Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:11

The Elysium Paphos Reopens Following Landmark Renovations

Written by Paul Rollason
The Elysium Reopens Following Landmark Renovations   Paphos, Cyprus – Following four months of intensive renovations, the Elysium is excited to announce its reopening on March 23, and eagerly anticipates welcoming its guests to its refreshed setting, providing for a revitalised holiday experience.In an increasingly globalised world, marked by technological advancements and freedom of movement, travellers are ever demanding in their quest for holiday perfection. Aware of guests’ growing expectations, and spurred by the desire to deliver, the superior, five-star hotel partnered with US-based Wilson Associates – a world-class interior design firm that has collaborated with the crème de la…
Thursday, 16 February 2017 09:31

Skiathos - Kivo Art and Gourmet Hotel

Written by Paul Rollason
This season, Kivo Art and Gourmet Hotel has brought another award-winning chef on board, Jérôme Serres, to collaborate with Giannis Baxevanis to create a brand-new menu for the hotel, influenced by traditional Greek recipes and using organic greens and herbs grown on the island itself. Renowned chef Giannis Baxevanis has taken traditional ingredients (such as wild greens) and age-old Greek recipes and put his own stamp on them to create a series of new, innovative dishes for Kivo. He has been credited with a number of awards, both in Greece (such as Chef of the Year) and abroad (he was…
Thursday, 02 February 2017 10:02

BA announces London City to SKIATHOS

Written by Paul Rollason
London City to SKIATHOS> British Airways is launching a new three-times-a-week service from London City to Skiathos. But flights from London City to Angers in France will stop due to air traffic control restrictions, and flights to Hamburg are also being withdrawn for commercial reasons. Skiathos is the third Greek Island route from London City, alongside Mykonos and Santorini, but the first time BA has operated to Skiathos. In addition, Mykonos flights will increase from four to five flights a week. The new Skiathos route will start on June 26 and operate during the peak summer weeks until September.
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 07:34

£75 Booking Deposit confirmed on Scheduled Airlines

Written by Paul Rollason
The following airlines have now agreed to a £75 per person deposit for booking made more than 10 weeks prior to departure. This airlines are British Airways, Emirates, Norwegian Airlines and Virgin Atlantic
Sunday, 11 December 2016 11:39

Well Done to Corinthia Palace Malta

Written by Paul Rollason
Hello Paul,   Thank you for the Christmas Card.   As regards to our stay at the Corinthia Palace Hotel it was without doubt fantastic. The staff were very attentive without being intrusive. It really was luxury. However I will go further that that.   My wife and I stayed at the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Sp. to celebrate this year our 50th wedding anniversary. Viewing before hand we were much taken with  the plush restaurant the hotel had to offer.On arriving we made sure we booked a table for the 22nd October. Only to be told that the whole…
Sharm El Sheikh The UK’s Foreign Office (FCO) has continued to advise British holidaymakers against using Sharm’s airport since the downing of a Russian charter flight a year ago. Tourism minister Yehia Rashed, speaking at WTM London, told TTG: “Everything has been done and we are just waiting to welcome you back to Sharm El Sheikh.” Other European countries including Germany, Belgium and Turkey have already allowed their airlines to resume flying into Sharm, but the UK government has yet to change its advice. “We respect the UK government’s decision, whatever that decision is,” Rashed told a press conference. “All…
Friday, 11 November 2016 08:28

A Gourmet Celebration of the Canaries

Written by Paul Rollason
The Hotel Jardín Tecina and Tecina Golf LA GOMERA announce the opening of their restaurant specialising in local Canarian cuisine. The Gara Restaurant is born. Celebrate with us this baptism, Gara Restaurant has born. In honour of Garajonay Park, one of the oldest forests of Europe situated in La Gomera and declared World Heritage by UNESCO, we have changed the name of the previous International Restaurant for Gara Restaurant. At our Gara Restaurant, you can enjoy a varied breakfast, from 07.00 to 10.00 hours where you can taste sensations and flavours overlooking the beautiful gardens surrounding the hotel and the…
Friday, 23 September 2016 06:29

Hvar Beaches

Written by Paul Rollason
The Rock/shingle beaches located all along the coast to the west of the harbour, the best beaches are located on the Pakleni Islands a 15 minute crossing by Water taxi. The most popular beaches are Palmizana and our favourite Mlini Beach Located in the main harbour on Riva Quayside, water taxis departing every 10 minutes to the outlying beaches and islands. The taxis return to the islands to collect their passengers between 4pm-6pm. We suggest you visit Bakery Mlinar just where the taxis depart and buy delicious pizza slices, pastries etc for a picnic lunch 
Saturday, 17 September 2016 11:38

Hvar Restaurants

Written by Paul Rollason
A bit of research over the past few nights and we have discovered some really good local restaurants at very reasonable prices. Here are a few:- Hvar Restaurants: Nonia Coffee Shop Vlica Kroz Burak 23 Best coffee and cakes in this attractive back streetLesina Tezacka2 (directly behind St Stephens Cathedral)Our Favourite: Hvar's best kept secret! Family run restaurant in private garden.Try the rissoto dishes, lamb cutlets and veal chops Wine: Red/white 1 litre flask £9 Alviz Trg Svetog Stepano Ive Millicia 1 (behind St Stephens church next to the bus stop) Lively and bustling Italian restaurant great pizzas try the veal chops Wine:…
Thursday, 15 September 2016 15:09

Island of Hvar, Croatia 2

Written by Paul Rollason
The Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort is ideally located in Hvar as we have found out today. The entrance and reception for the hotel are on the 7th floor, however the easiest walk into town is along the seafront promenade which is accessible from the pool area. This promenade walk takes you all the way through Hvarr with the Mediterrean lapping just metres away passing the fishing boats, luxury yachts and water taxis. We wandered around the old town, it is really old, mostly built by the Venitians, plenty of steps and intriging back streets. The centre of Hvar is…
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