The town's history of the island is divided into pre-earthquake and post earthquake period. Before the earthquake and the fire that followed in 1953, the town was built according to the Venetian architecture.
Mansions with Venetian architecture alternated with civil and folk houses and among them were many stone churches. Walking paths crossed courtyards, gardens and picturesque squares. The buildings had arches and many of them included arcades.
After the 1953 earthquake only three buildings survived and and efforts were made to rebuild the city in the old city standards. Today , walk in the town of Zante, feel the energy, drink a coffee in the squares, shop under traditional Venetian arches in the main street of Alexandrou Roma and taste Zakynthian dishes in some of the many traditional tavernas. And the evening hear serenades, traditional Zakynthian songs, or have fun at some of the bars located in San Marco square.
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pajaran (52648) 2014-08-05 4:14
Interesantan tekst o ostrvu i arhitekturi sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na luku sa ribarskim camcem i arhitekturu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan deo grada.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa oblacima koji donose kisu, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the island and architecture with a description ...
Nice view of the harbor with fishing boats and architecture ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown part of the city.
Good work, nice captured moment with clouds that bring rain, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
lousat (77896) 2014-08-05 4:16
Hi Maria,this fantastic water makes the difference! And the architechtures too,a magnificent composition caught with good detail and great exposure,interesting post,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Mesut09 (378) 2014-08-05 4:18
hello Maria.. It is amazing light blue ..:) good reflection of sun on the water..:) thanks for the picture
miumiu (6021) 2014-08-05 4:42
This is a wonderful town! The turquoise sea is breathtaking!
l like this lovely, charming, calm atmosphere here.
ikeharel (58275) 2014-08-05 5:31
Wondered where this picture was, when looking at your gallery this morning.
Nice re-post, well applied the turquoise lagoon view.
Appears to be not as crowded placeas thought this would be, noon-time picture(assuming that) over the small port nicely presented, allocated on pic. space & light manged beautifully.
abmdsudi (43754) 2014-08-05 10:23
The heavenly blue water savours the eyes as strong element with attractive surrounding interest to complement. You did very well with the exposure and well detailed. It's simply a pleasure to view.and tx to the infor notes guiding us along. Congrats
ourania (32169) 2014-08-05 10:31
αυτό το τοπίο-σύμβολο της Ζακύνθου ήταν η πρώτη φωτογραφία που έβγαλα ποτέ με δική μου φωτογραφική μηχανή, πριν από πολλά χρόνια:) Το είχα τραβήξει από την προκυμαία, εσύ όμως βρήκες μια πολύ πιο ενδιαφέρουσα οπτική γωνία με μεγάλο εύρος και πολλά αξιοπρόσεκτα στοιχεία να πλαισιώνουν τα κτήρια. Πολύ ωραία τα χρώματα, ιδίως το τυρκουάζ της θάλασσας, όλη η περιοχή φαίνεται πολύ ελκυστική. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό σου βράδυ,
berek (39647) 2014-08-05 21:15
The blue colors tone meet with the island here. a piece of heaven. Cute architecture caught my attention.
swapankumarroy (2839) 2014-08-17 23:56
An excellent aqua blue color exhibited in your image, very good composition, church is centre with the modern architecture and nice skyline, well color balance, contrast and great POV. Very well narrated the town's history.
MOST IMPRESSIVE WORK.
with warm regards and thanks for sharing.
fotka (3565) 2014-08-30 5:47
Very good capture with the harbor in the FG and beautiful style architecture on the opposite side of the water.
As you recommend in your note it is a good place for the vacation.
Well done picture with good quality.
Have a nice weekend,