Your acquaintance with the Fiore of Levante, as Zakynthos is often called, starts at the beautiful capital of the island. You may not be impressed by its picturesqueness but you will have the chance to admire many architectural "jewells" and discover marvellous spots that you will love.
Zakynthos town is located in the eastern part of the island, at the foot of Bohalis hill. It has gone through many hardships, the worst being the earthquake in 1953 and the fire that followed shorty after. Nevertheless, it has managed to preserve many of its Venetian ornaments and is still as enticing as ever.
Your stroll around town starts at the central Solomos Square, with the statue of our national poet dominating it. Here, your attention will be drawn to some very impressive buildings, such as the Town Hall building and that of the National Bank as well as the Agios Nikolaos Church.
If you walk down the central Dimokratias Steet you will end up at the Agios Markos Square, named after the neighbouring church. At a small distance you will see the Solomos Museum, which is definitely worth a visit.
We recommend without the slightest hesitation that you wander around the narrow streets and the streets around the squares where you are bound to come across small architectural treasures that will amaze you.