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Best things to do in Zakynthos

Point of Interest
“The Venetian castle located in the Mpohalis and just 2 km from the city. The Castle has great historical importance as it inside the Medieval years was located the capital of the island. The exact date that the castle was built is not known. The walls are of ashlar stone and form resembles the walls of Cretan castles. In 1480 largely demolished by the Turks and was denied the restoration of. Since then to1514, the islanders made several efforts to renovate after each raid or earthquake. The major restoration took place in 1515 with aid of Venice. Then added the cannons and the big gate, the bell of which serves as the town clock. The presence of the Venetians seem even if we observe the third gate, the walls of which bear the "Lion of St. Mark", a symbol of Venice. The castle housed throughout the city of Zakynthos, administrative agencies and the military. The Venetians created inside the castle rare works of the era, such as an organized sewerage system. The passage of time and the many earthquakes altered the form of the old city, from which few examples survive today. More specifically, in the area of ​​the castle, visitors can see the stone vaulted prison, the building of gunpowder, the main bastion of the fortress, remains of the sewerage system and ruins of several churches. The route will follow inside the castle is circular.”
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Café
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“The most popular café- bar on the island, located in St’ Marks square, landmark of the island. At Avant Garde you will enjoy your morning, as well as your evening drinks and cocktails accompanied by nice music choices. Perhaps one of the busiest places with high quality coffee and drinks. ”
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History Museum
“Museum featuring wood carvings, frescoes & paintings from the Byzantine era to the 18th century.”
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Nachtclub
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“Barrage club is on the outskirts of Zakynthos town. It is divided into two parts, the interior and the exterior. Outside there is a lovely garden where you can enjoy your drink and inside is the club that you can dance until early morning hours. Weekly parties, R & B music nights or techno evenings with the most famous DJ's to play music.”
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History Museum
“There are plenty of Super Markets, butchers and fish mongers all over Zakynthos, and of course, in the town you can find everything.”
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Point of Interest
“Lovely small pebbly beach. Beautiful clear waters which are ideal for snorkeling. The water here often takes on a green hue, reflecting on the lush vegetation surrounding the beach. There are a couple of small caves which you can swim out to from the beach. ”
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Establishment
“Most cute beach on the Island. Not Xigia 1, the one with sulfur water, but Xigia 2 with 2 joint beaches.”
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Lodging
“Banana is one of the most cosmopolitan beaches for both Greeks and foreign tourists since it offers plenty of sun beds with umbrellas, café-restaurants bars with fun music etc. The beach distinguishes for the rocky landscape and the soft golden sand. The access to the beach is easy and there are plenty of parking spaces. It is a good choice for all ages since everyone can combine everything with swim and sunbathe. ”
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Point of Interest
“The Museum consists of the following: the ground floor are the Dionysios Solomos Room, the Room of Eminent Zakynthians, the D. Romas Room and the Nicholas and Thaleia Kolyva Room, in which an important number of the manuscripts of the national poet Dionysios Solomos are kept, as well as some of his personal belongings, a rich collection of portaits of eminent Zakynthians, and an important collection of icons. The Museum also has a well-stocked library containing a large collection of documents, and also period furniture, an archaeological and folk art collection as well as a collection of photographs. It is located at Agios Markos Square. ”
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Park
“You can take small boats to visit blue caves and Navagio from Agios nikolaos port. Ask for Karidis trips , he is located in the entrance of the small port in Agios nikolaos in the side of the sea. He is a local from Volimes very good person and he is trying his best for the people to enjoy their trip!”
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Water Park
“Alternatively, you can visit the larger Water Village water park in the neighbouring village of Sarakinado, with indoor and outdoor games that will be loved by children and adults all day long.”
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Beach
“Situated near the village of Agios Leon, it is easily accessible by car. There is also ample space for parking. The bay here is stunning, although there is no sand, so it is not ideal for sunbathing, although there are many rocks which provide adequate seating and lounging space.The water here is exceptionally clean and is a beautiful blue, great for anyone who wants to dive into the refreshing water of the Ionian Sea - and also perfect for snorkeling.”
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Museum
“This museum features exhibits exploring Greek & Byzantine naval & maritime history.”
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Park
“Zakynthos’ Marine Park is located along the southern coast from the promontory of Marathia’s Cape to the beach of Gerakas, including the outback of the beaches of Limni Kerì, Laganas and Kalamaki and the Strofades, two small islands 50 nautical miles southern of Zakynthos. This area presents the main characteristics of the Mediterranean ecosystem, with sandy beaches, emerging rocks and sandy dunes, whereas in the outback there are thick pinewoods, fertile areas for the agriculture and the Mediterranean landscape with spontaneous vegetation. The National Marine Park has been founded in 1999 with the main purpose of defending the particular fauna of the southern part of the island and of its integration with the local society. The most important animal specimen to protect are the turtles Caretta-Caretta and the Mediterranean Seals Monachus-Monachus. ”
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Griechisches Restaurant
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“A very nice restaurant with great dishes. Don't forget to make a reservation. Ideal for couples and families.”
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Lodging
“Two kilometres away from Zakynthos (Zante) city, we arrive at Strani Hill. This is were our National Poet Dionisios Solomos, who ispired from canonnades in Mesologgi ,wrote our National Anthem.”
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