Tourlitis Lighthouse in Greece
The beacon, erected in 1887, is the only one in Greece built directly into the sea. It stands on a rock in front of the homonymous Venetian Fortress, on the left side at the entry to the harbor of the capital of the Cycladic island of Andros.
The height of the tower is 7 m, while the focus height is 36 meters. In 1943, during the World War II, it was destroyed by the Nazis, and in 1950, as part of the reconstruction of the country’s network of lighthouses, it re-entered into force.
Eldred Rock in Alaska
It was erected in 1898 after the shipwreck of the ship Clara Nevada, which was carrying illegal cargo of dynamite and gold, and about 100 people. It was caught on fire after running aground.
Fastnet Rock in Ireland
The beacon is referred to as the Teardrop of Ireland since it was the last thing people leaving to America saw. The first lighthouse on Fastnet Rock was erected in 1854, but the tower was not resistant enough to the elements and began to crumble. The new lighthouse was designed by William Douglas, and entered into service in 1904.
Grotta Lighthouse in Iceland
The lighthouse is surrounded by the Atlantic and when the tide is low visitors can’t walk it up and walk around. However, it is absolutely recommended to do that using a sandy bank. Near the beacon, there is a pool where locals like to warm their feet after climbing the lighthouse.
Hercules Lighthouse in Spain
This operating beacon in the northern Spanish city of La Coruna was erected in Roman times. It is the oldest in the world and the only Roman lighthouse that is still used today. The tower is 55 meters high and stands on a rocky peninsula, which rises on the beach 57 meters above the Atlantic Ocean. According to one version, this wonderful Spanish city was named after the beacon.
South Stack Lighthouse in Wales
It offers an amazingly scenic sitting. It is also famous for being haunted. The British show investigated its history and the mystery of how 133 ships went down the sea in this area.
Phare du Petit Minou Lighthouse in France
It is located close to the Les Fillettes plateau, which means “girls.” There is a popular saying among sailors about the beacon: The Minou shines when it coats les Fillettes.