Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

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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 Monday August 13th, from 7 pm to 10 pm, the wonderful Byzantine churches in Mesa Vourgo (the medieval district of Chora) will be open[…]

Panigiria 2018

The first banners advertising the summer festivals, the panigiria, have been spotted again, signalling the start of the Kythirian summer 2018. Kato Livadi is this year’s kick-off: Saturday, August 4th, from 9pm onwards with live music, dance, food and drinks. Don’t miss it because it’s great fun to dance the[…]

Agia Sofia Cave Mylopotamos is open!

This week, the impressive Agia Sofia Cave near Mylopotamos – Kato Chora opened again. Until the beginning of September, you can visit the cave daily from 11 am to 6 pm (except on Wednesday). Last tour starts at 5.30 pm. Your visit to the cave can easily be combined with[…]

Apricot time

It is mid-June, the time of year when the apricots ripen. It is obvious that 2018 is a good apricot year. In the trees, many branches are hanging down to the ground because of the profusion of apricots. Sometimes there is even a broken branch, because of the weight. Our[…]

Summer 2018 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 this week 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[…]

Artichokes from Kythira

During a walk over the island this month (May), you will see many artichokes in the vegetable gardens. The Kythirians are proud of the typical way of cooking these vegetables. Not boiled in water, as the French do, but grilled on the bbq or in the oven. The preparation goes[…]

Group walking holiday 2018

We are currently guiding the guests who participate in our Group walking holiday: 10 days of hiking pleasure, discovering the green and flowery Kythira. Every day we explore a different part of the island, from north to south. As far as I am concerned, the highlights until today are: the[…]

Myrtidiotissa icon procession

An especially important event for Kythera is the so called “Gira” (procession) of the icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa which started on the afternoon of Easter Monday. Leaving the church of Estavromenos (Crucified Christ) in Chora, the procession visits almost all the villages of Kythera . This is a very impressive[…]

‘Kythira on foot’ – 2018 edition!

Tomorrow we will launch the 2018 edition of our walking book ‘Kythira on foot, 32 selected walking routes’. This fourteenth edition is the result of checking all the routes during the winter. The descriptions have been verified and updated as necessary to ensure you have the most enjoyable walks on[…]

Short film, made by pupils of the Lykeio – Kythira

Every now and then you find something on the internet that merits a bit more attention. Like the short film ‘World Mad’, made in 2016 by pupils of the Lykeio in Chora (higher classes secondary school). The film won an award at the Olympia International Film Festival for Children and[…]