Culture & History

Sightseeing in Zante


The Shipwreck

It is a famous beach on the eastern coast near the village of Anafonitria. Crystal clear waters, white sand, impressive cliffs and sand misovythismeno the wreck of a ship form a fantastic backdrop.

The German traveler E.L. Salvatos states in 1901 that the area of ​​the Shipwreck was a very small beach with black stones. The olders of the region say that by 1920 there was a very little beach named Spirili.

After 1922 some landslides happened and they originally created the first significant beach which was about to the point that now the shipewreck is located. The last landslide after shipwreck created the beach that exist till today.

The shipwreck is dated to 1983, while the ship that sank was carrying contraband cigarettes.

Some of the most well known sights that woth your visit in Zante are the following:

The Venetian Fortress of Zante

Locations with panoramic view


Square of Dionysios Solomos

St. Mark's Square

Lighthouse of Keri

Porto Roxa

Xigia (Volimes)

The Shipwreck

Museum of Saint Dionisios, and more...

Monasteries and Churches

There are also many churches and monasteries in the wide area of Zante. Some of them are the following (please click on the links for more information):

Agia Triada
Agios Dionysios
Agios Georgios
Agios Georgios Latinos
Agios Ioannis
Agios Markos
Agios Nikolaos
Panagia Anafonitra
Panagia of Angels
Virgin Mary of Skopiotissa
Virgin Mary of Spilaiotissa

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