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If you’re anywhere near water in Greece on Sunday 18th of August, you must go to the nearest lighthouse as Greece’s navy will be opening twenty-eight lighthouses to the public, as part of the annual International Lighthouse Day.

This annual event aims to promote public awareness of lighthouses and their need for preservation and restoration.

More than 500 lighthouses around the world will be partaking in the International Lighthouse Day.

Visitors to the various lighthouses in Greece will be allowed in during the day where they 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:

  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

*Source: GTPHeadlines


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