Zante on Zakynthos with Bochali Mountain Zante Zakinthos Zakynthos Blue Caves Zakynthos Arch Zante Zkynthos Cameo Island Zakynthos Greece Blue Caves of Zakynthos Zante
LIVECAM Pireas.gr | Syntagma | Ermou Street | Greece Live Cam List

Photos of Greece

Zakynthos

Ζάκυνθος

Also referred to as Zante and Zakinthos

Setting sun over Zakynthos

Zakynthos (or also spelled Zakinthos) is one of the seven islands of Heptanesia (the others are Corfu, Kithira, Lefkas, Ithaki, Kefalinia and Paxi) and is in the Ionian Sea facing towards Sicily, Italy, on one side, and the Greek mainland on the other.

The island was ruled by the Republic of Venice while Greece was under Ottoman rule (from the fall of Constantinople in 1453 to Greek Independence in 1821), so the Ionian Islands have the distinction of escaping the heavy Turkish influences that were spread across Greece during the 4 centuries of Ottoman dominance.

Sometimes called Il Fiore Di Levante the island suffered earthquakes (particularly in 1953) in the past which flattened many of the 18th century buildings treasured for their architectural design and historical value. Since then, an effort has been made to reinvigorate the island's style with newer structures, but to also retain the few remaining structures that express the Venitian past.

More: The Blue Caves of Zakynthos

Zakynthos  Monument to the national poet Dionysius Solomos

Monument to the national poet Dionysius Solomos, born April 8, 1798 – Died February 9, 1857. Solomos wrote the Greek National Anthem.


zakynthos

Go to next photo


Go to next photo




Oxford Greek-English Learner's Dictionary - 1024 pages - Amazon


The Acropolis in Athens Greece

The Acropolis - Parthenon and More


GREECE BY NIGHT More News - ArchivePhotos of GREECE
WALL DECOR ATHENS GREECE 5 PIECES Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis of Athens Greece Artwork Wall Decor 5 Pieces Canvas Modern Painting Wall Art Home Decoration for Living Room Pictures HD Printed Framed Ready to hang(60''Wx40''H)

Create Amazon Business Account - save time and money on business purchases with competitive B2B prices and discounts


Home | Information | Resources | Archive | Photos | Book Shop | Contact | Copyright | Site Map