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Mesa Vourgo churches opening – 2021

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

Path Clearing Pyrgos House

A new walking path between Katsoulianika and Potamos

In our walking guide ‘Kythira on foot’ you will find 32 walking routes. One of the most popular walks is number 12, a relaxed walk from Potamos through three villages, Zaglanikianika, Lianianika and Logothetianika. This year, we made this route even more pleasant by clearing the old footpath between Katsoulianika[…]

Reunification of the Ionian Islands with Greece

On Friday, 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. Representatives of the local authorities will attend a special liturgy[…]

Kythira on foot walking book

‘Kythira on foot’ – 2021 edition!

This week we will launch the 2021 edition of our walking book ‘Kythira on foot, 32 selected walking routes’ – 60 pages of pure walking fun!! This seventeenth edition is the result of checking all the routes during the winter. The descriptions have been verified and updated as necessary to[…]

Orchids of Kythira

Book launch: Orchids of Kythira

The Kythirian, Stavroula Fatsea, teacher and head of the Gymnasium School in Chora, has a big passion for flora on Kythira. In her spare time she loves to explore every corner of the island. Last week she launched her book ‘Orchids of Kythira’, 230 pages and richly illustrated. It has[…]

Orchid Kythira

Early orchids

Although the wild orchids’ season hasn’t yet started on Kythira, you might have already noticed beautiful early blooming species. Like the Himantoglossum Robertiana, the ‘giant orchid’, and the Ophrys mesaritica (photo). Many other species will follow. Every time you take a walk in February, March and April, you will be[…]

TTV- Kythira’s former local television channel

In the eighties, nineties and up to the beginning of this century, TTV was a household name on Kythira. TTV was founded by Theodoros Travasaros, a postman by profession. In his free time, armed with his video camera, he went everywhere on the island recording as many Kythirian events as[…]

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[…]