Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos:
 
The Museum was built after the earthquakase of 1953. It was organised by the Academician Manolis Hadzidakis and was opened to the public in 1960.
The Museum collections include:
1. Works in wood and wood carving (16th - 19th centuries)
2. Wall paintings (12th-13th and 17th-18th centuries)
3. Small gallery with sculptural works of the Hellenistic, Early Christian,  Byzantine and Post-Byzantine periods
4. Utilitarian implements and vessels.
5. Icons of the 15th-16th centuries (Cretan-Ionian island school, Ionian island naturalistic style)
 

Address: Solomos Square- Zakynthos town
Phone: +30-26950 - 42.714
 


The Museum of Dionysios Solomos and Eminent Zakyntians:
 
The Museum of Dionysios Solomos and Eminent Zakyntians was rebuilt in 1957. It has been in operation since 1966 and since January 17, 1968, the bones of the national poets, Dionysios Solomos and Andreas Kalvos repose in its Mausoleum.
The Museum consists of the following: the ground floor are the Dionysios Solomos Room, the Room of Eminent Zakynthians, the D. Romas Room and the Nicholas and Thaleia Kolyva Room, in which an important number of the manuscripts of the national poet Dionysios Solomos are kept, as well as some of his personal belongings, a rich collection of portaits of eminent Zakynthians, and an important collection of icons. The Museum also has a well-stocked library containing a large collection of documents, and also period furniture, an archaeological and folk art collection as well as a collection of photographs.
 
 
 
Address: 6 Aghiou Markou Square, 291 00 Zakynthos
Telephone: +30-26950-28982
 

 

Helmis natural history museum: 

The Helmis museum is located in the small village of Agia Marina. It offers an unique insight into the divers ecosystems of Zakynthos. It hosts several exhibits to feature all aspects of the rich flora and fauna of the island. The museum houses a large variety from rocks, minerals, fossils, shells, corals to fish, birds and other indigenous animals. The displayed collection is focused on education are therefore is an ideal place to discover with children.
 
 
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Vertzagio Cultural Museum:
 
The museum situated in the peaceful village of Pigadakia is set amongst the beautiful green countryside. Here you will view how the Greeks used to live years before. Inside the museum itself you will see a traditional bedroom, lounge, dining room with original furniture and decoration of the period. Also there is a chance to see a traditional kitchen with all the original utensils and stone oven along with lots of other things associated with the Greek rural a green family, old currents, newspapers, clothes, linen etcetera.
 
 
 

Museum of Grigorios Xenopoulos:

The Museum of the well-known Greek writer Grigorios Xenopoulos (1867-1951) is situated at the district of Faneromeni in the town of Zakynthos.
The Museum contains manuscripts, publications of his work and personal belongings of the writer as well as period furniture from Xenopoulos' family house.
 
 
Location: Gaita street, town of Zakynthos.
 

 

Naval Museum of Zakynthos:
 
 
There are two Naval Museums in Zakynthos.
The Naval Museum is located in Bochali and through the presentation of paintings as well as the other exhibits you will have the chance to become acquainted with the development of Greek naval history through the centuries.
The 'Milaneio Naval Museum' is located in Tsilivi and has the pan Hellenic exclusivity to include some aquarelles that depict the evolutionary progress of the naval history of the Greek nation and they are a worldwide exclusivity. It is a unique historical account. Naval objects of famous ships and photographic material are also on display for the viewing pleasure of the museum visitors. Eventually it is worthy to see the accessories belonging to the most popular Greek warships, naval costumes, board books and epoch pictures.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Town Hall Library:

The town hall library is located in a big building in Solomos square. Its story goes back to 1628 and before being destroyed by the earthquake and the fire; it kept unique papers and books of poets of the past.
Thanks to the donation of some people of Zakynthos who gave to the library books from their personal and private collection, it was possible to rebuilt the past and give it back to people at their disposal. In the library it is possible to find rare books concerning the history and tradition of Zakynthos, treaties of famous writers, copies of old newspapers and memories concerning the second world war in addition to the pictures of Zakynthos before the calamity happened in 1953.
 
 
 

 

THE MANSION OF THE ROMAS' FAMILY:

This museum consist in the mansion of Alexander Roma that was President of the Greek Parliament and the creator of the "Greek Red Shirts" military unit with which he fought for the liberation of the city of Ioannina.
A. Roma remains one of the most characteristic and pure personalities of the modern Greek political and military history.
The mansion was built in 1660 by the Vice Consul of England in Zante, Robert John Geoffrey.
During the period of the "English Protection" (1816-64) the mansion was the seat of the English Resident of Zante and was known by local people as "Residenza".
The mansion was bought by Alexander Roma in 1880. Since then and until the Second World War became the seat of one of the two major political parties of the island (the Roman party).
This house survived to the earthquake of 1953 that destroyed all the city and then it was partly rebuild by Dionisios Romas.
Now represents the sole example of the old big urban zantiote architecture The large and decorated rooms of the building, the libraries consisting of old and rare editions, as well as the large collection of family portraits, paintings, gravures, old weapons and various objects of art, reflect the needs, the expectations, the mentality and the way of living of the old zantiote aristocracy.
The mansion is located in Louka Karer street at number 19 not far from Solomos Square and the Town Hall. It's open everyday from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 19.00 to 21.00. For more information please call: 26950 28381.