The charismatic little Tourlitis Lighthouse is beautifully perched on the islet of Tourlitis, a chunk of rock opposite the harbor at Chora, on Andros Island. The lighthouse is situated about 200 meters out to sea. This is Greece’s first modern lighthouse and the most striking lighthouse in the world. A flight of stairs carved into the rocks leads to the lighthouse.
The Tourlitis Lighthouse is the only Greek lighthouse built entirely by Greeks, as well as the country’s sole wave-swept rock sentinel visible in the midst of severe seas. This is the first automatic lighthouse in the Greek light housing system, as the lighthouse keeper doesn’t really reside there. History tells us that the first lighthouse here was built in 1897.
However, it was destroyed after the Second World War, and a simple scaffold tower was erected on Tourlitis. The present lighthouse is a striking replica of the original and was built in the 1990s at the expense of Alexandros Goulandris, an oil tycoon from Andros Island. Goulandris and his wife dedicated the lighthouse in memory of their deceased daughter, Violanda.
Therefore, walk the iconic light to light walk in and sleep comfortably with incredible views along the wilderness coast. Experience firsthand the incredible regeneration of coastal wilderness after the Black Summer fires.
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Tourlitis Lighthouse
Tourlitis Lighthouse
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