Faros Akra Fonias, Greece

Thanks to Alex Goldenberg 4Z5KJ for these March 2007 photos of the ruined lighthouse at Fonias, near Cape Sounion, Greece. Built in 1889, the lighthouse was formerly a 1-story keeper's house with a light tower on the roof. In the photo on the right, we can see the present light, a small skeletal tower on a round base. The light marks the narrowest point of the Makronisi channel, between the mainland and the island of Makronisi.

Photos copyright Alex Goldenberg; used by permission

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Posted March 14, 2007. Checked and revised September 28, 2017. Site copyright 2017 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.