Kefalonia Lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi

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Location: Argostoli

The lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi in Kefalonia lies on an artificial peninsula close to Argostoli, the island's capital. It is a white, circular structure made up of 20 columns, and its tower is 8 meters tall. The building has a rather simple architectural design reminiscent of the Doric style, and it shines white light that reaches five miles. It showcases a unique layout, as it comprises an older windmill enclosed by pillars without featuring a room for a lighthouse keeper. It got its name from the chapel of Saint Theodoroi, which lies nearby.

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It was originally built in 1828 by the British administrator Charles Napier, who ruled the island during that time. Although the British military rule was quite severe, they enhanced the local infrastructure, which contributed to the prosperity of Kefalonia. In 1863, after the integration of the island into the Greek State, it was incorporated into the lighthouse network of Greece. In 1995, the Ministry of Culture declared it a preserved monument of modern Greek history.

The earthquake of 1953, which was devastating for Kefalonia and the other Ionian islands, also destroyed the lighthouse, along with countless other buildings. It was rebuilt in 1964 by the local architect Takis Pavlatos according to its original architectural plan. The lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi remains functional, while the spot it is located on offers incredible sea views, especially during sunset.

How to get there

The Lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi is located in Argostoli.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Kefalonia transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Alternatively, there's the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 694 511 8866, 0030 694 530 6145, 0030 699 561 9605, or booking your taxi online.

Car rental: There's the option of renting a car in Kefalonia and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover ABC and many other places of interest in Kefalonia at their own pace.

Public transport: The central bus station of the island is located in Argostoli. There are bus connections between this bus station and most areas of the island. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don't always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.



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