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Oldest Lighthouse in the World Once Stood off the Pelion Peninsula

Few people are aware that the deadly Lefteris Reef located off the coast of the Pelion peninsula in Greece, where many ships have come to grief, was the site of the oldest lighthouse in the world, more ancient even...

The Imposing Lighthouse of Andros, Greece a Symbol of its Glorious Shipping Past

On the Aegean island of Andros, Greece a lighthouse emerges from the water like a strange sea creature is one of the most famous spots on the island. The Tourlitis lighthouse, which is located at the northernmost extreme of the...

Doukáto: The History Behind Lefkada's Dazzling Lighthouse (video)

Throughout its history, the Greek peninsula has been known for its hundreds, if not thousands, lighthouses. One of them, Doukáto, located on the island of Lefkada, has its own unique history and definitely, its own, dazzling beauty. Constructed at the southernmost...

Drone Video Captures Imposing Lighthouse of Greece's Monemvasia

One of the most historic and imposing lighthouses in Greece is located at Monemvasia, in the Peloponnese. Built by the British in 1896 and automated in 1960 the lighthouse has been recently renovated. It sits on an iceberg-like slab of rock,...

Greek Lighthouses Open to Public on Sunday

Greece’s Navy is opening 30 lighthouses around the country to the public on Sunday (August 21) as part of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW). During the day, visitors will be informed about the importance of lighthouses and the...