Zakynthos town is the capital and harbor of the island, along with its commercial hub and heart of entertainment. It is located on the slope of Bochali hill, which is home to one of the loveliest forests on the island. At the same time, the ruins of a Venetian Castle allow travelers to take a glimpse at the island’s glorious past and gaze at the mesmeric view from atop. A splendid experience, feeling the salty breeze fondling your cheeks gently and caressing your hair. A rejuvenating hike, no more than 15 minutes on foot to the hill – and well worth it!
At Zakynthos Town, there is much to see and do. This is the heart of the island, with many cafés and restaurants offering spectacular, mouth-watering delicacies for you. Sip on Greek coffee and relish some traditional treats, savory and sweet. Or wait till sunset and start drinking cocktails, as the sun melts away and falls into the sea. There are many souvenir shops for you to choose what will remind you of Zakynthos (as if you could ever forget it!). And lots of gifts for your loved ones!
Dionysios Solomos Square and the monastery of Agios Dionysios, the Byzantine Museum and the Museum of Solomos and Kalvos, the great poets of Zante, Agios Markos Square…These are just few of the attractions in Zakynthos town. And of course, within a few minutes, you are instantly welcomed to a new era. An era more innocent and in perfect alignment with nature’s bliss. The forest and the entire area of Zakynthos Kastro will astound you. So close to the center of the island and yet so idyllically far away. It is like time stands still here. And this is always a cherished experience, to forget about the clock ticking and concentrate on the exact moment.
Discover the vibrant character of Zakynthos Town and the exquisite, unspoiled nature of Kastro. This is going to be a great day, assuming you keep your camera close and are ready to take pictures of the most fascinating snapshots!