In cooperation with Avlemonas Spring Festival, Pyrgos House is organizing Kythira’s Wild Orchids Holiday, April 5th – 12th 2020.
Kythira has 723 different plant varieties, of which 48 species are endemic to Greece and 5 exclusively found on Kythira. On the island there are about 60 species of wild orchids, like the Orchis italica, Vermeulenia papilionacea var. aegea, Ophrys tenthredinifera subsp. ulyssea, Serapias orientalis, Neotinea tridentata, Ophrys calypsus, Anacamptis pyramidalis var. brachystachys.
During this Wild Orchids Holiday you will explore a different area of the island every day. Experienced Greek orchids specialists will show you the way along unpaved roads, rocky footpaths and through fields. These pleasant walks will be combined with visits to monasteries, churches, villages and a traditional pottery workshop. Of course there will be enough time for a lunch at the village kafeneion or a picnic in a field full of wild flowers.
Celebrate springtime on Kythira, be thrilled by the stunning variety of flowers and the fragrances of many herbs. Enjoy every step on the island!
We look forward to welcoming you to Kythira!