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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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  • 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 views from the lighthouse! We went during off-season, almost no one there, so got the place almost all to ourselves. There is a lovely family who owns a little roadside eatery near the lighthouse - amazing fruit smoothies & handmade hot dogs that were huge & delicious!

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