Armenistis Lighthouse Sunset Tour

Position: 37°29’22″N 25°18’52″E

Always being a light to guide us even in our darkest hours if we only look for it on the horizon….

Armenistis Lighthouse (Faros Armenistis) built in 1891 stands in its silence, as a tribute to the rich maritime history of Mykonos island.

Situated on the north-western part of the island, at Fanari area, around 6.5 kilometers from Chora (Mykonos town) on the north coast road of the island, the lighthouse overlooks the stretch of sparkling blue water between Mykonos and the neighboring island of Tinos.
Its strategic position offers scenic views of the surrounding areas and is well worth visiting to get a sense of the island’s fascinating history and enjoy its spectacular beauty.
The decision to build the Armenistis Lighthouse was prompted by the sinking of the British steamship Volta in 1887 off the north coast of the island. Eleven people lost their lives in that unfortunate incident. Steps had to be taken to avoid this type of tragedy from happening again, and by 1891 the 19 meter tall lighthouse was standing as a guiding beacon to incoming ships.

The mechanism used to provide the light was designed by French company Sauter Lemonier and received an award at the International Exhibition in Paris at the time. This mechanism remained in use until 1983 when it was replaced by electrical equipment. Visitors can view the original lighting machinery in the courtyard of the Aegean Maritime Museum in the center of Mykonos Town.
Nowadays, the region of Armenistis with its imposing maritime emblem signifies the old, traditional times of the Greek and international sea transportation, the light of hope at the end of each personal, or not, journey, as well as the essence security and safe guidance through one’s difficulties.
Ιts long history and its symbolic value, drives a lot of people spend hours gazing at the unique, craggy landscape of Armenistis from the courtyard of the lighthouse.
The moment the purple sun sinks in the Aegean Sea, couples in love exchange kisses and professional and amateur photographers seek the one and only moment of eternity….

Included
  • Transportation from the pick up location (hotel or cruise ship port) to the departure point and back
  • Escort English or Italian speaking.
  • A bottle of quality Greek wine (750 ml) per 2 persons
  • Secondary stop to capture a panoramic Mykonos Town photo shooting
Not Included

Price €80

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Activity Info

Duration : 2 hours approximately

Starting time : 19:00*

  • The starting times might change depending on the season and the time of the sunset and will be advised upon confirmation of your booking.

Price: 60 € per person

Number of participants 6 persons maximum

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