Since the first lighthouse was lit in 268BC, lighthouses have guided sailors to safety. Many of the ancient lighthouses have disappeared, but thanks to modern technology there are still many that are guiding mariners. Here are the most beautiful lighthouses:
The Lindau Lighthouse, located on Lake Constance in Germany’s south, is the most southern lighthouse. The 1856 lighthouse is built in medieval style and has a clock.
Tower of Hercules
It is located in Spain, at the entrance of the La Coruna Harbour. The lighthouse dates back to the Roman era, roughly around the 1st Century AD. It has therefore been granted UNESCO World Heritage Status. Dream of being a mariner? Why not try an RYA Day Skipper Course from https://www.solentboattraining.co.uk/rya-sailing-courses/rya-day-skipper-practical-sailing?
The Low Lighthouse in Burnham-on-Sea, England is the only one of three in this area that’s still active. The unique wooden construction and appearance of this building, as well as its nine legs, make it a popular photo opportunity.
Bodie Island Lighthouse
This impressive lighthouse in North Carolina has a beam that reaches 19 miles. The lighthouse is 156 feet tall and has a beam that is known for being incredibly bright.
The Chania Lighthouse of Greece, which was destroyed in the 16th century, was rebuilt. The original construction, which featured Egyptian-style architecture at the end of the 16th century, was destroyed by a Turkish invasion and rebuilt in 1824. The original foundation remains intact.
Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse
The lighthouse was built in Denmark in 1900. At the time, there were no dunes. The sea has moved in closer over the past 118 years and the wind has blown sand so thickly onto the lighthouse, that the lighthouse is sometimes not visible.