Arched stone bridges on Greek islands are extremely rare. However, the island’s Venetian past has left some splendid examples of multi-arched, Venetian-style bridges that are still used today. The Aghios Haralambis stone bridge is located close to Zakynthos port, at the main town’s southern entrance. Known as the pentakamaro (five-arched) bridge, it has recently been revamped.
The village Alykes also features a large, multi-arched bridge. The scene at Argasi is quite unusual. Its bridge, an old triple-arched stone construction, now finds itself standing in water, as a result of soil erosion and the impact of earthquakes. Considered to be an architecturally rare example, the bridge has been chosen by the island’s archaeological department for a restoration and preservation program. In summer, tourists perched at the top – especially couples – can be seen taking in the sunrise.