A tour of the capital of Zakynthos
The capital of Zakynthos boasts a picturesque historic center, where it really lives in the evening, and a nice harbor promenade. The most famous sights include the church of Agios Dionysios, the bell tower and the square of Dionysios Solomos
Church of Agios Dionysios
We can start our tour of the city right next to the largest religious monument – the church of Agios Dionysios
Atmosphere in the church
Like almost all Orthodox churches, this one is very richly decorated, candles are burning and there is an interesting atmosphere. Of course, it is possible to buy various church things from the church
Richly decorated chapel
Some parts of the church are decorated so that the eyes cross.
The bell tower in Zakynthos
Right next to the church is a high bell tower. From here we set off along the port promenade
The walk along the port promenade is pleasant. All the time you have nice views of the city, the hill above the city and of course the boats. Count on it to be about a kilometer long from the church to the main square, so if you don't go in the early evening, the sun will burn you quite a bit.
The port of Zakynthos
In the port you can see a whole range of boats – from luxury yachts to small fishing boats or large ships
Zakynthos - the city of churches
When you get bored with the promenade, head to the streets of the old town. Here you will find a large number of picturesque churches
Agiou Markou Square
The very city center is around Agiou Markou Square. Souvenirs, restaurants, ice cream vendors, you will find it all here. There is also a nice church of San Marco and the Dionysios Solomos Museum
Zakynthos in the evening
Like almost every Mediterranean city, Zakynthos has the best atmosphere after dark – locals and tourists alike, restaurants offer seafood or other Greek specialties. It certainly has a more pleasant atmosphere here than in the tourist center of Laganas
Dionysius Solomos Square
Next door is the huge Dionysius Solomos Square with the dominant building of the Museum of Post Byzantine Art
Church of Agios Nikolaou
Another interesting building on the square is the church of Agios Nikolaou
Hill above the city
Above the town rises a fairly high hill on which is the historic village of Bochali.
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