The Indian face Rock in the south part of the island, is a distinctive rock creation, which some liken to the profile of an Indian, while others see in it, the face of Spyridon Marinatos, the archaeologist who discovered the prehistoric site of Akrotiri.
Next to the Indian Rock, on the southwest tip of the island, a little beyond the ancient settlement of Akrotiri, the lighthouse faces away from the caldera and towards the deep blue expanse of open sea to the south.
The Akrotiri Lighthouse, which was manufactured by a French company in 1892, is among the first lighthouses in Greece. It stopped operating during World War II but started again in 1945 with a reconstruction by the Greek Navy. Originally it was powered by petrol fuel until 1988 that it became automatic. The tower above the lighthouse keeper’s house is 10 meters high and emits a luminous white light.
This open view, the clear waters, the imposing Black Mountain, and absolute calm make this area a truly memorable experience.