Akrotiri LightHouse, Akrotiri

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One of the oldest lighthouses in Greece, Akrotiri LightHouse still stands as a sentinel on Santorini. A French trading company built the square structure in 1892 and operated it with oil, but the beacon switched to electricity in 1988. Wear closed-toed shoes to safely climb the rocky hill, and when you're finished, consider a meal at one of the surrounding fish taverns. Bring your camera to take advantage of the many photo ops here, which are especially gorgeous at sunset. Using our international travel planner, Akrotiri attractions like Akrotiri LightHouse can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It was a beautiful place, indeed! If you go to Santorini I absolutely recommend seeing it. From under the lighthouse you have a fabulous view!
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  • We visited the lighthouse for the sunset, the place is very impressive especially when you sit on the rocks at sunset! Before the lighthouse there is a large open space where you can park.
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  • Rented the quod had to finish right howfar before delivery and after visiting a bit around the island we went up to this lighthouse ... After seeing many nice things I would say anything that ... just a panorama beauty still lower than other parts of the island
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  • You can't go in the lighthouse itself (which is still in use), but there are trails around it that give you a beautiful view across the caldera and out to sea. We were there a bit too early for the sunset, but it looked like a great spot to see it. Off season it's fairly quiet, but there aren't many parking spots so get there early if you're driving.
  • Would had been great id it wouldn't had been cloudy. Apart of that if you want to go to see the sunset is a great location
  • "The best sunset place" commented by local people
  • Great place to see sunset. Definitely need to rent a car but quieter than the spot in Oia area.
  • What a fun climb. We watched the most beautiful sunset at the top.

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Where to stay in Akrotiri

For easy access to the area's volcanic beaches and famed archaeological sites, book your stay just a short drive from Akrotiri. A string of affordable inns and small hotels surrounding this village provide air-conditioned rooms with views of Santorini's volcanic caldera. Travelers wishing to indulge themselves while on the island can explore Akrotiri's private villas, offering access to outdoor swimming pools and private terraces, ideal for hosting small parties and sunset dinners.
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