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The harbour city of Zakynthos Town is the pulsing capital and main port of the island. It is located at the base of the hill of Bochali between steep wooded slopes that are topped by the ruins of a Venetian fortress. The fortress was famous for its glorious ensemble of Italianate architecture which stood until the earthquake of 1953 that destroyed most of the city. The subsequent reconstruction works began and now Zakynthos Town resembles a stylish modern city, with arcaded streets and gracious neoclassical public buildings. The vibrant main town area is centred around the magnificent waterfront and dazzling Solomos Square and is a hive of activity. Our villas in Zakynthos are well placed to explore this sublime city.

Things to do in Zakynthos Town

After exploring the emerald bays of the island, take a break from the beach life to visit Zakynthos Town, the capital of Zakynthos. Saint Mark Square, the Venetian Castle, Solomos Square and the Post Byzantine Museum of Zante are some of the best places to visit. You can use your holiday home as a base to do it all whilst on a villa holiday in Zakynthos.

All of our villas come with private pools, so if you simply want to unwind, why not just spend some time in your pool, allowing the warm sunshine to relax you.
 

Woman relaxing in Zakynthos
Pillars overlooking Zakynthos sea

History and Culture in Zakynthos Town

Zakynthos Town offers a whole host of interesting sights. Visit Solomos Square which is surrounded by characteristic traditional buildings with arch-shaped windows and arcades, typical architectural features of the island. Solomos Museum has the impressive Dionysios Solomos and Andreas Kalvos tombs and along with the Cultural Centre for the Municipal Library are all worth a visit. The post byzantine Museum of Zante exhibits treasures such as statues trimmed with gold, icons and art woodcuts. Beside the magnificent church of the patron-saint Agios Dionysios, is the Ecclesiastical Museum of Zante. See the Romas Mansion, one of the few buildings that was not destroyed by the earthquake. Head up to the top of the hill of Strani, located at the back of the city, to view the Venetian Castle situated on a hill overhanging the town.

Family holidays in Zakynthos Town

Zakynthos Town is a great place to take a family villa holiday with plenty to keep everybody entertained.

The tourist train of Zante Town is the best way to see the town whilst enjoying a fun and relaxed ride, a firm favourite with the kids. There are plenty of shopping opportunities, head to Roma which is by far the most commercial street in town, with shops selling clothes, shoes, accessories, jewellery, local traditional products and gifts. Boat trips are also really popular with families, where you can sail around the amazing rugged coastline and caves, with the additional bonus of perhaps spotting the endangered sea turtles in their natural habitat. A Greek villa in Zakynthos Town really does provide the perfect location for exploration.

Sea turtles in Zakynthos, Greece
Snorkel mask, Chania, Crete

Adventurous activities in Zakynthos Town

Zakynthos Town provides plenty of activities if you are looking for a bit more adventure. Hire a bicycle or motorbike and get out and about on your own. Head off into the sun on a jeep safari or book a fabulous boat trip and see the island from a different angle. You could try scuba diving and see the underwater world with your own eyes or just have fun at the beach where there is a wide range of water sports available. There is so much to keep you busy when you choose a villa holiday in Zakynthos Town.
 

Romance in Zakynthos Town

Do as much or as little as you like on your couples villa holiday. Relax by your private villa pool or head out for a day at the beach, or perhaps a trip into the town. When it comes to dining out in Zakynthos Town, you will find plenty of snack bars, traditional tavernas, luxury restaurants, roof gardens and wonderful cuisine. There is also a varied choice of bars providing entertainment during the warm evenings.

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