Pelekas Folklore


There is a local legend about the group of rocks which can be seen a few hundred metres from Kontogialos (Pelekas) Beach.

The story says that during a local wedding pirates landed on the beach, climbed up to the village and abducted the bride. As they carried her off, her distraught mother shrieked out a curse, saying, "I wish my daughter to be turned to stone so the waves will caress her rather than the hands of the unfaithful".

Immediately the girl, the ship and the pirates were turned into rocks and indeed, even today, if you look closely, it's still possible to see them all close to the shore.

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