Zakynthos 29100 Greece
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The post-Byzantine Museum has been operating since 1960. It is located in the most central part of the island, namely at the Square of the Republic – Solomou. Inside the museum you will find Byzantine, Ionian, Cretan, and local style works of art, from great artists. Also you will see the representation of the old town, old pictures from the temple of Faneromeni and Saint George of the Friends, objects from the monastery of St. George in Volimes, and many other images and paintings of many famous painters.
Moreover you will find rare frescoes from churches of the 12th, 13th, 17th and 18th century, old icons from the Ionian school (15th-19th century), two full screens of wooden churches( Pantokrator and St. Demetrious), many works of Doxaras, Tsonis, Damascus, Kallergi, Tzane, Koutouzis, and Hellenistic- Byzantine -post-season statues. Among the important objects in the museum, is the wooden gilded iconostasis from the church of St. Demetrious of Kola, (1690 AD).
Also you will see the creation of the procession of the relics of Saint Charalambos, made by I. Korai (1756 AD.), and an icon of the prophet David, made by Doxaras (18th century). Even there, have the mural from the apse of the sanctuary from the Church of Christ (1301 AD). Images from the church of St. Nicolas of the Mole (St. Anne, Mary and Christ) which made in 15th century, and the pieta which came from St. Andrew the Gardens.
The last important attraction is the carved wooden model of the seismic city during the period 1930 -1950, made by the artist John Manesi, in the years 1972 to 1986.
Directions: Summer Hours
April 1 to October 31
Easter Saturday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, August 15: 08.30-15.00
Holy Friday (until 12.00), Easter, May 1: closed
Instructions: Winter hours
Open from November 1 to March 31
Monday: closed Tuesday-Sunday: 08.30-15.00
January 6, Monday after big carnival, Holy Saturday, Monday after Easter, Whit Monday, October 28: 08.30-15.00
January 1, March 25, Holy Friday (until 12.00), Easter, May 1, and December 25-26: closed