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Escape this summer to a villa with a pool

Escape this summer to a villa with a pool

Last update: 22-Aug-2014
Set atop a hill, above the small village of Kavalos, just 30 minutes' drive from Lefkada Town and the swing bridge that connects Lefkas to mainland Greece, is Villa Milos, the old mill. Well restored and now a high-ceilinged, two-storey abode for two (a living room/dining space with kitchen on the ground floor, along with extensive pool-side terrace and gardens, and capacious, well-fitted-out bedroom on the first floor), this is a comfortable and romantic place to stay. September departures are now from £596 pp per week (two sharing). Include's return flights (Gatwick), free car hire, welcome pack on arrival, maid service and linen change twice weekly. The price for two weeks is from £976 pp (two sharing).
Windmill living on Lefkas

Windmill living on Lefkas

Last update: 11-Aug-2014
The Greek Islands are especially appealing once the summer scorch has eased for those without the ties of school terms. Villa Milos (sleeps two) is a unique, beautifully-renovated windmill on the spectacular island of Lefkas, brimming with charm and perfect for a romantic escape. There’s a private pool and walled garden, and it’s located in a secluded spot amidst vineyards and olive groves. Seven nights’ self-catering in October cost from £912 pp (two sharing) including flights (Gatwick) and car hire.
Escape to Crete for a late sun retreat

Escape to Crete for a late sun retreat

Last update: 12-Sep-2011
Was your staycation a damp squib? Are you still craving some holiday sun? Head to Crete, the warmest of the Greek islands, for some autumn rays. Temperatures still reach the mid-20s in October, and the beaches and tavernas are crowd-free. Try Villa Stella, a romantic hideaway for two with a private pool and pretty garden terraces, located in a traditional hamlet with a mini market and views over Souda Bay. Reduced by £167 pp, a week’s stay departing 11 October costs £615 pp (two sharing) including flights (Gatwick), car hire and self-catering.
Crete’s cool interior from £823 per person

Crete’s cool interior from £823 per person

Last update: 8-Aug-2011
Head for the hills and try Crete’s beautiful interior – secluded Villa Therisso (sleeps four) with private pool is located in a hilltop village with dramatic views over Therisso gorge, hidden away in the foothills of the White Mountains. Some of the most dramatic views on Crete can be found here, and the walking is much more pleasant in September as the summer scorch eases. Prices are from £823 pp (four sharing) in September, including flights (Gatwick) and car hire.
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Go Greek Island Chic

Go Greek Island Chic

Last update: 22-Jun-2011
Make the most of the balmy weather and bustling nightlife on desirable Cephalonia before the prices escalate. Sophisticated Fiscardo, with its al fresco restaurants and bars, is great for groups of friends. Stay at the gorgeous Sunset House, a secluded villa offering theatrical sunset views and a private pool. Fiscardo is just a 15-minute drive away. A week’s stay in early July costs from £851 per person (six sharing) including return flights, car hire and maid service.
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A Robinson Crusoe escape

A Robinson Crusoe escape

Last update: 4-May-2011
Exclusive villa operator GIC – The Villa Collection is the only company to feature properties on Anti Paxos, a tiny Greek vineyard island with sandy beaches, sky-blue waters, four tavernas, just 30 inhabitants – and no shops! And Bacchus House is pure escapism: completely cut off, it boasts a garden full of fruit trees, a private pool and soothing sea-views. Food supplies can be delivered for a small charge or you can shop on Paxos by boat. A seven-night stay in June costs from £1,021 pp (two sharing), including flights (Gatwick) and transfers.
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The Greek Economic Crisis

The Greek Economic Crisis

Last update: 30-Apr-2010
Will it affect my Greece holiday? We have fielded a number of calls recently from clients nervous about how the current Greek economic woes will affect their holiday.
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Yammas! GIC celebrates 40 years of villa holidays

Yammas! GIC celebrates 40 years of villa holidays

Last update: 1-Jul-2009
In 1969, the first man walked on the moon, a loaf of bread cost a shilling and Greek Islands Club (GIC) was established! The exclusive villa operator, which now offers over 200 secluded villas throughout the Greek Ionian and Aegean islands, started its programme on Paxos in 1969, just two years after electricity arrived on the island.
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Sunvil's carbon offset scheme tops 50% take-up

Sunvil's carbon offset scheme tops 50% take-up

Last update: 1-Jul-2009
Sunvil Holidays reports a positive uptake for its opt-out carbon offset policy. In May, 56% of its customers paid to carbon-neutralise their travel - up from 47% in April. The scheme was introduced last year for 2007 brochures.
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Sunvil Committed to Responsible Travel

Sunvil Committed to Responsible Travel

Last update: 1-Jul-2009
Sunvil Holidays is passionate about the destinations it specialises in, the local people it works with and the environment. So much so, from 2007 it will be one of the first tour operators in the UK to offer its clients the chance to help offset some of the damage that carbon emissions cause, with the choice of opting 'out' instead of 'in'.
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Mamma Mia! Streep puts Pelion on the Map

Mamma Mia! Streep puts Pelion on the Map

Last update: 1-Aug-2008
When "Mamma Mia! The Movie", based on the global smash hit Abba musical, hits the silver screen on 10 July, Greece will be the word. Filmed on location at the Pelion Peninsula, overlooking the Pagasitic Gulf, this unspoilt and extraordinarily beautiful region is as yet an Aegean unknown.
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Sunvil Joins Travelife

Sunvil Joins Travelife

Last update: 1-Aug-2008
Sunvil Holidays is the latest travel firm to sign up to its Travelife Sustainability System
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