Nearest Town: Aliki
Date Established: 1893
Focal Plane: 30 feet (9 meters)
Heigth of Tower: 30 feet (9 meters)
Characteristic: two red or white flashes every 16 seconds
Located on a long finger of land extending south into the Ambracian Gulf, the lighthouse stands in the Vovos-Aractos Estuary and is surrounded by salt marsh. It encloses Koprainas Bay. The area is popular with birdwatchers. Older maps refer to this area as the Golf of Arta.
The tower's lantern cap has been removed and a modern solar powered beacon now sits on top. There is a small museum in the single story keeper;s quarters, but unfortunately it has no regural public hours. Access to the site is via a farm road from Sykies.
The history Custom House Museum is close by, as is the Scorpio Museum, with models off Greek lighthouses, ships, and others objects all build by a local citizen of Attiki. Thiw area is being transformed into a trendy destination for weekend visitors. From the tavern in Aliki, it is an easy walk west to the lighthouse.
If the area has been soaked by rain showrs, which often is the case in the winter, there is an eleveted graveled walking path.
The famous Greek cinematographer Dino Dimopoulos was born in Arta in 1921 and as a boy loved to climb Koprainas lighthouse. It proved an influential setting, since many of his films showcase the area's sea and shore.