Rizochoria [Root villages] took their name from their location at the foot of mount Vrachionas (Root - Riza) and represent rural Zakynthos. At Pantokratoras visit the church of Sotiras, at Muzaki the church of Agios Nikolaos with exquisite art works, and at Vougiato the church of Agios Demetrios, which in antiquity hosted the temple of Artemis Opitais. Furthermore, you can visit the church of Yperagia Theotokos at Lagadakia, as well as the old village, with its magnificent view to the valley, as well as the stone steeples of Agios Georgios and Agios Andreas. At Fiolitis you can see thechurch of Agios Nikolaos of Schinon with the stone steeple and at Fagia the Helmi Museum of Natural History, and thechurch of Agia Marina with its belfry, excellent examples of the architecture of Zakynthos. At Pigadakia visit theVergatzio Folk Museum, where you will get a glimpse of the rural life of the island in the 19th century.
On the Ionian islands the wind of culture was always blowing from the West
Whenever you visit Zakynthos, get information on the multitude of cultural activities: the fairs, the theatre and music performances, the unique shows, the religious fairs, its rare manners and customs. Zakynthos carries a long history of traditions that make up its Culture. Experience unique moments! The International Meeting of Art and Creation is a new cultural event for Zakynthos, during which distinguished artists from Greece and other European countries meet every summer to create artworks inspired from the natural beauty and culture of the island.