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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 Greek in Zakynthos

Stavros

Perched above the west-coast cliffs at the far end of the road that climbs beyond Kambi, and marked by a huge white cross, this top-notch taverna extends over multilevel terraces, so diners can enjoy the stunning vi…
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…
Mediterranean in Zakynthos

Nobelos Bio Restaurant

Although it’s accessed from the hillside road, 300m up from Agios Nikolaos, this exquisitely romantic restaurant is down at sea level beside the private beach of its namesake boutique hotel. The irresistible setting…
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…
Greek in Zakynthos

Allegro

This delightful, very welcoming taverna-cafe on Keri’s village square has a changing daily menu of home-cooked Greek specialities, usually including mousakas and stuffed aubergines. Drinks range from iced coffee to …
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…