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Agios Eleftherios Cave

Agios Eleftherios Cave

West of Potamos, in the valley running from the village to the west coast, there is the Agios Eleftherios church, hidden in a big cave. Every time I go to Lykodimou Bay, I have a look at this intriguing cave on the other side of the valley. The small church[…]

Walking Kythira

Preparation for walking season 2021

Next month we will start our preparations for a new and beautiful walking season (March – November). We will check all the routes of our three individual trekking tours: Kythira Walking Tour, Round North and Round South (a total of 400 kilometres!). There will also be a new edition of[…]

Karavas Pyrgos House

Restoration of dams in Karavas’ valley

Around Karavas, a village in North Kythira, there are seven fresh water springs. They are located along a peacefully rippling brook in the green and fertile valley between Progki and Plateia Ammos. The nearby hill slopes were ideal for growing grain, olives, fruits and vegetables. After many villagers left Karavas[…]

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

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[…]