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Panagia Skalas Sykamnias Church | Lesbos

Updated: Nov 13, 2019

The church "Panagia Skalas Sykamnias" is known as "Panagia Gorgona" (Madonna Mermaid) because a wall painting that was in the church and presented Virgin Mary with a mermaid's tale.

Photo by: www.shinygreece.com | Panagiotis Papadellis


According to the novel writer Stratis Myrivilis, this is the most weird painting of Madonna in Greece and the whole Christian world and it was made by an unknown folk painter. The church itself is a very simple construction of sailors and builders, one of these small perfect creations of Byzantine architecture all over Greece.


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