Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

‘Kythira on foot’ – 2015 edition has been published!

Today we will finish the final details of the 2015 edition of our walking guide ‘Kythira on foot’. During the winter months we have walked all the routes and in addition to minor adjustments, we have made the routes even more interesting and attractive by improving and elaborating on them.[…]


This weekend all attention is focused on the carnival! To get in the mood, this evening there is a Carnival Ball in Agia Pelagia, followed by one in Avlemonas tomorrow evening. The traditional parade will be on Sunday afternoon, in Potamos. Afterwards, children will dance the colourful ‘gaitanaki’ (a dance[…]

Sun with teeth

Again, next week, Kythira will be in the grip of a cold front coming from the Balkans. Fortunately, the weather here is actually not too bad, especially compared to other areas in Greece where they are suffering from snow and flooding. The days on Kythira are cold but mainly sunny.[…]

Too beautiful to describe…

Last week, for the new 2015 edition, I rechecked two walks from the book ‘Kythira on foot’: the route through the forested hills around Karavas and the one starting at Panagia Orphani Monastery, near Mylopotamos. Again, I have discovered new paths and both walks will be even more beautiful than[…]

Kythira on the map

During the Hike and Bike Show last weekend in Amsterdam, the Pyrgos House stand had many visitors. Together with Janneke, Jeannette and Jaap (real Kythira- and hiking lovers) we talked about the walking programmes and our new excursions. The Olive Picking Walking Weeks and the Walking Group Holiday were favourites.[…]

Olive oil workshop

Have you ever been curious about making olive oil soap? Or do you want to improve your Greek cooking skills? Then you should join one of our inspiring excursions and workshops. Click here to see the 2015 programme. Pyrgos House shows you the real Kythira! Enjoy every moment of it.[…]

New: Olive picking walking weeks

Of course, November seems a long way ahead but we want to kindle your interest for this special month in which the Greeks will be harvesting their olives. Have you ever been curious about how to pick olives? Do you want to experience Kythira’s stunningly beautiful autumn? Do you like[…]

Olympic Air summer schedule 2015

Olympic Air has published its summer schedule (April – October) for domestic flights between Athens and Kythira. On some days (Friday and Sunday) you can arrive in Athens from abroad in time to catch the same day’s flight to Kythira. Nearly every day, it is possible to travel from Kythira[…]

Bike and Hike Travel Show 2015

This year, Pyrgos House will be present again at the Bike and Hike Travel Show, RAI Amsterdam on January 31st and February 1st (Amsterdam). Visit our stand (2E29) and sample the atmosphere of beautiful Kythira. We will be happy to inform you about our walking programs and our new excursions[…]

Churches around Potamos

One of my favourite short walks around Potamos is the one to Agios Stefanos Church. We went there yesterday, accompanied by a gentle drizzle interrupted by powerful sunshine. Agios Stefanos is beautifully located on a hill top, north-west of the village. The panoramic views of the west coast and Mani[…]