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Now back open!! We read lots of reviews saying the castle is permanently closed but that's not the case. It's open 8:00-14:00 Tuesday to Saturday. Great place to look round, there are a few signs explaining what things are. Some of the buildings are ruins...More
Lovey walk up to the castle but unfortunately it was shut but from previous reviews on TripAdvisor we kind of knew it would be ....walk along a small path below ruins through the trees and boy what a view over to turtle island and the...More
You can walk there, as it isn' t far away from the centre of Zakinthos town(less than 1.5 km). It is not crowded and there are some benches where you can sit and rest in the park. You will be rewarded with a wonderful view...More
We visited in May 2018 to find the castle closed- there's no money to employ staff- shame they can't muster up some volunteers to keep it open. We were still glad of the visit as the views from the few bars and restaurants on Bohali...More
We wanted to visit the castle but found out that it is permanently closed since January 2018 due to lack of staff. Perhaps good to know before you decide to walk up. On the hill in Bohali village you can still enjoy some nice views...More
We tried to visit the castle mid april only to find a note at the gate saying "it will be closed from january 2018 due lack of staff". I don't know wether this will be temporary or definite. It's worth to drive or walk to...More
We went mid October when things are slowing down, though, Zakynthos it self (as it's the capital) was still busy, only a few places had closed but we did get the bus to some other resorts and they were very quiet, so I'm... More
We went mid October when things are slowing down, though, Zakynthos it self (as it's the capital) was still busy, only a few places had closed but we did get the bus to some other resorts and they were very quiet, so I'm guessing March would be the same. Zakynthos is a pretty place, we stayed there five nights and that was enough, just shops, bars and restaurants (trip up to Bohali for lunch or dinner is nice), is central for getting the bus to other areas, plus the ferry goes from there to other islands - though I don't know if they operate in March.
Since we took wrong on the time and days I doubt I am the one who answer the openinh hours. But I'd believe you can take that in, in a smaller bag or something. I took my camerabag in and there were no problems.
I think the other answers have this covered but I would echo what they have said. If I were coming from the town then I would probably take a taxi there, or enjoy the lovely walk up through the trees (if you can find the... More
I think the other answers have this covered but I would echo what they have said. If I were coming from the town then I would probably take a taxi there, or enjoy the lovely walk up through the trees (if you can find the way) rather than go the road way - I am sure any of the locals will give you directions. It's a steep-ish walk though, but very enjoyable if you are fit enough..
When I went to the castle, it was unfortunately closed on account of staff shortages - but it was very early in the season. It might be worth checking it's open beforehand if possible. In any case, the views are worth the journey and lunch at one of the cafe's with great views over the harbour etc is also a bonus.