Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lighthouse of the Week, March 22-28, 2015: Tourlitis, Greece

In my late lighthouse post last week, I promised a good one for this week.  Here it is. This cute lighthouse doesn't even look real.  The name of the lighthouse is the same as the little island it's perched on -- Tourlitis.  In addition to being a lighthouse, it is also a memorial.

There are several pictures of it here, at this site, which is where I got the text below.

"The first lighthouse here was built in 1897. After that was destroyed in the Second Word War, a simple scaffold tower was erected on Tourlitis. The present lighthouse is a replica of the original, and was built in 1990s at the expenses of Alexandros Goulandris, an oil tycoon of Andros island. Goulandris and his wife dedicated the lighthouse in memory of their deceased daughter Violanda."
 To see where it is located, click this line.

 There must be a paint-able model of this one somewhere.  If there isn't, there should be.

Here's more from UNC:

"There are no keeper's quarters; stairs cut into the rock lead down to a crude landing site. Since Ándros Chóra is a frequent stop for cruise ships, photos of the lighthouse are fairly common. Located on a rock in the harbor of Ándros Chóra. Accessible only by boat."

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