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.
Syros is located in the bottom half of the Aegean Sea, and has great natural beauty, a lot of tourism, and a very rich history and culture all the back to classical antiquity.
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.
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