Zante Village of Maherado
Macherado is the second largest village in Zakynthos, after Katastari, and is the site of the famed church of Agia Mavra, which was tragically gutted by fire in 2006.

The church at Maherado has been redecorated to match the original, and you can now visit this beautiful spot once again.



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 The Church of Agia Mavra in Machairado houses the icon of the saint, which is said to have miracle working abilities. Tradition states that the icon was found on a fence by a farmer, who tried to take it back to his village, but every night the icon would return to the same spot, so eventually they built the church on this location. The icon is now covered with jewellery that has been given as offerings to the saint. The church has been built in traditional Venetian style, including an impressive bell tower built in the style of a simple basilica.

Every year, on May 3rd, the village hosts a fete which attracts hundreds of people from all over the island. The feasts is followed by a mass which lasts the entire night.

You can take brilliant day trips while on holiday in Zante at really affordable prices. There are a number of organized boat trips, to spectacular locations such as the the Keri caves, the Blue Caves, Shipwreck Beach and Marathonisi Island. You will be amazed by the natural beauty here in Zante and the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea.

Coach tours, jeep safaris, and a number of other excursions operate daily around Zakynthos island so you can make the most of all the island has to offer. Alternatively, you can also hire a car or bike in Zante and explore Zakynthos at your own pace!

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