Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

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[…]

Kythira watercolours – 2019 calendar

Peter Sternäng, one of our guests in 2018, is a Swedish artist. Last summer he stayed in Kapsali for two weeks. Apart from having a relaxing holiday, he was inspired by the beautiful light and the varied Kythirian landscape and painted quite a few watercolours from which he selected twelve[…]

Group Walking Holidays Kythira – new dates for 2019

Our Guided Group Walking Holiday is ideal for the sporty walker who loves varied and rather strenuous walks. You stay in a comfortable hotel and you are in for good food as well during and after the walks. In addition to this, by meeting Kythirians, you will get to know[…]

The start of Olive Picking Walking Weeks 2018

Next week, our first guests will arrive for the Olive Picking Walking Weeks. They start working in Harry Tzortzopoulos’ olive groves, near beautiful Karavas. After a few picking days and walking days we will visit Potamos’ olive oil factory. It is always a great sensation to see the oil dripping[…]

Kythira’s footpaths go around the world

Recently a very interesting article about the walking opportunities on Kythira was published in ‘Trails around the world’, the magazine of the ‘Worlds Trails Network’ and it describes the old pilgrimage route between Diakofti and Avlemonas where the walker visits the Agios Giorgos Church and the Agia Moni Monastery. This[…]

Third season: Winter Sunday Walks!

In 2016, Pyrgos House and Kythera Hiking took the initiative to organise a walk every Sunday afternoon during the quiet but beautiful winter months (November – March). Every week we chose another place on Kythira to start from, walking together with anyone who loves nature and activity! It is the[…]