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The Northern Aegean Islands Travel Guide

Skala Sikaminias

At the northernmost point of Lesbos, past Pelopi, is the exceptionally lovely fishing port of Skala Sikaminias, a miniature gem—serene and real, with several good fish tavernas on the edge of the dock. The novelist Stratis Myrivilis used the village as the setting for his Mermaid Madonna. Those who have read the book will recognize the tiny chapel at the base of the jetty.

The author's birthplace and childhood home are in Sikaminia, the village overlooking Skala Sikaminias—and the Turkish coast—from its perch high above the sea.

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