Opting for a yacht rental in Greece for your holidays offers you the opportunity to admire some monuments that are very special to Greeks. Lighthouses are a testament of the naval tradition of Greek people who dominate worldwide shipping to our days. Modern, sophisticated electronic navigation aids have turned traditional lighthouses to tourist attractions for most people. However, for mariners, they remain very special. They continue to provide a sense of comfort and safety.
Most lighthouses in Greece were built in the early 19th century. There are 120 traditional lighthouses in the Greek network and some of them are true architectural gems. As you are touring the islands on your luxury yacht charter, look out for these beautiful landmarks and appreciate their beauty and history. There are lighthouses everywhere in Greece. Here are some that you should not miss if visiting the area.
In Andros you will see Tourlitis, the only lighthouse in Greece built on a rock in the sea. One of the most famous lighthouses in Greece is the one at the entrance of the old port in Chania, Crete. A lighthouse has been standing in that spot for more than 500 years. The current one was built by the Egyptians in the 19th century.