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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  • Were rather random to sunset there. Located at the end of the island. Unfortunately, the lighthouse is closed. Great views of the volcanic islands and great sunset. Better to park at the parking lot in front
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  • This Lighthouse deserves the detour it offers a view of the volcano and the caldera that comes out of the known clichés. Deserves a getaway
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  • Parking on time, because times is difficult here. After a few minutes of scrambling you come to the lighthouse. You don't see more than the picture. There is a fence around it. Want and dare to scramble, descend to the westernmost tip for beautiful pictures.
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  • Active lighthouse at the southeastern tip of the island. No access to the building when we went. Appeal was the view of the entire island beyond the lighthouse; on the rocks. If staying for sunset, consider roads are not lit at night and access via car involves inclines (when driving in the dark). Parking is limited at base of the access road.
  • One of the best places to see a sunset in Santorini. There aren't a lot of tourists there which is a great advantage. The view is magical. It is quite windy though so I recommend taking a jacket and a blanket.
  • This place is super beautiful. Go here for the sunset. It’s easy to reach bu car and there is parking.
  • One of the best views to see the whole Santorini:) My friend and I parked 10-15 mins away from the lighthouse and enjoyed a quiet and peaceful walk among the coastline. It’s just simply amazing.
  • I went to this place thinking I was going to gwt into the lighthouse but I don't even know if that is possible because it was closed so I got a little disappointed. But the view there and the little trip was really good.
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