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Amazing view above Zakynthos capital


Admire the Venetian Castle of the area

The most historical place of Zakynthos island

If you visit Zakynthos main town, it is necessary to visit the famous hill of Bohali! Bohali is the most historical and beautiful neighborhood of all Zakynthos island. Bochali is only two kilometers from Zakynthos Town. One may enjoy the stunning views of the island, the sea, and beyond while looking over the harbor, the neighborhoods, and the streets below (as well as Argasi to the right). You may get sweeping views of Zakynthos Town and the Ionian Sea from Bochali. The ancient Castle, constructed in 1646, is located on the top of the hill a few hundred meters from the town.

You can visit Bochali at any time of day or night to enjoy its various atmospheres. It served as the island's and the city's aristocratic area both during and after the Venetian control. There are still remnants of this era in it today. At the top of the hill in the morning, away from the traffic and throng in the town center, you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast and coffee while taking in the best views of the entire island.

How to get to Bohalli Village

There are many different ways to get to Bohali hill. The road is easy if you drive your own car as from the center of town there are many signs to help you get there. If you don’t have a car you can take a taxi. Other way is from Zante town to take the small tourist train after your shopping.

The Venetian Castle of Bohali

For hundreds of years, the Venetians ruled Zakynthos, and the Mediterranean empire undoubtedly left its mark. This hilltop park is the ideal location for leisurely strolls or breathtaking photo opportunities. Even when it was looted by rival Turks or destroyed by natural disasters, they frequently made modifications and renovations to the fortress, which was built in the 15th century atop the island's historic acropolis. Archaeological excavations at the ruins are still revealing remnants of the island's past today. Although there isn't much left because the most of the castle was damaged by the Ionian earthquake in 1953, it's still worth a visit for the views alone. As you go about the grounds, you'll find the ruins of jails, churches, and other buildings. It's rather simple to get to Bohali Castle because it's right off the main road that runs through Bochali Village. There is parking right outside, but there aren't many spots, so it can become busy and you may have to park on the side of the road.

Bohali by night

Enjoy a night out at Bohalli village and see the amazing night view with millions of lights above Zante town. Relax in a coffee shop or a tavern at the square of the village enjoying the panoramic view of the capital of Zakynthos. You can stroll through its lovely, winding lanes lined with historic buildings and stop in the square for food, coffee, or a drink while taking in the breathtaking scenery. With its tall bell tower, the church of Chrysopigi is located to the left of the square. You can go over the cobbled roadway that begins in the square if you so choose.