St. Dionysios Church

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Saint Dionysios

Saint Dionysios the island protector, this church, the biggest in the city, is dedicated to the protector of the island and it is located along the seashore of Zakynthos.

It was built in 1948 and it resisted the earthquake in 1953, now its bell tower is very high and stands out among the different buildings recognizable St. Dionysios Churches soon as you enter the port.
Even if it hasn’t got any particular exterior characteristics, when entering you are impressed by the number of frescos, lamp holders, and colors.
Among the artists that contributed to the magnificence of this church, there are the painter Doxaras and the chaser Baftas who engraved the silver reliquary in where there are the mortal remains of Saint Dionysios.
The bell tower, being surrounded by numerous bulbs, during the night it is enlightened creating a lovely view.

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