All 28 Zakynthos Sightseeing
Here are all the Zakynthos sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Zakynthos, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.
All sightseeing in Zakynthos
In the village of Pigadakia, 2 km from Katastari, there is a small cultural and agricultural museum. Established in 1998, this museum exhibits the life of a traditional Greek village.
This is a lovely park with many self-grown trees and bushes and a lot of animals species. The park is crossed by narrow, stone paths.
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.
The church of Agios Dionyssios, 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 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 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.
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.
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 Exhibition Center of the Sea Turtle Caretta Caretta is located in the region of Dafni, an area that belongs to the National Marine Park of Zakynthos. The center was established in 2006 and aims to inform visitors on the protection of the caretta caretta.
The Helmis Museum of Natural History is located in the mountainous village of Agia Marina, in the centre of Zakynthos. It was established in 2000 by a private initiative and aims to present the rare flora, fauna and sealife of the island.
The Monastery of Agios Goergios Krimnon (or Vrahon, meaning of the Rocks) is located on top of a cliff with gorgeous view to the sea. Its exact date of construction is not known, but in 1553 it was destroyed by pirates.
The Monastery of Anafonitria is located on the north west side of the island. Agios Dionyssios, 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 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 amazing view to the countryside of the island.
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 Panagia Skopiotissa is located on the slopes of a hill above Argassi. Although the monastery is half-ruined, it is wortk visiting for the gorgeous view around the island.
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 Naval Museum of Tsilivi includes aquarelles which present the history of the Greek Navy from the 18th century till today, ship models, nautical uniforms, books and photographs.
The Post Byzantine Art Museum of Zakynthos Town is housed in the large building of Solomos Square, the largest square of the town. It exhibits valuable icons, ecclesiastical clothing, frescoes from the 16th-19th century and papers and photos of Zakynthos before the earthquake of 1953.
Close to the frequented beach of Laganas lies the most nostalgic part of old Zakynthos, Sarakina Mansion, the last remaining house of Italian architecture.
This museum is located is Agios Markos Square and it is dedicated to the poet Dionysios Solomos and other eminent Zakynthians. A collection of manuscripts, portaits, personal clothes and busts of famous Zakynthians are housed inside as well as the mausoleums of two important Greek poets, Solomos and Kalvos.
Argassi Bridge is built at the outfall of a river and is today ruined, located 10 metres from the seashore, in the small harbour of Argassi. Almost half of the bridge, which used to be part of the main road, is now resting on the shore.
The Castle of Zakynthos is set on a hill above Zante Town, in the region of Bohali. Constructed in the 15th century, probably around 1480, this Castle protected the island from many pirate raids and enemy attacks.
One of the numerous sights and attractions of Zakynthos is the Vrysakia aqueduct, which is located near the town of Argasi. Several remains of buildings have been discovered in this area.
This amazing Water Village includes water games like Lazy River, Octapus Slides, Slippery Rabbit, Multi Racing and Black Hole. Both children and grown-ups will love it. It is located in Sarakinado village, between Tragaki and Zakynthos Town.
This museum is dedicated to Gregorios Xenopoulos, a famous Greek playwriter born in Zakynthos. It is housed in the ancestral mansion of the writer and it houses his manuscripts, photos and personal items.
The Monastery of Yperagathou is dedicated to Virgin Mary. Located in the centre of the island, the monastery can be reached through a track road. Today it is not inhabited.
Blue Caves are located on the northernmost side of the island. They were created by wave erosions and excursion boats get through their arches.
Marathonisi is a pristine island in the bay of Laganas, right opposite Limni Keriou beach. Excursion boats go to Marathonisi, which is known for its sandy beaches and the green landscape. On the soft sand of Marathonisi, the sea turtle caretta-caretta goes to lay its eggs.
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