The second largest downland village after Katastari.
It is a fertile place where some grapes are grown, but not on the large scale
of the past. The growers harvest their production at different times throughout
the year. At Macherado the visitor can see the restored 14th century Church of
the Ipapanti, whose campanile is the highest in Zakynthos. The main attraction
of Macherado is the Church of Agia Mavra. This is a single-aisle basilica with
exceptionally rich interior decoration, an imposing wood-carved screen with a
golden veneer and naturally the icon of Agia Mavra, weighed down with the votive
offerings of the faithful. The melodious bells of the Agia Mavra church can be
heard throughout most of the island of Zakynthos.