This unusual mermaid statue is located at Paralio Astros (Astros Beach) about 25 miles from Tripolis in Greece.  ( map )

Mermaid Sculpture at Astros Beach

Mermaid Statue at Astros Beach.  Photo by Kartsonakis Pan.

The statue looks out over the Argolic Gulf and the city of Paralio Astros and its harbor.   The statue is sometimes referred to as the Stheno mermaid, and may actually represent the serpent goddess Stheno, sister of Medusa in Greek mythology.

Other mermaid sculptures in Greece include those on Syros, Spetses,  Thasos and Poros.

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralio_Astros
http://www.helium.com/items/1778585-greek-goddesses-the-gorgons-stheno-medusa-and-eryale

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