Zakynthos attractions

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 …
Fortress in Zakynthos Town


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…
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 …
Wildlife Reserve in Zakynthos

National Marine Park of Zakynthos

Covering an area of 135 sq km, this marine park in Zakynthos' Laganas Bay was created in 1999 to protect the endangered loggerhead turtle.
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…