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Greek Lighthouses to Welcome the Public on August 18

Doukato lighthouse at Lefkatas cape Photo © Mila Atkovska / Shutterstock

Doukato lighthouse at Lefkatas cape Photo © Mila Atkovska / Shutterstock

Twenty-eight lighthouses in Greece will be open to the public on Sunday, August 18, on the occasion of International Lighthouse Day, the Hellenic Navy has announced.

Papas Lighthouse, Ikaria. Photo © Greek Lighthouses

Papas Lighthouse, Ikaria. Photo © Greek Lighthouses

The International Lighthouse Day is part of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW), an annual event aimed to promote public awareness of lighthouses and their need for preservation and restoration.

Visitors to the Greek lighthouses will have the opportunity to learn all about their contribution to the country’s maritime safety, the significant role of lighthouse keepers and the importance of preserving their cultural heritage.

The lighthouses in the following 28 Greek destinations will be open to the public from 10am to 8pm:

Lighthouse Kranai, Gytheio. Photo © GTP

Lighthouse Kranai, Gytheio. Photo © GTP

  1. Agios Nikolaos – Kea
  2. Akrotiri – Thira
  3. Arkitsa – Fthiotida
  4. Moudari – Kythera
  5. Vrysaki – Lavrio
  6. Gerogombos – Kefalonia
  7. Gourouni – Skopelos
  8. Drepano – Patra
  9. Drepano – Chania
  10. Kassandra – Chalkidiki
  11. Katakolo – Ilia
  12. Keri – Zakynthos
  13. Kranai – Gythio
  14. Megalo Emvolo – Thessaloniki
  15. Melagkavi – Loutraki
  16. Plaka – Lemnos
  17. Korakas – Paros
  18. Kokkinopoulo – Psara
  19. Alexandroupoli – Alexandroupoli
  20. Tainaron – Laconia
  21. Koprena – Arta
  22. Kaki Kefali – Chalkida
  23. Monemvasia – Laconia
  24. Lakkas – Paxos
  25. Vasilina – Evia
  26. Papas – Ikaria
  27. Spathi- Serifos
  28. Doukato – Lefkada
Spathi Lighthouse, Serifos. Photo © Greek Lighthouses

Spathi Lighthouse, Serifos. Photo © Greek Lighthouses

Held on the third full weekend of August each year, the International Lighthouse Day is celebrated by over 500 lighthouses around the world.

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