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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

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

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

San Ignacio Mini

Described as one of the world’s’ great social experiments, the Jesuit missions (‘reducciones’) were first established in the jungles of South America in 1609. Set up in remote locations, priests would use the mission to establish a community made up of local tribes people (‘Guarani’) whom they

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

Notes from the field – The Northern Fjords

In this edition of  ‘Notes from the field’, our two Scandinavia experts Michelle and Rosanna went on an exciting trip to the Northern Fjords in Norway and shared their insights with us. They are located between Bergen and Trondheim and offer dramatic scenery of carpeted green mountains,

Esteros del Ibera Wetlands (‘Bright Water’ in the local Guarani language)

During my recent trip to Argentina, I was lucky enough to visit the Esteros del Ibera wetlands in the northeast of the country (Corrientes Province). Covering an area of approximately 20,000 km2 the wetlands are made up of swamps, bogs, lagoons and natural water courses that are

Notes from the field – Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay Trip

In this edition of ‘Notes from the field’, our Latin-America expert Will went on an inspiring trip through Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay and shares his experience with us. Visits to these regions are often combined as they are all close together with Argentina to the west, Brazil