Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

Mesa Vourgo - Kastro

Mesa Vourgo churches opening – 2020

This year on Wednesday August 12th, from 7 pm to 10 pm, the wonderful Byzantine churches in Mesa Vourgo (the medieval district of Chora) will be open for visitors. The churches, which are still privately owned, will be lit by candles and it’s a great opportunity to see the beautiful[…]

Agios Nikolaos Excursion Kapsali

An unforgettable day-excursion on a traditional ship from 1947

This summer the ‘Agios Nikolaos’ is moored in Kapsali. The ship was built in 1947 at the famous Psarros wharf in Piraeus. It sailed for decades as a fishing boat all over the Mediterranean. Nowadays, there are only four of this special kind of ship left. Captain Dimitris Paraskevopoulos and[…]

Agios Ioannis in the Cliff

Agios Ioannis in the cliff

According to oral tradition, Saint John the Evangelist started writing the ‘Apocalypse’ on Kythira but he was exiled to the island of Patmos, where he completed his work. Above Kapsali, in the steep cliff face, is the cave where Saint John lived. In later years, a small church was built[…]

Walking Kythira

Countless walking opportunities

We don’t have to convince you that Kythira is a unique and versatile walking island. With the Covid-19-restrictions during the last months, we weren’t able to do a lot of our work… So we went for more walks. It is astonishing to discover that the island has so much more[…]

Potamos Agios Spyridonas

Potamos’ seven churches

Nowadays, Potamos is one parish, with the main church of Panagia Ilariotissa located near the town square. Until the 1960s however, there were 7 parishes, each with its own church: Agioi Anargyroi, Agios Ioannis, Agia Triada, Agios Spiridonas, Panagia Pantanassa, Agios Giorgos, Panagia Ilariotissa. By doing our one-hour round walk[…]

Agios Vlassios

‘Kythira on foot’ – 2020 edition!

This week we will launch the 2020 edition of our walking book ‘Kythira on foot, 32 selected walking routes’ – 56 pages of pure walking fun!! This sixteenth edition is the result of checking all the routes during the winter. The descriptions have been verified and updated as necessary to[…]

Bike and Hike Travel Show Utrecht

Bike and Hike Travel Show 2020, in the Netherlands

This year, Pyrgos House will be present again at the Bike and Hike Travel Show in Utrecht (The Netherlands), Jaarbeurs on February 28th – March 1st (stand 4.C.31). Visit our stand and sample the atmosphere of beautiful Kythira. We will be happy to inform you about our walking programs and[…]

Wild Orchids Holiday

The Wild Orchids Holiday is approaching…

At the end of November 2019, we announced the Wild Orchids Holiday that we are organizing, April 5th – 12th, in cooperation with the Avlemonas Spring Festival. The first participants are signed in and all guides and speakers have been invited. It promises to be a very interesting and varied[…]

Group Walking Holiday

Group Walking Holiday April 13th – 23rd 2020 is guaranteed!

We are happy to announce that enough participants have signed up for our next Group Walking Holiday (arrival on April 13th, departure on April 23rd). There is still limited space however for a few more active walkers. We invite you to have a look at this page for the program[…]

Greek language course Kythira

New: Greek language course on Kythira

Finally… from 2020 you can join our Greek language course on Kythira. What will give you more fun than learning the Greek language during a relaxing holiday on Kythira? Having a simple conversation in Greek with the waiter in the taverna, the taxi driver, your hotel owner or with the[…]