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ZAKYNTHOS WORTH SEEING

Browse below Zakynthos attractions. The listings appear in the order of most wanted pages.

BOHALI
Bohali is the top traditional location of Zakynthos and contains the picturesque areas known as Varres, Akrotiri and Kryoneri. It is situated among gardens with flowers on the slops of a green hill. The view is stunning. The visitors can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views and a coffee listening ... more info ...



DIONISIOS SOLOMOS MUSEUM
The Museum of Dionysios Solomos and Eminent Zakyntians was rebuilt in 1957. It has been in operation since 1966 and since January 17, 1968, the bones of the national poets, Dionysios Solomos and Andreas Kalvos repose in its Mausoleum. The Museum consists of the following: the ground floor are the ... more info ...



BYZANTINE MUSEUM
The Byzantine Museum of Zante was built after the earthquake of 1953. It was organised by the Academician Manolis Hadzidakis and was opened to the public in 1960. ... more info ...



MONASTERY OD AGHIOS IOANNES PRODROMOS
Post-Byzantine monastery of closed form with the katholikon (main church) in the centre of a space enclosed by buildings and a high pe ribolos wall with two secondary entrances. The main entrance is associated with the bell-tower. The complex includes also a defensive tower, circular in plan, buil... more info ...



VOLIMES
To the north is the town of Volimes, the capital of the Deme of Elation. In the picture on the way to Blue Caves, near the port of St. Nikolas.... more info ...



AMBELORAVDIS TOWER
Modern country house, with Gothic and Baroque influence. It has also the architectural characteristics of local building with covered approach to the house (maistros) and stone courtyard doorway. It was built at the beginning of the century as the vacation retreat of a Zakynthos family and subsequ... more info ...



BLUE CAVES
On the northern part of the island is Cape Schinari, and to the east of the cape are the Blue Caves in the region of White rock, a series of geological formations that have created a unique seascape. Apart from the natural arches that have been carved out by erosion, these caves are famous for the c... more info ...



MONASTERY OF THEOTOKOS
The monastery is some 25 kilometres from the town of Zakynthos. It was built in the middle of the 15th century. The peribolos is formed by the surrounding buildings and it has an entrance roofed with a hemi-cylindrical dome. A tower, rectangular in plan, is connected with the entrance gate for def... more info ...



MARATHONISI
The island of Marathonisi in Laganas bay, nesting area of Caretta-Caretta. It has the shape of a turtle. Once it was joined with Marathias cape 1 mile away. Marathonissi also includes two small islands called the Pontikonisia. The vegetation is thick with pine-trees and the green oak trees. There ar... more info ...



THE VENETIAN FORTRESS OF ZAKYNTHOS
The Venetian fortress is situated in the place where written sources locate the wall of the ancient acropolis (Psophidas). The strong earthquakes that have frequently struck the island destroyed the fortifications so often that they had constantly to be rebuilt.

The construction of the w... more info ...