Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

Reunification of the Ionian Islands with Greece

On Tuesday, May 21st, we celebrate the return of the Ionian Islands (Eptanissa), which includes Kythira, to the Greek state. On May 21st 1864, the British, having ruled the Eptanissa from 1809, ceded the islands to the new Greek king, George I. The President of the Hellenic Republic and representatives[…]

Osios Theodoros – the patron saint of Kythira

Every year on the 12th of May, Kythira commemorates the death of Osios Theodoros, the patron saint of the island. It is a local festival that attracts many visitors to the small monastery of Agios Theodoros, south of Potamos. Osios Theodoros was born at the end of the 9th century,[…]

Our successful cooking workshop starts again

Next week, we will start our weekly cooking workshop. Under the guidance of Chrysoula you will learn the secrets of Greek cuisine. You will be cooking with vegetables and herbs all picked that same morning from Chrysoula’s garden, fresh and organic. During the workshop, Chrysoula will tell you more about[…]

Dance lessons during your holiday on Kythira

Tomorrow, we will start our Greek dancing lessons for beginners and for more advanced dancers. The teacher, Vangelis, will teach you several Kythirian dances. It is great fun to join the Greeks dancing at one of the many village festivals… As many people have requested, we have found a more[…]

‘Kythira on foot’ – 2019 edition!

Tomorrow we will launch the 2019 edition of our walking book ‘Kythira on foot, 32 selected walking routes’. This fifteenth 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[…]

The start of walking season 2019!

Pyrgos House Walking Season starts this week. Yesterday, our first hikers arrived on the island for the Kythira Walking Tour – our 9 day self-guided independent walking tour over the whole island, along 7 routes with a total length of more than 150 kilometres. Apart from walking the standard routes,[…]

Bike and Hike Travel Show 2019, in the Netherlands

This year, Pyrgos House will be present again at the Bike and Hike Travel Show in Utrecht (The Netherlands), Jaarbeurs on March 1st – 3rd (stand 3.D.11). Visit our stand and sample the atmosphere of beautiful Kythira. We will be happy to inform you about our walking programs and our[…]

Unknown Freatsi

Freatsi is the name of a small abandoned hamlet between Agia Pelagia and Diakofti. Until the 1950s, a few families from Kastrisianika used to live here for several months of the year, mainly during harvesting and sowing seasons. Nowadays the ruins, the beautiful Agios Giorgos Church and the remains of[…]

Winter on Kythira

From wintery Kythira we wish you a good and active 2019! Within a few days, our last guests of the 2018 season will leave. Then at the beginning of March, we will welcome our first Trekking-guests – the start of another walking season. In the meantime we ourselves will walk,[…]

Kythira conquers France…

At the end of September, the French journalist Julie Hann visited Kythira as part of a 10 day-trip through Greece. This trip was organized by ‘Marketing Greece’ in order to promote the beauty and variety of Greece, especially during the off-season. Julie writes articles for the French travel-blog ‘Trace ta[…]