Sunvil Specialist Greece has launched its biggest-ever programme for 2007 with the reintroduction of the islands of Symi and Zante.

The launch of the programme was put back a monthso the operator could take advantage of the closure of rival Laskarina, adding 34 of its properties to the brochure.

Director Dudley der Parthog said: “It would have been stupid not to have delayed the release of the programme to include the new product.”

Symi has been reintroduced after Sunvil negotiated contracts with Laskarina’s properties, while Zante has been restored to the brochure after shaking off its poor reputation.

Der Parthog said Sunvil was well placed to succeed in Greece as one of the only remaining upmarket specialist operators. Laskarina ceased trading last year, while trade rival Tapestry has relaunched under new owner Travelzest as a smaller direct-sell operation.

“A lot of the flight capacity has been taken out of Greece,” he said. “This, along with the reduction of specialist operators, means we are more in control.”

He plans to increase the programme’s capacity by 5%.

The operator has also added the seaside village of Panormos in Crete to the programme along with a bird watching tour in Lesbos.

Two regional flights from Bristol and East Midlands to both Corfu and Paxos are new, along with a seven-day small-ship Classical Greece cruise.

The brochure has also been redesigned to give it a modern look. Prices start from £356 per person for seven nights’ self catering at the Anthi Apartments in Corfu.