Erato and Nausicaa
The statue, which is located at the entrance to the port of Katapola, depicts one of the nine muses of Omonoia Square in Athens in 1960. In 1966, Georgios Polychronis Amorgianos, from his mother, owner of the Pavlidis Chocolate Factory, had the vision to place a statue at the entrance of the port. He knew important people so he contacted the mayor of Athens who took him to the warehouse to choose a statue.
Polychronis was delighted with the statue of Erato because as he sat it was as if he were gazing at the sea.
The difficulty was in how this heavy statue would be transported and how it would be placed in this difficult spot. The ship that was coming to the island at that time was the “Kanaris,” and at that time the was no pier in the port. In the first attempt, there was a storm and the inhabitants tried to approach the ship with boats, but they did not succeed, and the ship continued its route in the Dodecanese. When, on the way back, he stopped in Amorgos, they succeeded with their plans to place it on the rock where it stands to this day.
The statue of Nausicaa is located on the "cemetery" beach of Katapola. The story of how it was placed at this point is as follows: Dionysus, a man who had various adventures with female tourists, took a boat one night and went to this particular beach. He didn't see the rock and luckily the boat went right past. Dionysus told the story to his employer and the owner of the boat, Georgios Polychronis, who was Amorgian, and its owner, Pavlidis Chocolates. Polychroni liked the story and sent him a statue from the garden of his house in Athens to place it on a specific rock to see if it might fall on him again.