Zakynthos Town

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Town in Ionian Islands

Attractions, Sights & Things to Do in or near Zakynthos Town

Photo displaying the Port of Zakynthos Town.
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Port of Zakynthos Town

Main island port with a frequent connection with Killini, can accommodate tourist-vessels and offers day-trips excursions in summer.

An image of the exterior of the church of St. Dennis (Agios Dionisios) on the island of Zakynthos.
photo: Maesi64 / CC BY 3.0
↙ SW   < 1km

St. Dennis Church of Zakynthos

« Agios Dionysios »

Founded in 1948, it's dedicated to the island's patron saint, while it hosts the saint relic.

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A picture of the exterior of the House / Museum «Casa Ugo Foscolo» in Zakynthos Town.
↖ NW   < 1km

House / Museum «Casa Ugo Foscolo»

The rebuilt house that spent the first part of his life the Italian writer, revolutionary, and poet.

A photo of the Dionysios Solomos Square of Zakynthos Town where the statue of the poet and theater are visible.
↑ N   ≈ 1.2km

Dionysios Solomos Square, Zakynthos Town

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

A picture of the exterior of the Church Agios Nikolaos of Molos in Zakynthos Town.
↑ N   ≈ 1.2km

Church Agios Nikolaos of Molos, Zakynthos Town

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

Icons hosted as artifacts in the Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos.
↑ N   ≈ 1.3km

Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos

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

The front side and the main entrance of the museum of D. Solomos & Eminent People of Zakynthos.
photo: Maesi64
↑ N   ≈ 1.5km

Museum of D. Solomos & Eminent People of Zakynthos

It houses the Mausoleum of the National poet Dionysios Solomos and Andreas Kalvos and his wife.

The front side and the main entrance of the San Marco Catholic Church in Zakynthos Town.
↑ N   ≈ 1.5km

San Marco Catholic Church, Zakynthos Town

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

The amazing view of Zakynthos town on a photo taken from the veranda of the Latas Café at Bóchali area.
↖ NW   ≈ 1.9km

Bochali View Point & Cafe, Zakynthos

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

The main entrance of the Bochali Venetian Castle of Zakynthos.
↖ NW   ≈ 2km

Bochali Venetian Castle of Zakynthos

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

The main building of Zakynthos Airport on a photo taken from the runway.
↙ SW   ≈ 4.2km

Zakynthos Airport

« Dionysios Solomos »

With the name of the national Greek poet, it has frequent flights to Athens, numerous seasonal connections, & charters to European destinations.

Giant sea turtle statue at the entrance of the Sea Turtle Rescue Center in the area of Gerakas on Zakynthos.
↘ SE   ≈ 15.1km

Zakynthos Sea Turtle Rescue Center, Gerakas

A volunteer's work in an informative center and museum with a nice souvenir shop and a bar.

An overview of the Keri bay with the beach and its small harbor.
↙ SW   ≈ 16.9km

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.