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Name: Kranai Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Gythion Light

Also known as: Nisis Kranai (Kranais) Light

Nearest Town or City:
Gythion (Gythio, Githio, Gytheio), , Greece

Location: On small island of Kranai (Kranais), southern Peloponessos, Mediterranean Sea.

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Photo: Mike Rice

Managing Organization:
Hydrographic Office of the Hellenic Navy

The island of Kranai (Kranais) is said to be the place where Paris and Helen of Troy spent their first night together.

Tower Height: 75

Height of Focal Plane: 75

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 18 seconds; range 9 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Octagonal masonry tower attached to one-story dwelling.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1873

Date Present Tower Built: 1873

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The island is connected to the rest of the town by a causeway.

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