Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

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Kythira Trail Maintenance Week

Scoop: The Kythira Trail Maintenance Weeks 2020

In cooperation with Kythera Trails, Pyrgos House is organizing Kythira’s first Trail Maintenance Weeks in March and October 2020. We are intending to continue this event on a yearly basis because Kythira is on its way to becoming Greece’s number one walking destination. Dates: March 23rd – 30th 2020 (we[…]

Kythira’s Wild Orchids Holiday – April 2020

In cooperation with Avlemonas Spring Festival, Pyrgos House is organizing Kythira’s Wild Orchids Holiday, April 5th – 12th 2020. Kythira has 723 different plant varieties, of which 48 species are endemic to Greece and 5 exclusively found on Kythira. On the island there are about 60 species of wild orchids,[…]

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 - Kastro

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[…]