Top ChoiceMuseum 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...

Viewpoint in Zakynthos

Shipwreck Beach Viewpoint

The most dramatic sight along the west coast is magnificent Shipwreck Beach. A favourite of Instagrammers travelling through the Greek islands, the beach is home to a stranded cargo ship that ran aground in the...

Church in Zakynthos Town

Church of St Dionysios

Devoted to Zakynthos' patron saint, the Church of St Dionysios (1948; rebuilt following the 1953 earthquake) stands at the southern end of the waterfront, near the ferry jetty. Its interior holds opulent gilt...

Farm in Zakynthos

Logothetis Organic Farm

The 80-hectare Logothetis farm produces purely organic olive oils (some flavoured with orange, lemon and other fruits) as well as olive-oil products. You can do an olive-oil tasting and watch the process of...

Monastery in Zakynthos

Monastery of St George

In an evocative clifftop site, the Monastery of St George has an interior covered in faded frescoes. The strange tower at the centre of the complex was used by monks as a defence from pirate and Turkish attack:...

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,...

Beach in Zakynthos

Gerakas Beach

The best beach in the south, Gerakas is a strand of fine sand that faces the Bay of Laganas. It's also a crucial turtle-nesting site, so visitor numbers are restricted, and all access is forbidden between dusk...

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 also his tomb. He’s best known for his 'Hymn to...

Animal Sanctuary in Zakynthos

Mediterranean Marine Life Centre

At this small centre you can learn about the problems turtles face and perhaps see some of them at the in-house rescue and rehabilitation centre. The centre also has a few tortoises and terrapins as well as...

Beach in Zakynthos

Banana Beach

Long, narrow Banana is a busy package-tour beach and is awash with crowds, water sports and parasols.