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Church of St. Nicholas of Mole, Zakynthos

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The 16th Century church of St. Nicholas of the Mole is located on Solomos Square on the Ionian island of Zakynthos. It is one of the few buildings to survive the 1953 earthquake. Today it houses robes once worn by Saint Dionisios, the patron saint of the island.

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