Agios Dionysios Zakynthos Reviews
Agios Dionysios Jun 21, 2013
Agios Dionysios is the patron Saint of the island. He was born in 1547 in Zakynthos as the son of rich parents. He became an archbishop and later on a priest. He died around 1623. Years later his body was excavated and his body was intact and because of that he was canonized. The church is visited by a lot of pelgrims every year. The body of Agios Dionysios still remains intact and is displayed in the church. His memory is annually celebrated on December, 17th, the day of his death and on August 24th, the day when his corps was transferred to Zakynthos Town and was set into his church.
The church itself is located close to the harbor. The church has a high clock tower right next to it the church is located. The church survived the earthquake of 1953 as one of the view buildings that survived.
The church has wonderful paintings on the inside. To bad you are not allowed to take pictures because the use of color is amazing. The paintings are bright, powerful and full of color.
Visiting the church is free. You are not allowed to take pictures inside the church and they want you to dress appropriate. In other words not showing your legs or wearing a bathing suit inside. They have a scarf witch you can barrow an throw around as a skirt, so if you don’t have appropriate clothes with you, you can use the scarf.
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