The capital of the island, Zakynthos, is home to around 15,000 residents. It’s a lively and modern city that beautifully preserves the traditional essence of the past, especially evident in the charming Saint Marcus and Solomos squares.
As you explore the city center, you’ll come across quaint local shops brimming with homemade delicacies and handcrafted treasures. Take a leisurely stroll along Alexandrou Roma, the main shopping street, and indulge in some well-deserved retail therapy.
Perched above the town, the remnants of the Venetian fortress, known as Kastro, offer a captivating view of Zante’s harbor. Its presence adds to the city’s allure, taking you back in time.
As you wander through the city, you’ll encounter a blend of modern and traditional architecture. Following the devastating earthquake of 1953, many areas of the capital underwent reconstruction. This unique blend of traditional and contemporary styles makes Zakynthos’ capital truly enchanting.