The Lighthouse and Beyond

Published 6th of March, 2020

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Inside the buildings at the Lighthouse, you can see the exhibitions mentioned in the signs. They are worth looking at, but we won't reproduce them here as it would take too much typing!

Lighthouse Grounds

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I will reproduce one section of the exhibition though, as it is relevent to the Lighthouse itself:


The lighthouses that we see in Cyprus today were constructed during the period of British rule. In particular, based on the belief that the lighthouses would contribute to the increase of the island’s maritime commercial importance, the British proceeded with the gradual construction of:

  • A new harbour cresset at the central pier of Larnaka (1885 – 1886)

  • A lighthouse at Pafos, which was evident at a distance of 17 nautical miles (1887 – 1888).

  • A new lighthouse at Cape Gata (1888 – 1889)

  • A new lighthouse at Cape Greko (1891 – 1892)

In the following years the British constructed harbour cressets and lighthouses along the Cypriot coastline and also carried out maintenance on the ones that existed prior to British Rule. By 1894, the total number of lighthouses in Cyprus was 7.

Light House Ruins

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You can see the more ancient ruins amongst the Light House buildings here.

Nice Views

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It is worth exploring all the grounds of the Light House, as there are some nice views to be had.

Back Seat at the Odeon

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See? Here you can see the Odeon ancient ampitheatre, which we visit in our next blog. Beyond that lies the Agora. They are still in the process of excavating that.

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