In the charming traditional village of Akrotiri, you will find the renowned lighthouse of Santorini. In fact, the Lighthouse of Akrotiri is among the oldest lighthouses in Greece as well as it is considered as the best lighthouse in the Cyclades. Its whitewashed walls along with its advantageous position, right above the sea on the edge of the cliff, make it an extraordinary attraction suitable to watch the idyllic sunset.
As regards its history, the lighthouse was manufactured by a famous French company during the year 1982. In the past, the lighthouse used to operate with petrol fuel, but from 1988 it became automatic.
Akrotiri Lighthouse is built in a beautiful place and it is surrounded by sea, making it the perfect setting in order to admire the famous sunset of Santorini. Without a doubt, you can visit it during the dusk, so you will have the opportunity to watch the magical colours of the sunset. This unique landscape along with the breathtaking view that it offers, overlooking at the blue Aegean Sea, will absolutely captivate you!
We would definitely recommend you to give it a shot! All the way to the lighthouse offers incredible vistas of the island and the Aegean Sea. Not miss to make some stops and take some pictures, as the place is a perfect spot for photo-shooting! On top of that, near the lighthouse, you can find several traditional taverns where you can relax with your company and enjoy delicious fresh fish and seafood dishes!
How to access the Lighthouse of Akrotiri
The lighthouse is located at the village of Akrotiri, 15 kilometres away from the capital of Santorini.
Private Transfer: Akrotiri is easily accessible by road, so you can either rent a car or book a private transfer. We recommend you to take the second option, and book a taxi or minibus, dependent on your specifications. If you are looking for a reliable transfer in Santorini, Kamari Tours Excursions can guarantee you the best ride! Do not hesitate to pre-book your transfer online and enjoy hassle-free transportation to the destinations of your interest.
16 km from the airport (Kamari)
13 km from port (Athinios)
15 km from capital (Fira)
12 km from Perissa beach