The lighthouse in Santorini’s west coast is quite a squat, boxy, tough-looking building. It makes for an impressive silhouette at sunset, and the view is beautiful enough to keep quite large numbers of people coming here every evening. The lighthouse is at the end of a very narrow and fairly rough road, with only a tiny car park right by the building. You’ll need to come early if you don’t want a stressful drive. With only a short break during the Second World War, the lighthouse has been running ever since it was built in 1892. This makes it one of the oldest in Greece, but also means that it is still an active naval facility, so don’t expect to go inside.