Hydrographic Office of the Hellenic Navy
It was once believed that this location was the end of the western world, and that it was a door into the underworld. The priests of Apollo's temple would leap from the cliff, as did those hoping to cure certain ailments. The most famous leaper was the poet Sappho, who leaped to put an end to her life out of unrequited love for a man.
Tower Height: 49
Height of Focal Plane: 229
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds; range 24 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White cylindrical concrete tower on dwelling.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1890
Date Present Tower Built: 1890
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
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