The lighthouse at Doukato Cape, or as it is often called Lefkas Cape, was built in 1890 at the southernmost point of the island of Lefkada, where in ancient times was the temple of Apollo Lefkatas, a patron saint.
According to the legend, in this place, the famous lyrical poet Sappho from Mytilene, from the island of Lesbos, committed suicide by jumping onto sharp rocks after she learned that her love was not returned. She was crazy in love with the sailor Phaon of Mytilene, who was old and ugly before he drove Aphrodite to Anatolia with his boat. Since he did not want to accept to get paid for that service, Aphrodite rewarded him with a gift, a magic grease that made him young and beautiful after lubrication. Many were impressed by his beauty, and the poetess Sappho infinitely fell in love with him. After Phaon left her, Sapho jumped from the rock in despair, believing that she would either heal from falling in love or drown.
The tower of the Dukato lighthouse is 14m high. From this place, 50km away from Lefkada, you can see the island of Kefalonia and Ithaca, as well as the grandiose walls surrounding it. Asphalt to the lighthouse has recently been restored, so the ride is pleasant and the panorama that follows the road leaves everyone breathless.
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