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Skiathos Town

Skiathos Town or Chora is the main harbour for the island and capital of Skiathos. This will be the best place to stay for a lot of people travelling to Skiathos. It offers plenty of bars and restaurants for the evenings and is on the main road so it’s easy to travel to and from.

Papadiamantis House

The Papadiamantis House is a museum in Skiathos town dedicated to the writer Alexandros Papadiamantis who lived and worked there. He wrote nearly 200 short stories, mostly about Greek island life. The museum is like a shrine containing his personal possessions.

Evangelistria Monastery

The Monastery Evangelistria in Skiathos is the most appealing of the island’s religious sites. It's beautifully well kept with flowers, bunting and immaculate grounds making it a peaceful place to have a wander around or spend some time to yourself.

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.

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.

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

Solomos Museum

Solomos Museum is located in St. Marks Square in Zakynthos Town, it opened in 1959 and honours the beloved poets Dionysios Solomos and Andreas Kalvos. Inside you’ll find paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries, sculptures, and pottery.

Turtle Rescue Centre

The turtle rescue centre is in the Vasilikos peninsula on the south east corner of Zakynthos, founded in 1991, the turtle rescue and information centre is a place dedicated to the protection of the turtles that nest on the beaches in the area.

Agricultural Museum

A stone’s throw away from Alykes on the east coast of Zakynthos is the tiny village of Pigiadakia, where the Agricultural Museum has been informing visitors since 1998 on how the islands farming and crop cultivation was done over the years.

Achilleion

Achilleion is a palace in the east of Corfu, approximately 10km south of Kerkyra and set in beautiful, well kept grounds and offers panoramic views. It was built by Elisabeth of Bavaria who was also known as Sissi, hence the name, Sissi’s Palace.
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