As one of the largest nesting grounds for the loggerhead sea turtle, Zakynthos is home to a museum, or rather an exhibition center focusing on the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta-Caretta. Located in Agios Ioannis, near Dafni beach, the center has the mission to inform visitors on loggerhead sea turtles and the several nesting beaches of the island, though it doesn’t limit itself to this particular species. Raising awareness of endemic and priority species of local fauna and flora, the center is definitely an excellent place to visit with children.
The Xenopoulos museum was founded in 1998 and is dedicated to writer Grigorios Xenopoulos (1867-1951). Housed in the Xenopoulos residence in Faneromeni, close to the town’s center, where the writer grew up and lived until 1883. Having made a huge contribution to Greek literature, Xenopoulos has written articles, novels and short stories, as well as a magazine dedicated to the education of children. Today he is considered the father of Greek prose and a major contributor to children’s literature. The museum includes many of his works as well as personal items.
Xenopoulos Museum, Gaita, Zakynthos Town, Zakynthos, Greece, +30 26950 45078