Lighthouses across Greece open to the public this Sunday

lighthouse Chania

lighthouse Chania

If you’re anywhere near water in Greece tomorrow, Sunday 18th of August you might want to go to the nearest lighthouse, as Greece’s navy will be opening to the public more 27 lighthouses around the country, as part of the annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend.

This is an event organised on the third full weekend of August each year and celebrated by over 400 lighthouses around the world.

Visitors will be let 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.

According to the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW), the event which began in 1998 attracts over 500 lighthouse entries located in over 40 countries.

In Greece, the following lighthouses will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday (shown alphabetically by general area, followed by specific location):

·    Alexandroupoli area: Alexandroupoli
·    Arta: Koprena
·    Cephalonia: Gerogombos
·    Chalkida: Kaki Kefali
·    Chalkidiki: Kassandra
·    Chania, Crete: Drepano
·    Evia: Vassilina
·    Fthiotida (facing Evia): Arkitsa
·    Gythio: Kranai
·    Ikaria: Pappas
·    Ilia: Katakolo
·    Kea (or Tzia): Agios Nikolaos
·    Kythira: Moudari
·    Laconia: Tenaro
·    Laconia: Monemvasia
·    Lavrio: Vrysaki
·    Limnos: Plaka
·    Loutraki: Melangavi
·    Paros: Korakas
·    Patra: Drepano
·    Paxi Islands: Lakka
·    Psara: Kokkinopoulo
·    Serifos: Spathi
·    Skopelos: Gourouni
·    Thera (or Santorini): Akrotiri
·    Thessaloniki: Megalo Emvolo
·    Zakynthos: Keri