Megalonisi

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Megalonisi
Native name:
Μεγαλονήσι
Lighthouse of Sigri.jpg
Geography
Coordinates39°12′59″N 25°50′12″E / 39.2164°N 25.8366°E / 39.2164; 25.8366Coordinates: 39°12′59″N 25°50′12″E / 39.2164°N 25.8366°E / 39.2164; 25.8366
ArchipelagoAegean Sea
Administration

Megalonisi (Greek: Μεγαλονήσι), also Nisiopi (Greek: Νησιώπη), is a long island near the west coast of the island Lesbos, North Aegean, Greece.[1] It is situated in front of Sigri's harbour, and stretches across the mouth of the bay and acts as a buffer to the prevailing winds. In the middle stands Megalonisi Lighthouse to help ships navigate in the rough east Aegean Sea.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evelpidou, N.; Figueiredo, T.; Mauro, F.; Tecim, V.; Vassilopoulos, A. (2010). Natural Heritage from East to West: Case studies from 6 EU countries. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 22. ISBN 978-3-642-01577-9. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  2. ^ Wire, E.; Reyes-Pergioudakis, D. (2010). The Lighthouses of Greece. Pineapple Press. p. 113. ISBN 978-1-56164-866-5. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Greece: Aegean Islands". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.