The Lighthouses of Greece

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Pineapple Press Inc, 2010 - Travel - 169 pages

With thousands of islands adrift in cerulean waters and a long, labyrinthine coastline, Greeks have always traveled liquid highways. They built the world's first documented lighthouse at the Mediterranean port of Alexandria more than two-thousand years ago, and since that time countless sentinels have risen and fallen on Greek shores. Weather, warfare, erosion, and earthquakes have reduced some to rubble, but more than 100 traditional stone lighthouses still stand in Greece today—old sentries keeping watch over every vessel, large or small, from freighters and tankers and cruise ships to fishermen and ferries. Their romance, beauty, and history are captured in this handy guidebook. Beguiling images, fascinating histories, and helpful travel information will guide you to these beloved seamarks in the land of Hellene.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Greek Lighthouse Network
20
Lighthouses of the Northeast Aegean
32
Lighthouses of Central Greece
40
Lighthouses of Evvia and the Sporades
58
Lighthouses of the ArgoSaronic Islands
73
Lighthouses of the Peloponnese
84
Lighthouses of the Ionian Islands
100
Lighthouses of the Cyclades
118
Lighthouses of the Dodecanese Islands
138
Lighthouses of Crete Kythira
145
Suggested Reading
161
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