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About Zakynthos

Dionysios Solomos (8 April 1798-9 February 1857) was a Greek poet from Zakynthos. He is best known for writing the Hymn to Liberty of which the first two stanzas on music by Nicholaos Mantzaros became the Greek national anthem in 1865. He was the central figure of the Heptanese school of poetry, and is considered the national poet of Greece not only because he wrote the national anthem, but also because he contributed to the preservation of earlier poetic tradition and highlighted its usefulness to modern literature.

Other notable poems include ‘The Cretan’, ‘The Free Besieged’ and others. Dionysios Solomos is commonly referred to as Greece’s ‘national  poet’ for his important legacy to Greek literature and national identity.


  • Zakynthos town: 8klm
  • Zakynthos harbor: 8klm
  • Airport: 5klm
  • Bus stop: 100m
  • Restaurant and Bars: on your doorstep