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Corfu and the value of TV publicity

The world of travel writing is a funny one. In an ideal world it is travel writers who first identify the most hip, trendy places to go in any particular year. The theory goes that they do the hard work in seeking out the undiscovered gems and

Sit back, relax and enjoy the view

Is there anything better than opening your bedroom shutters to greet the warming rays of the morning sun; to relax on your balcony listening to the sound of the sea lapping at the rocks below; to watch the comings and goings of harbour life from your poolside

No Frills or Travelling in Style?

Back in 1994 when I joined GIC The Villa Collection, or Greek Islands Club as it was known then, we prided ourselves on offering an upgraded flight service. At a time when check-in desks, seat allocation, on board meal service and a baggage allowance was the norm,

Clueless in Corfu

Having holidayed in Greece for almost all of 38 summers, exploring more islands ending in ‘-os’ than I can remember as well as Athens, Halkidiki, Crete and Kefalonia, I find it hard to believe – and, to some extent, frustrating – that it’s taken me until now

Exploring Corfu Town

While Corfu’s beaches are the main draw for the crowds of visitors who come to the island every summer, the main town of Kerkyra (often referred to as Corfu Town) is a place that continually surprises those who take the time to explore its attractive streets and buildings. Its

Traditional Greece meets the world…..

For the last 50 years the small Ionian island of Lefkas has been promoting the message of peace, friendship and brotherhood among nations through music and dance. For one music-filled week in August the island’s activities are centred on the tiny capital of the island where the

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat Went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat, They took some honey, And plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. We are all familiar with this piece of nonsense but what is the hidden connection with the Ionian Islands?

Villa or Hotel: which is best?

For those looking to have a break in the Mediterranean sun the choices are never as simple as they could be. Which destination? Where should we fly to/from? How many nights? What are we going to eat? And perhaps the biggest question of all: where are we

A beginner’s guide to eating Greek food

As generations of Greeks have made their homes in almost every country on earth, so the traditions of the Greek kitchen have also travelled far and wide. Even those who have never been to Greece will be familiar with many of the most popular dishes on offer.

What’s new for GIC in 2011?

A new name: Greek Islands Club has arranged villa holidays to the Greek islands for 42 years. There has, on occasion, been some confusion about the meaning of “Club”. We gave our company this name because we saw that our holidays were appealing to like-minded people, who