Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

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[…]

Agios Ioannis stis Agriolies

Last Sunday we visited Agios Ioannis stis Agriolies. This little church is beautifully located on a hill top between Lourantianika and Xeroniamata / Kalamos. During previous walks, I quite often passed the church and enjoyed the stunning views from there. Sitting on one of the walls around the grounds you[…]

Group Walking Holiday April 19th – 29th 2018 is guaranteed!

We are happy to announce that enough participants have signed up for our next Group Walking Holiday (arrival on April 19th, departure on April 29th). There is still limited space however for a few more active walkers. We invite you to have a look at this page for the programme[…]

Surprising Fratsia

For me, Fratsia has always been an intriguing village, with its huge empty town square, impressive mansions and many farms. During our Winter Sunday Walk last Sunday, we had the opportunity to get to know Fratsia even better. For a time it was the island’s capital because of its central[…]