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

Solomos Square

Central and largest square of the town dedicated to the Greek national poet whose statue it hosts.

Bochali Panoramic View Point

The highest point of the homonymous hill with amazing views and nice coffee and food options.

Bochali Venetian Castle

Old Venetian fortification probably built in 1480 and rebuilt in 1514 after its destruction by the Turks.

Zakynthos Sea Turtle Rescue Center, Gerakas

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

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.

Church Agios Nikolaos of Molos

Founded in 1561, it's the only structure of Venetian architecture that survived the earthquake of 1953.

St. Marks (San Marco) Catholic Church

Initially founded in 1518 and rebuilt after the 1953 earthquake, it gave its name to the central square.

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.

Icons hosted as artifacts in the Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos.
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Zakynthos' Museum (Byzantine Αrt)

Founded in 1960 in a building constructed after the disastrous 1953 earthquake, it hosts an exhibition dating from the 12th to 19th century.

Zakynthos Town Day Trips

Keri (Limni Keri), Zakynthos

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

Questions & Answers about Zakynthos Town

Why Visit Zakynthos Town?
  • Destroyed to a great extent at the devastating earthquake of 1953.
  • Impressive mansions and picturesque squares maintain the traditional old style.
  • Great infrastructure and modern facilities compose valuable tourist experiences.