The city of Zakynthos which is the capital of the island is found in their foot of the hill of Mpochalis, is a modern city that built after the earthquake 1953, it is extended, it is shaped and it is improved continuously so that is covered the continuously increasing activities in the sectors of tourism and culture. The imposing traditional buildings with the little bridges and the bow windows and the graphic squares maintain the traditional style of the old city. The square Solomos in the centre of the coastal avenue Lomvardou are surrounded by the buildings of National Bank, the Post byzantine Museum and the Municipal Library, entertain the statue of national poet Dionisios Solomos. He is one from the most graphic points of the city, point cultural and social of meetings and events. Going to the interior of the city, we meet cafeterias, bar and restaurants with intense movement all the hours of the day. Reaching in the graphic square of Agios Markos we meet the museum Solomos, Kalvos and Eminent Zakynthian and the Catholic Church of Agios Markos. From this point begin the road Alexandros Romas, the commercial centre of the city with the little bridges, allocate big variety of commercial shops for all the needs of local population and for the visitors. In the city of Zakynthos there are a lot of impressive churches with more important the one of Saint Dionisios, protector of the island, where is looked after and his holy relic. In the graphic district of Mpochalis in the hill above the city with the stone narrow streets and courtyards which are full of flowers, the shops with traditional entry you will enjoy the panoramic view of the island. In the very green hill of Strani where it was written the National Anthem from the Dionisios Solomos, you can also travel in the brilliant past of the island. In the city of Zakynthos you will find also the museum of Grigorios Xenopoulos in the region Revealed where are found his familial house, but also a lot of other parts of cultural and historical interest.
After you exceed the harbour of Zakynthos and advance north, you find a elongated beach at the length of the coast? it can be one from the most beautiful beaches but here near there are a lot of possibilities of amusement as grounds tennis, sports and jot club. In the beach goes more often the local at the weekends. We consult you in any case to advance at the length of the beach and after you leave behind you the beach of Zakynthos to reach in the region Kryoneri (up to there that the street becomes more difficult). Here you can park your car or your motorbike in an open space in the right of you and make your dives in the paradise sea with the rocky bottom.
How you are moved
Zakynthos is connected with all the tourist centres of the island such as (Argasi, Kalamaki, Lake of Candle (Limni keriou), Tsilivi, Laganas, Vassilikos and the Alykes) with coach that they make enough itineraries daily. Also you can rent a car, or a jeep, or a motorbike or a bicycle in order for you to move with autonomy in the island. From Zakynthos begin also the organised excursions that allow in the tourist to make the tour of island with buses or with boat.
Where to stay.
Zakynthos offers the possibility of stay in hotels small or big, apartments or villas, while it is difficult for you to find for renting simple houses or studios.
Zakynthos is a real small city that offers in the visitor shops of all kinds from what is addressed in the tourist up to them where always gone only the local people. There are a lot of shops with the clothes and accessories, with souvenirs, with foods and domestic types.
In the capital you can also find snack bars, traditional taverns, luxurious restaurants, roof gardens and fast food. Here you have really big possibility of choices for the dinner and also there are a lot of bars and pump for a drink same in the beach and in the wider region such as Agios Markos and Solomos. Very pleasant is also the walk in the streets of the city, while if you want to stay out up to late in the night, little outside from Zakynthos to the Argasi there is a disco pump, where you pay the entry, that offer music up to late in the night.