Top things to do in Zakynthos

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

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 Taverna in Zakynthos Town

Malanos

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

Cross Tavern

Perched above the west-coast cliffs at the end of the road that climbs beyond Kambi, and marked by a huge white Christian cross, this top-notch taverna extends over terraces, so diners can enjoy views so stunning th…
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 1960…
Church in Zakynthos Town

Church of St Dionysios

Devoted to Zakynthos' patron saint, the rebuilt Church of St Dionysios (1948) stands at the southern end of the waterfront, near the ferry jetty. Its interior holds opulent gilt work and impressive frescoes. The con…
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 extracti…
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: the …
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, enclos…
Greek in Zakynthos

Allegro

Don't expect to get much of a say in what you eat at this delightful, very welcoming taverna-cafe on Keri’s village square. The chatty woman who runs it will likely take one look at you and decide what you're going …