The famous area of Bohalis, is found in the highest point of the city of Zakynthos (Zante). From there the view is astonishing as we can see not only a panoramic view of the city but also other areas of Zakynthos. This area was from the first areas to be tourist developed, since in the old times the Capital of island was a few metres away, inthe Castle. The great mansions that existed there, have been destroyed, but the residents of the area stll try to maintain the tradition by following the traditional architecture. In works made in the previous century, finds testify the existence of Pantheons dedicated in the Gods Apollo and Venus. In the square of Bohalis, dominates the church of Virgin Mary of Hrysopigi with its tall belfry that is visible from every point in the city. Several parts of the Temple were taken from the old church of Virgin Mary of the 16th century that initially was located in the Castle. Inside the church, we admire fretwork temple and the pictures of Virgin Mary that has been covered with silver as her form due to the passing of times had been degraded. This picture is dated in the 848.
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