Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

From the Blog

Guided Walks Kythira Pyrgos House

The last Walking Tour participants for 2019

This week the last trekking guests for 2019 arrived. They are doing a 15 day tailor made walking programme. When they leave, Pyrgos House walking season that started mid-March comes to an end. This year we welcomed more trekkers and more participants to our guided walks and excursions than ever[…]

The romantic story of Pyrgos House

Last week, unexpectedly, Christina Curley visited us. Christina is a granddaughter of the Kythirian Stamatoula Chlambea and the New Zealander Ivan Curley. Ivan, a soldier in the 22nd Battalion (New Zealand) during the Second World War, was wounded at the Battle of Crete (1941). He was taken to Potamos, Kythira.[…]

Seminar “Green Flag Trails Kythira”

From October 4th to 11th on Kythira there will be a seminar “Green Flag Trails”. This international seminar will be the first one organised in Europe and Kythira will be become an official member of Green Flag Trails’ worldwide network of footpaths. At the seminar there will be participants from:[…]

James Fardoulys

James Nicholas Fardoulys – a remarkable story

Last week I organized a guided walk through Potamos for the Australian family Fardoulys. They wanted to find out more about the village where their grandfather (papous) James was born in 1900. During the walk they told me James’ story who, at the age of 14 years, emigrated to Australia.[…]

Mesa Vourgo churches opening

One of the biggest celebrations of the Greek Orthodox Church is on August 15th, the day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. This year on Tuesday August 13th, from 7 pm to 10 pm, the wonderful Byzantine churches in Mesa Vourgo (the medieval district of Chora) will be open[…]

Panigiria Kythira 2019

The first banners advertising the summer festivals, the panigiria, have been spotted again, signalling the start of the Kythirian summer 2019. Avlemonas is this year’s kick-off: Saturday, June 22nd, from 9pm onwards with music, dance, food and drinks. Don’t miss it because it’s great fun to dance the Karavitikos, the[…]

Summer 2019 Potamos music events

Potamos central square will be the place where local musicians perform free live music events throughout the summer. As in previous years, starting tomorrow until the end of September, a small festival will be held every Friday night. Combine your night out with food, drink and the chance to listen[…]

Allcomers Music String Orchestra

We received this press release from the Allcomers Music String Orchestra that is visiting Kythira this week: This is an invitation to a concert this Wednesday in Potamos given by the tutors of our annual Allcomers Music String Orchestra course. This is also to invite you to our end-of-course concert[…]

Reunification of the Ionian Islands with Greece

On Tuesday, May 21st, we celebrate the return of the Ionian Islands (Eptanissa), which includes Kythira, to the Greek state. On May 21st 1864, the British, having ruled the Eptanissa from 1809, ceded the islands to the new Greek king, George I. The President of the Hellenic Republic and representatives[…]

Osios Theodoros – the patron saint of Kythira

Every year on the 12th of May, Kythira commemorates the death of Osios Theodoros, the patron saint of the island. It is a local festival that attracts many visitors to the small monastery of Agios Theodoros, south of Potamos. Osios Theodoros was born at the end of the 9th century,[…]