Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece


Trail maintenance

Kythira’s Trail Maintenance Week March 2022 is fully booked

Guests who joined our Olive Picking Week in November became so enthusiastic after hearing our stories about the Trail Maintenance Week (end of October) that they immediately booked for the next Trail Maintenance Week, end of March 2022. With their participation, this week in early spring is now already fully[…]

Winter Sunday Walk

Sixth 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 2022, we will choose another place on Kythira to start from, walking together with anyone who loves nature and activity! It is[…]

Mesa Vourgo - Kastro

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[…]