Statue of poet Nikos Kavadias

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Nikos Kavvadias is one of Greece’s most beloved poets. Many of his poems have been set to music and performed by acclaimed singers of popular music with great success. Like many of his fellow countrymen, Nikos Kavvadias spent almost his entire life at sea. What few know is that he hailed from Kefalonia and indeed from Fiskardo. His family home still stands, abandoned in this picturesque part of the island. The statue erected to honour this great poet stands in a small square on the shoreline between the Argostoli Nautical Club and the new quay for cruise ships.

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