Zakinthos


[ Photo Blog  #68 ]

Zakinthos

Zakynthos, or Zante,  is a Greek island in the Mediterranean’s southern Ionian Sea. The island’s capital is the coastal city, which is itself called Zakynthos.  It is centred around the waterfront area of Solomos Square.  I visited the island in 2006 and include below some of the photographs of the island and its capital which I took at that time.

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Approaching Zakinthos from the sea

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Rainbow over the island

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Rainbow

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Cypress trees in the wooded hills above the island’s capital

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One of the island’s many tourist beaches

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Harbour side – Fish fresh from the sea

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Colourful fishing nets

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A Bougainvillea-clad house in Solomos Square 

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Bronze bust of a Greek Orthodox bishop outside the Church of St Agios Dionysios, Zakynthos

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Statue of Liberty on Solomos square in Zakynthos city 

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Close-up of ‘Liberty’

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Jason’s long-lost and battered Argo perhaps !?

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Zante’s turquoise sea

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P&O ‘Arcadia’ at Zakinthos

 

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11 thoughts on “Zakinthos

  1. Roland, I really love your photos from Zakynthos. They are bursting with vigour
    and strength. Colours so clear and positive. From the great fishing nets to the Bougainvilla,
    the colour of the water, the old wooden boat, the statue of Freedom. What is
    that clumsy ship doing there 😊.
    I have been on Zakynthos for a week. My sister and I flew in and hired bikes.
    Many taverna stops. Fond memories.
    Miriam

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