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 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,[…]

Our successful cooking workshop starts again

Next week, we will start our weekly cooking workshop. Under the guidance of Chrysoula you will learn the secrets of Greek cuisine. You will be cooking with vegetables and herbs all picked that same morning from Chrysoula’s garden, fresh and organic. During the workshop, Chrysoula will tell you more about[…]

Dance lessons during your holiday on Kythira

Tomorrow, we will start our Greek dancing lessons for beginners and for more advanced dancers. The teacher, Vangelis, will teach you several Kythirian dances. It is great fun to join the Greeks dancing at one of the many village festivals… As many people have requested, we have found a more[…]

‘Kythira on foot’ – 2019 edition!

Tomorrow we will launch the 2019 edition of our walking book ‘Kythira on foot, 32 selected walking routes’. This fifteenth 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[…]

The start of walking season 2019!

Pyrgos House Walking Season starts this week. Yesterday, our first hikers arrived on the island for the Kythira Walking Tour – our 9 day self-guided independent walking tour over the whole island, along 7 routes with a total length of more than 150 kilometres. Apart from walking the standard routes,[…]