Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

Agia Sofia Cave Mylopotamos is open!

This week, the impressive Agia Sofia Cave near Mylopotamos – Kato Chora opened again. Until the beginning of September, you can visit the cave daily from 11 am to 6 pm (except on Wednesday). Last tour starts at 5.30 pm. Your visit to the cave can easily be combined with[…]

Apricot time

It is mid-June, the time of year when the apricots ripen. It is obvious that 2018 is a good apricot year. In the trees, many branches are hanging down to the ground because of the profusion of apricots. Sometimes there is even a broken branch, because of the weight. Our[…]

Summer 2018 Potamos music events

Potamos central square will be the place where local musicians perform free live music events throughout the summer. As in previous years, starting this week until the end of September, a small festival will be held every Friday night. Combine your night out with food, drink and the chance to[…]

Artichokes from Kythira

During a walk over the island this month (May), you will see many artichokes in the vegetable gardens. The Kythirians are proud of the typical way of cooking these vegetables. Not boiled in water, as the French do, but grilled on the bbq or in the oven. The preparation goes[…]

Group walking holiday 2018

We are currently guiding the guests who participate in our Group walking holiday: 10 days of hiking pleasure, discovering the green and flowery Kythira. Every day we explore a different part of the island, from north to south. As far as I am concerned, the highlights until today are: the[…]

Myrtidiotissa icon procession

An especially important event for Kythera is the so called “Gira” (procession) of the icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa which started on the afternoon of Easter Monday. Leaving the church of Estavromenos (Crucified Christ) in Chora, the procession visits almost all the villages of Kythera . This is a very impressive[…]

‘Kythira on foot’ – 2018 edition!

Tomorrow we will launch the 2018 edition of our walking book ‘Kythira on foot, 32 selected walking routes’. This fourteenth edition is the result of checking all the routes during the winter. The descriptions have been verified and updated as necessary to ensure you have the most enjoyable walks on[…]

Short film, made by pupils of the Lykeio – Kythira

Every now and then you find something on the internet that merits a bit more attention. Like the short film ‘World Mad’, made in 2016 by pupils of the Lykeio in Chora (higher classes secondary school). The film won an award at the Olympia International Film Festival for Children and[…]

Just another 4 Winter Sunday Walks to go…

The winter passes quickly on Kythira. Actually, it seems too quickly… This might have to do with our Winter Sunday Walks. Every Sunday at 2 pm, somewhere on the island, we start our walk of between 5 and 10 kilometers. Both the islanders and visitors are very enthusiastic. It depends[…]

Two weekends: Bike and Hike Travel Show 2018

This year, Pyrgos House will be present again at the Bike and Hike Travel Show, Flanders Expo in Gent Belgium on February 10th and 11th. Visit our stand in Hall 2 (stand 2.A.58) and sample the atmosphere of beautiful Kythira. We will be happy to inform you about our walking[…]