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Guest blog: Kefalonia – we read, we eat, we swim, we talk…

Sarah, one of our travel agent partners from Westway Travel in Wickford, Essex took a holiday with us in June to the beautiful island of Kefalonia.  Read about her stay on the largest of the Ionian islands. Tell me if this sounds familiar: Getting up in the

Go on… treat yourself!

Sometimes in life we want to treat ourselves and deservedly so. At GIC – The Villa Collection we understand that a holiday can be a personal reward. Wherever we choose to escape to in the world, a holiday can allow us the opportunity to relax and to

A relaxing retreat for two

Increasingly, we find ourselves living in a time-poor society. We live our lives at a fast pace, rushing from one place to another, searching for the next challenge and permanently connected to mobile technology. For many, myself included, finding a work-life balance that allows quality time to

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,

Highlights of Kefalonia

People seem to have trouble agreeing on the correct spelling: Kefallonia is favoured by the Greeks, while Kefalonia is the most commonly-used on international maps. And if you throw Kefallinia, Kephalonia, Kefalinia, Cefalonia and Cephalonia into the mix, you get not only 7 ways to spell the name of

The lure of Greek honey

Greek honey is known around the world for its quality and with over 12,000 tonnes of honey produced every year it’s no surprise that Greece has a greater concentration of beehives than any other country in Europe. The island of Kefalonia in particular is renowned for its

Kefalonia Spring Walk

It’s not surprising that Kefalonia was recently included in a Yahoo survey listing ’10 Amazing Undiscovered Islands’. Of course, we discovered the island many years ago and our clients – many of whom return year after year – enjoy its many-faceted beauty; from the sophistication of Fiscardo

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

Kefalonia – The beautiful South

I have recently returned from a wonderful family holiday in South Kefalonia where we spent 7 nights at the Trapezaki Villas, Trapezaki.  This was the second time we had stayed at the Villas; our first visit was back in September 2009 when my parents, my wife and

A week’s stay at Villa Marina

I have just returned from a wonderful weeks holiday at the Villa Marina in Kefalonia. The house is built in a olive grove, a ten minutes walk from the village of Karavomilos which is a sleepy hamlet. It has a bakery, mini market and a few tavernas. One of the tavernas specialises