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Lighthouse at Cape Gourounion

The only reason I mention this lighthouse is to prevent you from going there. For it is not worth the long strenuous journey. The name of the lighthouse is Cape Gourouni Faros and it is located about 27 kilometres from Skopelos Town, and about 9 kilometres from Glossa. The last 3 kilometres are on the map marked as a scenic road, and so it is, but it's barely passable, even by motorcycle.

 

Lighthouse at Cape Gourounion in Skopelos.

Gourouni lighthouse.

 

 

The lighthouse - which is stately, white, beautiful and closed - stands at Cape Gourouni as far northeast as you can get on Skopelos. Gourouni means pig in Greek, the name comes from that the place is said to look like a pig snout from distance. It must be from very far away because we saw neither snout nor curl, whether from land, sea or air (we flew over the "snout" on the way home to Sweden).

 

Skopelos. Cape Gourouni Faros.

The lighthouse at Cape Gourouni.

 

The lighthouse is located about 27 kilometres from Skopelos Town, and about 9 kilometres from Glossa.


One reason to go here after all is that there are two beaches just before the lighthouse. The beaches are named Chondrogiorgis and Perivoli and is visited by very few tourists.

 

Perivoli beach near the lighthouse at Cape Gourouni in Skopelos.

Perivoli beach near the lighthouse at Cape Gourouni.


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