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Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery

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Authentic living history

What an amazing place, we a personal guided tour by the artist Dionysios, whose family have been... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Tamara W
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A unique,alternative proposal about Zakynthian culture,history,art!

During my ''long'' holidays in Zakynthos/Zante... I had the opportunity to visit the 'OLD MANSION... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
MariaN2374
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70 Giatra | Oposite the village church, Agalas 290 92, Greece
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place, we a personal guided tour by the artist Dionysios, whose family have been pivotal to the village for centuries, having run this huge olive press for generations. Dionysios is passionate about preserving the history of this beautiful village, and his uniquely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tamara W
Reviewed 9 October 2017

During my ''long'' holidays in Zakynthos/Zante... I had the opportunity to visit the 'OLD MANSION OF GIATRAS FAMILY & DIONYSIOS ART GALLERY',which is in the southern part of Zakynthos/Zante,the name of the village,Agalas. Definitely,the success story of that buildings is the old olive press and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank MariaN2374
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We just stumbled across this museum and art gallery quite by accident. There was a lovely lady inside who was able to give us the full history of the building and told us about the local artist who is trying to restore the,old family home...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Kpjs123
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were just driving around and exploring until we came across this really old building where we decided to stop and take a look. It wasn't during opening hours but the owner luckily came and wanted to open up. Great timing! The owner was the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Agalas is a nice little village in the mountains, and it's absolutely worth to visit. It is a place where not too many tourists go, compared to the other overcrowded tourist attractions. You can see the sign "art gallery" at once. We went to the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Anitamiriam
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stumbled across this little gem on a road trip one day. Well worth a look! Very interesting and gentleman there was so kind and enthusiastic. Highly recommended :)

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Ineke S
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stumbled across this place on a car trip to the north of the island and were amazed by the genuine kindness and enthusiasm of the owners. We had grapes from the vine a pomegranate and a guided tour free of charge. There are works...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank nellym1963
Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you happen to visit Agalas it is nice to take a look at the museum. The colourful tags will guide you to it easily. It's a very neat little museum of an ancient house as it used to be years ago in Agalas. Raw,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We always visit the Art Gallery and Oliver press. We have purchased several wonderful pictures. Dionysios is a very knowledgeable person and makes you very welcome. It's great to visit and spend time in the village and take a step back in time and visualise...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Ann D
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Visiting this museum takes you into the world of Zakynthos before tourism. There's the beautiful Venetian villa that Dionysios's family lived in many years ago, the little wooden shack his grandfather built as emergency sleeping quarters when the 1953 earthquake destroyed so many buildings on...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Harriet B
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GIATRAS OLD OLIVE PRESS MUSEUM-DIONYSIOS- ART GALLERY is a complex of old Stone buildings of 18th century, stone enclosure, with great old wooden gate of, patio and garden. Consist of, the Old Mansion 1796, the 18th... More
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