During our 2021 trip to Greece we visited the Akrotiri lighthouse in Santorini, Greece. Located at the southwest tip of the island, this lighthouse is a beauty. This year we again rented a dune buggy and this light house was on our must visit list.
Akrotiri lighthouse is easy to find on the southwestern tip of Santorini, Greece. Less than 20 miles from the main town of Fira, it takes about 25 minutes to drive there.
We parked to the side of the lighthouse and it was just a short walk up. Note that in front of the light house are large rocks and the path is a dirt path, although people were walking all around the area. With this in mind, make sure you step carefully.
The Akrotiri lighthouse sets up on a rectangular building and is all white with dark trim. In fact, the lighthouse caretaker lived there years ago. A very impressive site with an equally impressive view as it sits on a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea. Built in 1892 it is still operational and if you are passing it at night you will see a white light shining every 10 seconds from it’s tower.
The views are also spectacular from this area. I have heard this is also a great spot for sunset.
Behind the lighthouse and up a hill, you will find a small cave feature in the rocks. There is also a natural window in the cave that you can view the sea from.
To reach this area, walk up the stairs next to the small snack area and also follow the path. Note also that it is very windy here!
As always, we enjoyed our time in Santorini, Greece and the Akrotiri lighthouse was actually a highlight. Not to mention, the views alone are worth stopping for!
Follow me on Instagram!!!!
Follow these Links for more posts of my 2021 Greece Vacay:
Links to our 2018 and also 2019 Trip can be found in this post:
Diary of a Gen-X recommendations for hotels, restaurants, & tours are based on our own experiences. We do not receive compensation for recommending at any of these nor are we affiliates of any hotels, restaurants, or tours. The only hotels & restaurants we recommend are places we stay which are clean, comfortable, and also provide exceptional hospitality.