Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Old harbour reflection

Old harbour reflection, originally uploaded by Theophilos.

The lighthouse of the Venetian harbor of #Rethymno, #Greece #architecture #travel #ttot #travelling2GR #visitGReece, is the second largest remaining Egyptian lighthouse in Crete, after the lighthouse of Chania harbor. It is built on the edge of the old sea wall of Rethymnon and it can be accessed very easily.

The lighthouse we see today was built by the Egyptians during the decade of 1830, when the Turks handed Crete to the Egyptians. Possibly there was an older Venetian lighthouse at the site, just like Chania harbor.

In 1864, the lighthouse came under the supervision of the French Lighthouse Company and today it’s not working. The overall height of the lighthouse tower is 9 meters.

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