen to leave the European Union. Post ‘Brexit (British Exit), life in the holiday business will continue pretty much as usual. Of course in the long term questions about how we travel to/between our

Limenas – the laid-back main town of Thassos

  There are some Greek islands which attract a loyal band of devotees: people who return year after year, who on one hand want to tell their friends what a wonderful place they’ve discovered, but on the hand want to keep it a secret and avoid it being

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

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