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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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  • We visited here in a hire car while visiting the Akrotiri prehistoric site, but actually spent nearly as much time here as we did there. There is a small car park a short walk up to the lighthouse... 
    We visited here in a hire car while visiting the Akrotiri prehistoric site, but actually spent nearly as much time here as we did there. There is a small car park a short walk up to the lighthouse...  more »
  • Place is not so crowded like Oia. Sufficient space to sit down and have a picknick. Kioskfor cold drinks available. 
    Place is not so crowded like Oia. Sufficient space to sit down and have a picknick. Kioskfor cold drinks available.  more »
  • Weve bin there also at night and it was fab. Sometimes some vessels crossing and pictures of the lighthous in the dark are very special. 
    Weve bin there also at night and it was fab. Sometimes some vessels crossing and pictures of the lighthous in the dark are very special.  more »
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  • It's a very interesting perspective of the island. There a small parking near the spot. If you go there with the car in busy season you won't find a place. So there is another parking a few hundred meters first. There is also a small 'food truck' where you can eat or drink something... very nice.
  • Beautiful spot to walk around (watch your footing!) and take pictures from the south of the island. The lighthouse itself was not open. Beware of the tourists on quads who like to drive right up to the site and the taxis backing up down the road. Park at the little parking spot on the right and walk the last 100 meters.
  • Lovely views of the edge of Santorini from this lighthouse. It’s a bit remote and definitely one of those places you need to watch your step. Pretty steep fall if you’re not careful and then you really get a close up view of the sea! Wasn’t much of a rush when we visited and I’d recommend a trip here
  • Beautiful sunset and interesting place. A different crowd here than in Oia. Mostly couples. Super quiet and almost sacred as people wait for the sun to drop. As the last pin-dot of light disappeared, the crowd broke into applause. There’s a little snack shack nearby where you can buy drinks and food.
  • Great viewpoint! Parking is just 100m down the road and easy walk up the hill to view the lighthouse. There was also a little snack caravan (we didn’t get anything).

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