Greek Lighthouses Open to the Public today
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On Sunday, August 21, International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend 2022 kicks off with amazing Greek locations opening to visitors.
According to the news from Greek Reporter, the lighthouses will be welcoming visitors from 10 am to 8 pm. Visitors will get wonderfully informative guidance and learn about the contribution of lighthouses to navigational safety as well as their significance in terms of cultural heritage.
The lighthouses that will open to the public include:
Ag. Nikolaos – Kea island Akrotiri – Santorini island Arkitsa – Fthiotis Mudari – Kythira island Vrysaki – Lavrio Fiscardo – Kefalonia island Gourouni – Skopelos island Drepano – Chania, on the island of Crete Kastri – Othoni island Keri – Zakynthos island Skinari – Zakynthos island Kranai – Gythio Megalo Embolo – Thessaloniki Melagavi – Loutraki Plaka – Lemnos island Koraka – Paros island Kokinopoulo – Psara island Port of Alexandroupolis Tenaro – Laconia Koprena – Arta Kaki Kefali – Chalkida Monemvasia – Laconia Lakkas – Paxi island Vasilina – Evia island Pappa – Ikaria island Spathi – Serifos island Doukato – Lefkada island Katakolo – Ilia
The Lighthouse Authority of the Hellenic Navy lists a network of lighthouses extending 18,400 km along the coasts of Greece. In all, there are some 1,297 searchlights maintained by the Lighthouse Authority.
The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) is an annual event held on the 3rd full weekend of August each year, celebrating International Lighthouse Day. It was the brainchild of John Forsyth and Mike Dalrymple, who were members of the Ayr Amateur Radio Group in Scotland, and founded the initiative in 1998.