This page covers lighthouses of the many Greek islands of the central and eastern Aegean Sea. These islands fall into three broad groups. First, the Cyclades include a large number of smaller islands north of Crete and southeast of Athens. Second, there are the larger islands lying off the Turkish coast in the northeastern Aegean, including Lesbos, Chios, and Samos. Finally, the Dodecanese Islands include the large island of Rhodes and many smaller islands of the southeastern Aegean. The Cyclades and Dodecanese were formerly prefectures within the region of the South Aegean; Lemnos, Lesbos, Chios, Samos, and Ikaria are regional units (counties) within the region of the North Aegean.
Crete has a separate page. The Sporades, islands located in the northwestern corner of the Aegean, are included on the Northern Greece page. Kithera and Antikithera, located at the southwestern entrance to the Aegean, are included on the Southern Greece page.
The modern Greek nation is a relatively recent creation. After several centuries of rule by the Ottoman Turks, southern Greece won its independence in a bitter struggle during the 1820s. The new Greek nation controlled the Cyclades, but none of the other islands of the Aegean. They were added at various times, as indicated in the notes below for the different island groups.
The Greek word for a lighthouse, pháros or fáros (φάρος), is the root for the words for lighthouse in many Western European languages. In Greek, nisis is an island, akra is a cape or headland, kolpós is a bay or gulf.
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jhm (128073) 2013-08-15 3:47
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
You took these picture out of the height with a fantastic result.
The big rock cares for a wonderful panoramic view about these area.
You may, more of these images show, splendid to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Sergiom (45527) 2013-08-15 4:31
Un très beau cadrage vertical qui apporte beaucoup de profondeur à l'ensemble. Par contre le bateau au large est un brin flou. L'ensemble jouit d'une très belle luminosité surtout au niveau des rochers.
Didi (51327) 2013-08-15 8:42
Nice dominant point of view with good summer lights ambiance
Interesting lines perpendicular between the lighthouse and the ship's wake
tedesse (24006) 2013-08-16 11:40
Wonderful seaside landscape!
Good POV and composition, nice colors.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-08-16 17:31
A magnificent vertical, an extraordinary view to the ocean, this is the smallest lighthouse I have ever seen but is beautiful and it makes your composition fascinating!!
summer is still here...
adramad (30951) 2013-08-17 8:24
A wonderful composition with the rugged cliffs and the lighthouse image, overlooking the beautiful sea, where the presence of the ship, put a touch fantastic.
Ideal very naural palette.
Very good light and crisp.
Enjoy the weekend.
Sonata11 (31245) 2013-08-17 8:53
wonderfully capture this seascape with the lighthouse. Colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and DOF as well great. It is pleasure to look at. Tfs. Great job. I like it.
Best regards and have a great Sunday, Barbara
ourania (18704) 2013-08-17 9:37
μια πανέμορφη καλοκαιρινή εικόνα γεμάτη φως και υπέροχα χρώματα. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ ο τρόπος που παρουσιάζεις τον φάρο μέσα σε ένα σωστά επιλεγμένο κάθετο κάδρο, σε μια σύνθεση με εξαιρετική ισορροπία και βάθος. Το ευρύτερο σκηνικό είναι πολύ ενδιαφέρον και οι υφές του είναι θαυμάσιες. Το καραβάκι είναι ιδανικά τοποθετημένο στη σύνθεση και μου θυμίζει να σου πω ότι υπάρχει συγκοινωνία μεταξύ Σάμου και Λέρου! Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
npecanhuk (56372) 2013-08-17 12:42
Although I miss a bit more of sharpness and contrast, that place is very beautiful and I really enjoy the chosen pov and composition! Colors and light also pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
abmdsudi (32515) 2013-08-18 5:22
A scenic coastal scape with the light house to catch the attention. Compo is excellent and much details in the surrounding rock formation with attractive fg but the deep blue sea lifts the shot so superbly in a rather bright lighting. Great work, Congrats
eldancer1 (20824) 2013-08-18 9:00
I hope the sailors pay attention to this lighthouse, those rocks look very dangerous especially in a storm. Great pov and good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
UlfE (14140) 2013-08-20 1:02
A really fine composition. The vertical format is perfect and the passing boat makes the scene a little more vivid. Good timing with this. Nice natural colours. TFS and have a nice day!
Miguel82 (14526) 2013-08-22 11:17
Hope you spent good holidays in Samos
Thanks for your comment, this is a nice pov of that little cap with fine colors, an excellent nature image
Have a nice evening
jurek1951 (37040) 2013-08-22 23:40
great view with spectacular composition, the colours and lights are very nice, the POV is splendid, Tfs
Graal (92174) 2013-08-23 3:00
interesting and very nice place here. Fine view of lighthouse. Good colors and vertical format. Attractive bonus in BG (boat). Also good note.
Have a nice day.
shevchenko (18725) 2013-08-25 20:01
Good vertical format to frame the seascape, good perpsective effect, clear to show the unique geographical feature of foreground rocky cliff too, nice light house in modern design, beautiful blue sky and sea, thanks for sharing a charming view in a sunny day.
cornejo (22568) 2013-09-30 11:15
Hello Costantino, lovely composition with this beautiful cliff, very well captured in this good photography. A nice image of a beautiful sea view, with good sharpness, nice color and light. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
All the best from southern Spain.