Lighthouse Melagavi

By: Anthony Ayiomamitis


Region: Europe

Site: Loutraki - Greece

Date: 2015 July 18

From the photographer: "With a coastline which measures 13,676 kilometers, Greece has the largest coastline in Europe and the eleventh largest in the world. As a result, the large number of lighthouses which characterize the extended Greek coastline should come as no surprise and which number 120 traditional lighthouses with an average age of about two hundred years whereas the total number exceeds 1300 when various types of (modern) lighthouses are considered. The lighthouse at Cape Melagavi lies 150 kilometers west of Athens and on the eastern side of the Corinthian Gulf coastline as one approaches Loutraki. It first started operation in 1897 and is dominated by a 13-meter tall stone tower with thickness 0.7 meters and which includes a lit dome. The rotating light from the dome is characterized with a period of 10 seconds with visibility reaching 19 nautical miles." Anthony Ayiomamitis,

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