Greek navy to light up the nation

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If you’re anywhere near water and presumably in Greece, you might want to go to the nearest lighthouse- even if you’re not swaying in a boat.

On the 21st of this month, Greece’s navy will be opening to the public more than 20 lighthouses around the country, as part of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend.

Visitors will be allowed in during the day where they will be guided through and educated on the importance of lighthouses and the other nautical aids in navigation, as well as the contribution made by lighthouse-keepers.

Opening hours are from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at the following lighthouses:

  1. Aghios Nikolaos, Kea
  2. Akrotiri, Santorini
  3. Arkitsa, Fthiotida
  4. Avlida, Boeotia
  5. Vasilina, Evia
  6. Vrysaki, Lavrio
  7. Gerogombos, Kefalonia
  8. Gourouni, Skopelos
  9. Drepano, Achaia
  10. Drepano, Chania
  11. Cassandra, Halkidiki
  12. Katakolo, Ilia
  13. Keri, Zakynthos
  14. Kranai, Gythio
  15. Lakka, Paxi
  16. Megalo Emvolo, Thessaloniki
  17. Melangavi, Loutraki
  18. Plaka, Limnos
  19. Skinari, Zakynthos
  20. Sousaki, Korinthia
GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.