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Zante Town

A town full of  history & cultural spots!

Zakynthos town ( Hora ) is the capital and also the centre of Zakynthos island. It is located 5 klm away from the airport. There is a wide choice of dining and entertainment while the history lovers can visit the museums and the churches.


Municipal Beach of Zakynthos (EOT Beach)

The municipal zakynthian beach is located  400 m from the centre of the town.This is a busy beach with sand and pebbles. There are sunbeds, umbrellas, renovated  toilets, changing rooms and also a small cafe. Also there is plenty space for parking. This beach is ideal for families with young children.


* In case you wish to explore more distant regions of the island we as locals advise you to visit Tsilivi, Krioneri, Porto Azzuro, Porto Roma, Banana, Agio Nikolao, Porto Zoro and Ionio beaches of amazing beauty. Most of them are organised and are located very close to beach bars or taverns that serve coffee and hire sunbeds and umbrellas at the cost of 5 to 8 euros.

Ideal for

Zakynthos Town is ideal for those who wish to spend their vacation in the centre of the island being very close to bars, restaurants, musuems and churches. Couples, families with young children and groups of friends will definitely have a great time here.


Tags: Zakynthos Town, centre of zakynthos island, sights, museums, churches, Saint Dennis, Bohali, Saint Markos Square, night life, dining, Kantades (traditional Zakynthian songs)

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Sights and activities

Visit the Byzantine Museum in Solomos square and see the rich selection of hagiographic paintings from the Byzantine era.

Do not miss a stop at Saint Dennis church the protector of the island. In the temple there are paintings of Nikolaos Koutouzis.Walking along Saint Markos square you can learn a lot about the zakynthian history at the Solomos and Kalvos museum as manuscripts and personal belongings of the two national poets are on display.


Last but not least Bohali the hill that stands above Zakynthos town has to offer a magnificent, panoramic view.



Zakynthos Town has to offer a wide range of dining choice. There are restaurants and taverns with reasonable prices and excellent service that serve home made food, sea food, pasta, pizza, snacks and deserts. Of course plenty shops have live music and arekies- kantades (traditional zakynthian songs).



The zakynthian market has a great variety of shops with clothes, shoes, souvenirs, jewellery, local products like pasteli and mantolato. The prices can differ depending on the shop. Also there are a lot of super markets and green groceries. Farmacies and gasoline stations are available along the whole town.



You can choose to spend the night in a classic rock bar like La Grange Rock Bar tasting different kind of beer, drink wine in Cava Mezzo, enjoy the view from the roof garden of Base cafe sipping a cocktail or visit Bohali hill.

Zakynthos Town is located 5 klm from the airport (about 11 minutes by car).


You will find in Zante Town (Hora)

* The statue of the national poet Dionysios Solomos situated in Solomos square

* The Vyzantine museum with exhibits of the Ionian and the Zakynthian art.

* The touristic train that does a tour to the most famous sights of Zakynthos town.

* The Stranis hill the place where Dionysios Solomos wrote the anthem of Greece.


The locals suggest

* Enjoy a coffee at the " Kokkinos Vrahos" cafe in Solomos square viewing the port

* Visit " Lattas" cafe in Bohali Hill and enjoy the delicious frygania ( traditional sweet) with ice cream.

How to reach the Capital


KTEL (local bus): Zante Town is 5 km from Zakynthos airport. For your transportation to and from the town of Zakynthos you can use the local bus.


TAXI: The best way for your transfer to Zante Town, from the airport or the port of Zakynthos is using taxi or mini bus, which can be booked easily and cheaply with the