the very scenic Fanari road between Lassi and the capital
Argostoli, on a rocky outcrop at Cape Theodoran, stands
the Theodori Lighthouse.
Built in 1829 by the British governor of the island at the time, Sir Charles
Napier. Although the port of Argostoli was one of the safest, its entrance was
deceptive for those navigating, with ships frequently running into the reefs.
The lighthouse, with its round Doric construction (resembling, the oldest
and simplest of the three orders of architecture used in ancient Greece), with
columns almost 12 feet high, was completely destroyed by the 1953 earthquake
that devastated most of the island. It was rebuilt to its former glory from original
Although it is visited by many tourists, I was still able to spend time on my
own sitting on the rocks here absorbing the fantastic views . . .
. . . evening scenes of the gulf of Argostoli make this a spectacular place to