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Top Choice Mediterranean in Zakynthos Town

Prosilio

Gourmet dinner-only restaurant, with a boutique interior and a romantic garden courtyard. The hushed atmosphere may be unusual, but the service is relaxed and friendly, and if you love Greek food you’re sure to reli…
Top Choice Museum in Zakynthos Town

Byzantine Museum

This magnificent museum of ecclesiastical art is housed in a beautifully restored building on the central waterfront plaza. Almost everything here was rescued – by volunteer sailors! – in the immediate aftermath of …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Zakynthos Town

Avli

Delicious and wholesome Italian-influenced food, much of it organic and/or vegetarian, served in an enticing setting, with comfortable seating, vibrant linens and upholstery. As well as pasta and Greek staples, it p…
Fortress in Zakynthos Town

Kastro

A ruined Venetian fortress sits atop the wooded slope that looms over the town centre. Reached by a steep but enjoyable 15-minute hike, or a circuitous 2.5km drive, it’s now essentially a peaceful forest park, enclo…
Pies in Zakynthos Town

Fresh Pies

Who could resist the name of this hugely popular student hang-out, just off the main pedestrian shopping street? Order at the counter, then sit at tables on the open square opposite. It’s not just hot pies and sandw…
Church in Zakynthos Town

Church of St Dionysios

Devoted to Zakynthos' patron saint, the rebuilt Church of St Dionysios (1948) stands at the south end of the waterfront, near the ferry jetty. Its interior holds opulent gilt work and impressive frescoes, while its …
Greek in Zakynthos Town

Mesathes

A prime spot for people-watching, this welcoming taverna spreads through a broad and breezy terrace on the open pedestrian precinct behind the Byzantine Museum, and offers a well-priced menu of beautifully presented…
Taverna in Zakynthos Town

Malanos

This much-loved family-run taverna, set amid the fields on the southern outskirts of town 2km from the centre, is renowned island-wide for serving huge portions of rich local favourites such as rooster, rabbit and w…
Bar in Zakynthos Town

Base

Down at street level, Base surveys the flow through Plateia Agiou Markou, dispensing coffees, drinks and music to a hip local crowd. The stylish rooftop bar, open from late afternoon, is a fabulous venue for knockou…
Museum in Zakynthos Town

Museum of Solomos

To give it its full name, the Museum of Solomos and Eminent Zakynthian People houses not only the archives of island-born poet Dionysios Solomos (1798–1857), but even his tomb. He’s best known for his 'Hymn to Liber…