Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

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Winter Sunday Walks 2020-2021

Fifth season: Winter Sunday Walks!

This winter, Pyrgos House, in cooperation with Kythera Trails and KIPA, will once again organise the successful Winter Sunday Walks. Every week, until the last Sunday in March 2021, we will choose another place on Kythira to start from, walking together with anyone who loves nature and activity! It is[…]

Kythira green

Kythira is becoming green again

Usually, after a pleasant, warm and dry summer, September brings the first and very welcome rain. A few days later the grass starts to grow giving the island its fresh green radiance. Fragile pink cyclamens appear on roadsides and in fields. From the beginning of October, the heather turns most[…]

Loving Vincent – Chora August 30th

This weekend on Kythira ‘Loving Vincent’, the world’s first fully painted feature film, will be screened. The Oscar nominated film tells the story of Van Gogh’s last days. Sunday August 30th, town square Chora, 9 pm, free admission. You will find more info about ‘Loving Vincent’ at www.lovingvincent.com

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 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[…]