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Zakynthos (Zante) is full of churches and monasteries
See my WS1+2 an others churches from village Macherado St Maura and St Nickolaos Kiliomenos bellfry
here church St Maura and St Nickolaos Kiliomenos
that have survived the disastrous earthquake of 1953 and others that have been built afterwards. Here are some of the most famous and more visited churches and monasteries of the island.
here my theme of Zakynthos
The Church of Agios Dionysios
The church of Agios Dionysios (Saint Dionysius) is located in the southern part of the capital of Zakynthos, near the harbour. The church is dedicated to Agios Dionysios, saint patron of the island, whose corpse was transferred from the monastery of Strofades to this church in 1717.

Saint Dionysius was born on Zakynthos in 1546 and was part of the Venetian ruling class but he refused all advantages his social position was offering him, lived with a great kindness and charity towards the less fortunate ones and was said to have miraculous skills.

The church was built in 1708 and combines two architectures: Byzantine style mixed with occidental.

The entrance of the church is full of fine Orthodox wall paintings and the interior is entirely gold-painted. The impressive icons decorating the interior of the church were made by the Greek hagiographers Koutouzis and Doxaras.

Many pilgrims are visiting the church every year and keep on honouring the saint.

Two celebrations are dedicated to the Protector Agios Dionysios: one on the 17th of December which is held in memory of the saint’s death, and the other on the 24th of August commemorating the transportation of the Holy Body from the monastery to the church.,,etc...
here info of churches of Zakynthos

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