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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

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

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

Greece Revisited

For anyone who was lucky enough to visit Greece for the first time 40 years ago, every return is accompanied by a twinge of apprehension. Between one visit and the next, how much will have changed? How different will it feel, and how many memories will have

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