Helmis Natural History Museum
The Helmis Museum of Natural History is located in the mountainous village of Agia Marina, in the centre of the island of Zakynthos, around 14km from Zante Town.
It was established in 2000 by a private initiative and aims to preserve and present the rare flora, fauna and sea life of the island.
On display here is a truly wonderful display of the natural habitat in Zakynthos. You will learn more about the geography of the island, natural plants, and the existence of the Caretta Caretta turtles. This is a fascinating and informative local museum displaying more than 1500 samples from the natural world. This is an enchanting and educational museum to visit – highly recommended.
At the Helmis Natural History Museum you have the opportunity to become familiar with the natural heritage of Zakynthos, at the same time informed about the delightful trips you can take on the island. Following a visit to the Helmis Natural History Museum in Zante you will be more familiar with the main ecosystems of the island.
The Helmis Natural History Museum collections include specimens from the flora and fauna of Zakynthos. Since it opened in 2000 it has become regarded as one of the most promising museums of its kind in Greece and the Balkans.