Churches in Zakynthos
The church of Agios Dionysios, the protector of the island, is located close to the port. It has an impressive bell tower, the tallest in the town, and hosts the shrine of the saint.
The church of Agios Nikolaos Molos, located in Solomos Square, is the only building of Venetian style that survived the earthquake of 1953. It was later reconstructed keeping its original characteristics.
The Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa is located on the slopes of a hill above Argassi. Although the monastery is half-ruined, it is worth visiting for the gorgeous view around the island.
The Monastery of Yperagathou is dedicated to Virgin Mary. Located in the center of the island, the monastery can be reached through a track road. Today it is not inhabited.
The Monastery of Anafonitria is located on the northwest side of the island. Agios Dionysios, the protector of the island, spent his last days as a monk here. This is where he gave forgiveness to the murderer of his brother.
The church of Agios Markos, located next to the Museum of Solomos, is small in size and constitutes the only Catholic church on Zakynthos island.
The church of Agios Nikolaos in Kiliomeno is a Venetian church with an impressive bell tower. Quite interesting is the fact that the church and the bell tower are separated by the street, looking like two different units.
This lovely church is located on the southern side of the village and it is surrounded by a small park. The church itself and the bell tower are very large.
The Monastery of Panagia Spiliotissa is located on the northern side of the island. Constructed on the edge of a steep cliff, this monastery is surrounded by lush greenery.
The Monastery of Panagia Eleftherotria is located in Lagopodo, next to Maherado and very close to the church of Santa Mavra. Its architecture looks more like a castle than a monastery. The location gives an amazing view to the countryside of the island.
The church of Agia Mavra in Maherado was built in the 14th century and it is among the most important churches in Zakynthos. It has an imposing Venetian bell tower next to the door. The church celebrates the memory of Agia Mavra on May 3rd.
This post-Byzantine monastery is constructed in a lush scenery above Alykes. Its interior has many works and icons of great value.
The Monastery of Agios Georgios Krimnon (or Vrahon, the meaning of the Rocks) is located on top of a cliff with a gorgeous view to the sea. Its exact date of construction is not known, but in 1553 it was destroyed by pirates.
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