Castle on the island of Zakynthos to be restored

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Greece’s Ministry of Culture has announced the restoration of the Castle of Zakynthos.

According to AMNA.gr, the studies for the restoration work have been completed and approved by the Central Antiques Council.

“The Castle of Zakynthos is a very significant Byzantine and Medieval monument due to its historic importance and architectural value,” Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said.

Castle of Zakynthos.

“Our aim is, after the restoration works, to highlight its historic and archaeological value, as well as the further operational development as visitable site.”

The Castle of Zakynthos, also known as the Venetian Castle of Zakynthos or Bochali Castle, is believed to have been built during the Venetian occupation of the Greek island, and was also reconstructed during the takeover of the British Empire.

It sits high on the hill of Bochali, which overlooks Zakynthos town. It has been struck by many earthquakes over the years, damaging its structures.

Source: AMNA.

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