Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

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[…]

Minoan Graves

On Wednesday I went for another walk with Alekos Kastrissios, this time around Paleopoli and Kokkinochorafa. Although we had to find shelter from some very heavy rain, we saw some stunning sights. Alekos is unbeatable: seemingly totally overgrown paths can’t stop him and steep cliffs are peanuts. It’s incredible what[…]

Surprising Diakofti

Last Wednesday, in preparation for the new hiking season, I walked together with Alekos Kastrissios through and around Diakofti, Kythira’s port village. Alekos, born and raised in Kastrisianika, is now retired and lives in Diakofti. He walks a lot and he likes to share his love for the island and[…]

The Grand Finale

We are back again from Istanbul. The city is really beautiful. What culture! what vivacity! what nice people! Unfortunately, our dance group visit was shorter than planned. Due to a nation wide strike in Greece, we and most other groups arrived one day later. Therefore, the festival organisers had to[…]

We also dance…

Apart from walking on Kythira, we are dancing a lot as well. For the past few years I have been going to the Agia Pelagia Dance Group. Twice a week, we have rehearsals where we learn traditional dances from all over Greece. We perform quite regularly at (village) festivals and,[…]