Zakynthos Sights - Zante Sightseeing - Venetian Castle

 
   
 





 




Venetian Castle - Zakynthos Sights - Zante Sights

Venetian Castle Zante Zakynthos Sights - Sightseeing

Venetian Castle - Zante Vacation - Zakynthos Island Greece


The Venetian Castle, on Bohali hill on the outskirts of Zante town, was built in 1480 but only shortly afterwards part of it was destroyed by invading Turks. From 1514 onwards it was repaired and at one point it became the capital of the island. The castle is in ruins today but it is still worth visiting as there are exceptional views of Zakynthos town below and across the Ionian Sea to the Peloponnese region of Greece.

Before the Castle was built, there once stood an acropolis on the same sight. The gate of entrance clearly shows the Venetian influence as the Venetian symbol 'The lion of Saint Mark' is evident.

The Castle is set amongst pine trees and is a lovely place to visit, for a better understanding of Zakynthian history, the splendid views and also the atmosphere - one of tranquillity.

Venetian Castle Photo Gallery - Click to enlarge
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