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Kalonisi (Καλονήσι)
Pelouzo (Πελούζο)
View from Zakynthos
View from Zakynthos
Waters Ionian sea
Archipelago Ionian islands
Geographical location 37 ° 42 ′  N , 20 ° 57 ′  E Coordinates: 37 ° 42 ′  N , 20 ° 57 ′  E
Kalonisi (Ionian Islands)
length 810 m
width 360 m
surface 0.193 km²dep1
Residents uninhabited

Kalonisi ( Greek Καλονήσι ( n. Sg. )), Formerly known as Pelouzo ( Πελούζο or ( n. Sg. )), Is an uninhabited island of the Ionian Sea in the east of the Bay of Laganas ( Κόλπος του Λαγανά Kólpos tou Laganá ) in front of the South-east coast of Zakynthos . The island is about 1.7 kilometers off the south-east coast of Zakynthos and belongs to the Zakynthos National Marine Park ( Εθνικού Θαλάσσιου Πάρκου Ζακύνθου ). The loggerhead turtle , which has been included in the Natura 2000 program, is located on its beach .


The Catholic monastery of St. Francis was built under Venetian rule and given to the monk Angelos Salviatis. Until 1705, Salviatis built the monastery dedicated to the Theotokos and the Evangelists , as well as the Church of the Theotokos, the remains of which have been preserved to this day. Later the island came into the possession of the Komoutos family, who still own it today. The monastery suffered severe damage during World War II when it was bombed by the German Wehrmacht, and completely disintegrated in the 1953 earthquake .


  • Leonida Zoi (Λεωνίδα Ζώη): Historical Lexicon of Zakynthos (Λεξικόν Ιστορικόν και Λαογραφικόν Ζακύνθου). Volume I, Athens 1963

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Charles Arnold (ed.): The islands of the Mediterranean . A unique and complete overview. 2nd Edition. marebuchverlag, Hamburg 2008, ISBN 3-86648-096-2 .
  2. https://www.zakynthos.me/post/what-to-do-see-tower-of-pelouzo-on-kalonisi (private website, engl.)