St Nicholas and the lighthouse

St Nicholas is the patron saint of fishermen and he has a chapel dedicated to him near Sappho’s Leap at the southern end of Lefkás. Saints associated with Lefkás, their churches and shrines.

There has been a temple to a deity of some kind for a long time. In the days of Sappho, it was Aphrodite trying to escape the rapturous attention of a mortal with the assistance of Apollo but the temple has long gone to be replaced by the chapel that is now there. If you wish to find out about that time visit Archeological museum In Lefkás Town.

This area was later favoured by Angelos Sikelianos, his wife Eva Palmer-Sikelianos and there friend Nikos Kazantzakis. I have told you all plenty already about those 3 characters and if I ever visit there I will be able to tell you more.

The thing about Lefkás is you can’t learn a lot online, books are better but to get an actual feel for these things, you have to see them for yourself. It’s a very Lefkádian thing as they don’t really do social media even for business purposes so if you want to communicate anything you have to see them. There old fashioned and traditional which is unusual in this modern world but also kind of nice.

From the lighthouse on the promontory called Cape Dukatos or Lefkás depending on the era in question, you can see a fabulous sunset, take beautiful pictures and enjoy the view of neighbouring Ithaka and Cephalonia.

Is there any groups of famous people in your country?

Best wishes

Angela

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8 comments on “St Nicholas and the lighthouse”
    1. Thank you I’m glad you liked it.

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  1. macalder02 says:

    Undoubtedly, the whole geography of Greece has that charm of being a paradise where one goes. Group of famous people, almost no remains in Venezuela. Due to the acute economic and social crisis we have, many of the talents have migrated to other countries.

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  2. simplywendi says:

    so really enjoy learning things through your blog. thank you.

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    1. Thankyou. I really enjoy writing most of them. The ones I don’t, don’t always make it out alive;)

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