Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

Round South

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 South (9 days) and Round North (11 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 South is characterized by:

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

Round South – a 9 day walking holiday

Day 1:
Arrival on Kythira and transfer to your hotel in Mylopotamos.
The hospitality of your accommodation owner guarantees a relaxing start to your varied walking holiday.

Day 2: 
Around Mylopotamos (7 km)
An easy and beautiful walk towards the waterfall, the water mills and the Byzantine settlement of Kato Chora.

Day 3:
From Mylopotamos to Livadi (13,3 km)
During this walk you will visit a restored windmill. Passing several villages and the characteristic English School, you continue towards Livadi.

Day 4:
Around Livadi: towards Alexandrades (16,5 km)
A walk towards east Kythira, visiting some churches and the Katouni Bridge – the longest stone bridge of Greece.

Day 5:
From Livadi to Chora (13 km)
Via the beautiful Agios Dimitrios Church in Pourko and Feloti Bay, you walk along the south-west coast to Kythira’s capital, Chora.

Day 6:
Around Chora (7,5 km)
After a short walk to the South Cape –Trachilos, you visit the Venetian Castle of Chora.

Day 7:
From Chora to Kapsali (10,2 km)
Via the sloping valley towards Livadi, you will climb uphill reaching the top with the Agioi Akindinoi Church, one of the most stunning viewpoints of Kythira. Then you will descend towards Kapsali.

Day 8:
Around Kapsali: Agia Sophia Cave and Kalamos (7,9 km); an extra option for Steno Avlaki Bay (total 16 km)
Along old footpaths, you walk towards the impressive Agia Sophia Cave. Via Kalamos, you head back to Kapsali, or first continue towards Steno Avlaki Bay.

Day 9:
Departure from Kythira or an extension of your holiday in one of the accommodations of Pyrgos House.

Price Round South: € 495,00 per person (based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a double room). Surcharge 1 single room: € 150,00

Inclusive:

  • Transfer from and to Kythira Airport and transfer of luggage on walking days
  • Eight nights bed and breakfast in a hotel or pension (accommodation ranges from simple to luxurious)
  • “Round South” information pack with route descriptions, information about Kythira and a detailed map (1:35000)

Your flight is not included. We are happy to inform you about possibilities. Please be sure that you arrange travel insurance.

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

Your own Round South? 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.