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The Keri is a beautiful area of the island, on the outskirts of the city (country) and includes the charming village of Akrotiri, Kryoneri Varres. Renowned for its stunning panoramic views of the city from above that reaches the deep blue waters of the Ionian Sea and the Peloponnese. The famous poet Dionysios Solomos, Zakynthos, found his inspiration here in Strani hill and composed his most famous poem, the verses of lyrics which later became the National Anthem of Greece. There are many cafes and restaurants to sit and enjoy the beautiful view.

Here is the Venetian castle that was once the capital of the island. It is also worth to visit the Maritime Museum, which kept many artifacts from the Greek Revolution, the First and Second World War and offers a detailed description of the Greek Navy.

The houses in Keri, certainly played an important role during the Greek Revolution against the Turks in 1821. The chapel of St. George of the Friendly meeting place of the secret community planning attacks and welcome those seeking asylum from mainland Greece.

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