Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

Round North

A relaxing individual walking holiday

The success of the Kythira Walking Tour is an established fact. We are proud that many walkers have now marked Kythira on their map.

We have developed two new self-guided independent walking tours to also encourage those who prefer less demanding walks: Round North (11 or 14 days) and Round South (9 days). North Kythira is characterized by its rough nature, ruins and deserted villages, peacefulness and pureness. While South Kythira is more cultivated with its sloping landscape, the capital of Chora and with Kapsali, the very scenic coastal village. These areas are so completely different, that both are worthwhile to be discovered in a relaxing walking tempo.

Round North is characterized by:

  • Daily walks of between 6 and 17 kilometres
  • Two nights in each accommodation
  • More time for relaxation after exercise

Round North – an 11 or 14 day walking holiday

Day 1:
Arrival on Kythira and transfer to your hotel in Agia Pelagia
To get into the mood, a short walk along the coast in the direction of Limni, a small lake. Enjoy the views and the ruins.

Day 2:
Around Agia Pelagia: Potamos (13,2 km)
Walking uphill, you will enjoy the views of the sea and the Peloponnesus. In Potamos, the village square invites you for a refreshing lunch before starting your way back to Agia Pelagia along another route.

Day 3:
From Agia Pelagia to Platia Ammos (12,5 km)
A walk through nature, villages and hamlets. Via the hills around Agia Pelagia and the church of “Panagia Despina tou Vouno” towards Karavas. From here, you cross the valley with springs and walk towards Platia Ammos.

Day 4:
Around Platia Ammos: Moudari Lighthouse (11,2 km)
Agios Nikolaos Beach and the fascinating location of the lighthouse make this walk unforgettable.

Day 5:
From Platia Ammos to Potamos (15,9 km)
A day in the middle of nature. Via the hills around Karavas and the hamlets of Gerakari and Petrouni, you continue towards Potamos.

Day 6:
Around Potamos (14,3 km)
A relaxing and pleasant walk through the small villages of Zaglanikianika, Perlegkianika and Katsoulianika.

Day 7:
From Potamos to Mitata (16,1 km)
A walk surrounded by history, culture and nature. You will visit the former capital Paleochora and the Osios Theodoros monastery. Via Pitsinades, Aroniadika and Aloïzianika, you continue towards Mitata.

Day 8:
Around Mitata: the Black Cave (3,7 km) and towards Agia Kyriaki Church at Gonia area (10,7 km)
You have two options: you can do one of the two walks or combine both. One thing is certain: today, caves are the main thing.

Day 9:
From Mitata to Avlemonas (13,4 km)
Through a deserted and sloping landscape, you walk towards the east coast. At Paleopoli beach, your feet will enjoy a refreshing bath in the surf.

Day 10:
Around Avlemonas: Agios Giorgos Church (11 km)
The strenuous climb will be rewarded with the most beautiful views in the world.

Day 11: (*)
Departure from Kythira or extension of your holiday in one of the accommodations of Pyrgos House.

Price Round North: € 595,00 per person (based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a double room). Surcharge 1 single room: € 150,00

(*) From 2019 you can extend your Round North with walks to Diakofti and to Agia Pelagia, the village where you started your walking holiday. With this 14 day programme you will complete your Round North.

Day 11:
From Avlemonas to Diakofti (7 km or 9,5 km)
You have two options: a 7 km walk along the coast and around the Agios Giorgos Hill or a longer and more strenuous walk of 9,5 km. Via Kokkinochorafa you walk to the uphill located Agia Moni Monastery before you descend to Diakofti. Both walks guarantee stunning views of the Aegean Sea.

Day 12:
Around Diakofti
For today’s walk, you have two options as well. Either a 12,2 km walk to the Agia Moni Monastery, Kolokotronis and back to Diakofti via a beautiful descent around the hill.
Or a shorter walk (7,5 km) to the point from where you see the Dragonara Islets. This walk can be extended with a 2,5 km walk to Makrykythira – the islet with Kythira’s harbour.

Day 13:
From Diakofti to Agia Pelagia (15,1 km)
A beautiful old path along the east coast with its impressive hill slopes and with abandoned hamlets (Maneanika and Freatsi) will lead you back to Agia Pelagia, the village where you started Round North.

Day 14:
Departure from Kythira or extension of your holiday in one of the accommodations of Pyrgos House.

Price of the 14 day Round North: € 725,00 euro per person (based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a double room). Surcharge for 1 single room: € 225,00 euro per person.


  • Transfer from and to Kythira Airport and transfer of luggage on walking days
  • all nights bed and breakfast in a hotel or pension (accommodation ranges from simple to luxurious)
  • “Round North” information pack with route descriptions, information about Kythira and a detailed map (1:25000)
  • Contribution to the maintenance of walking paths on Kythira

Read here some reviews of Pyrgos House Walking Holidays’ and Olive Picking Walking Weeks’ participants.

Your own Round North? That’s possible. Just tell us (extra resting days, more walking days, or a combination of Round North and Round South) and we will arrange a personalized Walking Tour.