If you cross the road outside of Havriata, you’ll come to a lighthouse of worldwide significance built in the early 20th century on an otherwise barren stretch of land. Cape Gerogompos is just a few miles away.
Constructed by British engineers in 1907, Gerogompos lighthouse proved crucial during World War II. It was rebuilt in 1947 after being completely demolished by German soldiers upon their departure from the island.
The tower’s height is 13 meters, and its light spreads a distance of 58 meters.
In the past, it belonged to the Greek Navy and access was restricted, but currently it functions automatically.