Paphos Lighthouse

Local namePaphos Lighthouse
LocationPaphos, Cyprus

Paphos Lighthouse is a well known lighthouse on the island of Cyprus, near to the town of Paphos. It is sited on a peninsula known as Paphos point which extends into the Mediterranean Sea, at the south western end of the island.Built in 1888, when Cyprus was under British administration, the island was a key military base protecting the route of ships travelling through the Suez Canal to the colonies. The light acted as a landfall marker for shipping destined for Paphos harbour from Britain.The 20m high whitewashed masonry tower has a single gallery and lantern. Enclosing the tower is a compound containing the keeper's house and outbuildings.With a focal height of 36m above the sea, its light can be seen for 17 nautical miles, and consists of a long flash of white light every fifteen seconds.

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Coordinates 34°45'38.16" N 32°24'22.68" E

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