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Zakynthos Museums: Discover the several museums of the island of Zakynthos, Greece

  The Post-Byzantine art Museum of Zakynthos
Discover the museums of the island of Zakynthos GreeceThe museum is situated in Zakynthos town, in the southern end of Solomos Square. It was built after the earthquake of 1953 and houses various ecclesiastic collections.

The museum collection includes carved masterpieces of Post-Byzantine icons-screens from the temples of Agios Dimitrios of Kollas and the Pantokrator, icons-screens that was rescued from the earthquake, works in wood and wood carving from the 16th century, preserved and reconstructed frescoes and wall paintings from the 12th until the 18th century, works of art from Ionian and Cretan painters of the 16th century, vessels…

The Museum is open daily except of Monday from 8am to 2.30pm.

More information from the Ministry of Culture: here

Museum of Dionysios Solomos and Eminent Zakynthians
The museum is situated near the St Markos Square. The museum is dedicated to Dionysios Solomos, the father of Modern Greek Literature and author of the Greek National Hymn.

The museum of Zakynthos Greece houses an important number of manuscripts and personal objects of the writer. His mausoleum can also be found there.

The museum also houses a great collection of portraits of eminent Zakythians, clothes, furniture, blazons of nobles, a collection of icons, an archaeological collection and many black and white photographs.

More information from the Greek Ministry of Culture: here

Museum of Grigorios Xenopoulos.

The museum is situated near the Church of Agios Dionysios, in Zakynthos town. It is devoted to the life and work of the novelist and play writer Grigorios Xenopoulos (1867-1951).

The museum houses manuscripts and publications of his work, personal objects and some furniture from that period.

Vertzagio Folk Museum
The museum is situated in the village of Pigadakia, 2 km from Alykes. The museum exhibits a reconstitution of a traditional house with its dinning room, kitchen and bedroom using the authentic furniture and decoration of this period with the every day utensils.

The museum has also an old grind machine that was used to press grapes and olives.

 

 
 

 

 

 

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