Zakynthos Town

With catholic churches, castles, and Italian houses, the presence of Venetians is apparent all over this town. Don't skip the Bochali viewpoint.

Zakynthos Town Attractions


Bochali Panoramic View Point

A place with fantastic view over Zakynthos town. There are nice coffeeshops and restaurants. Steep uphill but fit people should be fine.


Solomos Square

The central and largest square of Zakynthos town honors the poet who wrote the lyrics of the Greek national anthem, Dionysios Solomos.


Zakynthos Sea Turtle Rescue Center


Volunteers and scientists work together rescuing sea turtles here. There is an information center, an exhibition, and a nice souvenir shop.


Bochali Venetian Castle

A 1480 Venetian fort, taken over by Ottomans, then recaptured. Lots of history. It's a nice walk mostly under shade but signage is poor.

Zakynthos Town Things to Do

An image of the exterior of the church of St. Dennis (Agios Dionisios) on the island of Zakynthos.
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St. Dionysios of Zakynthos Church

This modern church is dedicated to the island's patron, St. Dionysios, and hosts relics and impressive hagiography.


St. Marks (San Marco) Catholic Church

San Marco Catholic church was built in 1518. Its Mass welcomes everyone and is held in Polish, Italian, and other languages.


Church Agios Nikolaos of Molos

Founded in 1561, the Church of Agios Nikolaos of Molos is the only major Venetian structure to have survived the 1953 earthquake.

Zakynthos Town Why visit?

  • Almost razed to the ground by a devastating 1953 earthquake.
  • Mostly known abroad by its Latin name, Zante.
  • In antiquity, founders of Zakantha, today's Sagunto, Spain.

Zakynthos Town Museums

A picture of the exterior of the House / Museum «Casa Ugo Foscolo» in Zakynthos Town.
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House / Museum «Casa Ugo Foscolo»

The rebuilt house where Ugo Foscolo, an Italian writer, revolutionary, and poet spent the first part of his life.

The front side and the main entrance of the museum of D. Solomos & Eminent People of Zakynthos.
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Museum of D. Solomos & Eminent People of Zakynthos

The museum houses the Mausoleum of Greek poets Dionysios Solomos and Andreas Kalvos. Unfortunately, there are no exhibit explanations in English.

Hagiography icons hosted by the Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos.
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Zakynthos' Museum (Byzantine Αrt)

The Byzantine Art Museum hosts religious items explained by signs mostly in Greek. In the free-entry room, there's a replica of pre-quake Zakynthos.

Zakynthos Town Day Trips

Keri (Limni Keri)


It is a small seasonal lake and a fully evolved touristic settlement with a picturesque beach surrounded by souvenir shops and tavernas.