On the Greek Island of Syros is a fountain by the water, featuring a mermaid and a fisherman. The mermaid is the Syros mermaid Panagia Gorgona, which translates to “Saint Mermaid” or “Virgin Mary the Mermaid”.
The sculpture was created by sculptor Giorgos Xenoulis of Athens, and is a tribute to fishermen lost at sea.
It is based on a local legend, which has it that a fisherman fell off a boat at the mouth of the Kini Beach Inlet. A mermaid came to his rescue and brought him to the shore, where she laid him on the beach.
Giorgos Xenoulis also created a mermaid statue fountain on the island of Poros, about 80 miles from Syros.
For more images and information, visit the Syros Mermaid page.