Zakynthos is a place with  strong religious element and this can be seen with the large number of churches and monasteries that exist in the island. The monastery Strofadon found where the relics of St. Denis, the church of St. Denis, the newly built convent next to him, the monastery Anafonitria (where the island\\\\\\\'s patron saint forgave and helped to escape the murderer of his brother) are some examples of deep religiosity of this island.