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Byzantine Art Museum

The Byzantine Art Museum, also known as Zakynthos Museum is found at the north western end of Solomos square in Zakynthos Town. The exhibitions include several artefacts from around the island plus a model of Zakynthos town before the earthquake.

Cameo Island

Cameo Island is a tiny little island off the south coast of Zakynthos. It's just 100m east to west and around 60m from north to south. Due to it’s small size there’s not a great deal to see or do, there is a small beach as well as a taverna with great views of the coastline.

Damianos Caves

The Damianos caves are found close to the village of Agalas, it's a unique two-storey cave that’s filled with stalactites and stalagmites, there isn’t a great deal to see as the cave is quite shallow so there’s nothing to really explore inside but still worth a look.

Eleftherotria Monastery

Eleftherotria Monastery was established in 1962 and is one of the remaining active monasteries, with several nuns residing within its red and white walls. It's decorated with potted plants and offers spectacular panoramic views.

Helmi’s Natural History Museum

A visit to Helmi’s Natural History Museum in the small, central village of Agia Marina will uncover the remarkable flora and fauna indigenous to the area with over 1,500 1,500 samples of birds, fish, shells, fossils, rocks, and minerals.

Ioannis Prodromos Monastery

Ioannis Prodromos Monastery lies just north of Mount Melissa and west of Alykes. Though the monastery was originally founded in the 1500s, it dissolved for a period and was later re-established in the 17th century at the hands of Anthony Marinos and George Sapatis.

Marathonisi Islet

Marathonisi is a tiny island that’s roughly 2.5 kilometres off the coast. Known as Turtle Island, due to the fact that it's home to the precious, endangered Caretta Caretta turtles, also known as loggerhead turtles – the island is even vaguely turtle shaped!

Milanio Maritime Museum

The Milanio Maritime Museum is very well placed just 6km outside the capital in Tsilivi. The museum was founded by the Greek painter Antonis Milanos and exhibitions include paintings, photographs, ship models, uniforms, weapons and tools

Panagia Keriotissa Church

Panagia Keriotissa is a bright yellow church in the mountainous village of Keri. Nestled in a park on the southern side of town, this house of worship dedicated to the Assumption commands spectacular views and delights visitors with its cobbled courtyard.

Panagia Skopiotissa Monastery

Skopiotissa Monastery is found up Mount Skopos just south of Argassi. Constructed in 1624, this remarkable Byzantine church is the only religious site on the island with an Aegean-style dome though much of the monastery is now ruined,
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