Akrotiri LightHouse, Akrotiri

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#4 of 10 in Historic Sites in Santorini
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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  • By far the best place to see the Sunset in Santorini, Far better than the crowded, touristic "Sunset in Oia". Will take some rock climbing and walking though to enjoy it.
  • Lighthouse was locked off, no idea if it is unlocked earlier in the day, but the sunset is pretty incredible if a little busy.
  • Must visit place when in Santorini. Please spend half an hour and enjoy splendid view of sea from this place
  • Beautiful sight but caution needed when walking around the lighthouse area. A small hill can be climbed behind the lighthouse to have a highpoint view of lighthouse and surrounding waters.
  • Great view! Hard to find parking near though.

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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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