A testimony to Mykonos' maritime history, the Armenistis lighthouse stands proudly overlooking the island of Tinos. Still a fully functioning lighthouse, this landmark is a must-see! At the location of "Fanari" which translates to "lantern" in Greek, the scenic coastal road also offers some of the most spectacular views on the island just 6.5km from Chora.
This old lighthouse stands like a sentinel over the Armenistis area and is a testimony to Mykonos' maritime history, while remaining fully functional today. In order to visit the Armenistis lighthouse, we take the road from Agios Stefanos. At the location of "Fanari" which translates to "lantern" in Greek, the scenic coastal road also offers some of the most spectacular views on the island just 6.5km from Mykonos Town.It was manufactured in 1891. The altitude of tower is 19 metres and the height of focal plane is 184 metres. The mechanism of the first lamp of "Armenistis" is exposed outside by the building of Aegean Naval Museum that is located in a traditional building of 19th century, in centre of Mykonos, near to place Three Wells (Tria Pigadia).The Armenistis lighthouse is worth visiting because of the breath-taking scenery around it. From there you can see all the boats arriving and departing Mykonos, while Tinos island looks as if it is right next to you from there. 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.