About Sights – Poti Lighthouse

The lighthouse in the port city of Poti (Georgian: ფოთი) in Georgia’s Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region is one of the oldest navigation facilities on the coast of the Black Sea. Made of cast iron, it was constructed in England and transported by steamship to Georgia in 1864.

Poti Lighthouse. Photo courtesy of the Georgian State Hydrographic Service.

Poti Lighthouse. Photo courtesy of the Georgian State Hydrographic Service.

Ships approach Poti harbor from the north, parallel to the coast, so the lighthouse is located 1930 m south southeast of the front light, close to the beach and beside one of the branches of the Rioni River delta. The lighthouse is active and is maintained by the Georgian State Hydrographic Service.

Poti Lighthouse. Photo courtesy of the Georgian State Hydrographic Service.

Spiral staircase in Poti Lighthouse. Photo courtesy of the Georgian State Hydrographic Service.

The spiral staircase inside the lighthouse has 153 steps. There are spectacular views of the city from the top of the lighthouse.

Interior of Poti Lighthouse. Photo courtesy of the Georgian State Hydrographic Service.

Interior of Poti Lighthouse. Photo courtesy of the Georgian State Hydrographic Service.

Poti Lighthouse. Photo courtesy of the Georgian State Hydrographic Service.

Poti Lighthouse. Photo courtesy of the Georgian State Hydrographic Service.

The English engineering company that forged the iron lighthouse

The English engineering company that forged the iron lighthouse

Photos courtesy of the Georgian State Hydrographic Service.

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