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Phone: +30 26950 48203

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Monis Strofadon
Zakynthos 29100 Greece
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The Museum of St. Dennis was founded in 1979, on the initiative of Bishop Panteleimon of Zakynthos and the mentee Daniel Giants. Housed in the hall on the ground floor of the main building of the Monastery of Strofades up in 1997, when it happened a big earthquake and caused severe damage to the monastery, so all the relics and images
transferred to the Monastery of St. Dennis in Zakynthos. In 2000 the new museum builded again, and it is located just beside the church of Saint Dennis, in Zakynthos Town. Inside you will distinguish different objects of painting, argyroglyptikis and weaving. Also an old and rare picture of the Virgin Thalassomachousas of the 13th century, which according to mythology, it was thrown into the sea during the period of iconoclasm and was found at the Monastery of Strofades. Additional images of the Virgin Mary (“always a pleasure”), of the St. Theodore the General of all,  of the Annunciation, and also sacred vessels of the Eucharist, liturgical books of the 16th-18th century, priestly vestments of  the clergy, cross, chalice, monstrance, urns, candlesticks, censers,  and a rare bible. Finally, what would excite you most is the pontifical vestments of the relics of St. Denis, and the
matrices of the Metropolitans Paraschi and Plessas.

Directions: Tel: 26950 48203

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