Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece

Navagio Beach

Navagio Beach, also referred to as Shipwreck Beach, is situated on the western coast of Zakynthos - the southernmost island of the Ionian archipelago in Greece. This idyllic beach can only be accessed by boat as it is found in an exposed cove. The beach boasts a striking shipwreck in its midst, in addition to its iconic white sand and sapphire blue waters, both of which are due to the sulfur from nearby sea caves. The famed shipwreck, which has been in place since 1980, is rumored to have belonged to smugglers who became stranded on the sand, but in reality, it was due to mechanical failure. As a result of the incident, the ship was pillaged; however, all of the stolen goods were ultimately recovered, and the captain was acquitted of any wrongdoing. It is strongly advised that visitors refrain from maximizing the opportunity for selfies and avoid walking to the cliff's edge, as the rocks are easily crumbled, and cliff falls are common. Tragically, several individuals have lost their lives as a result of slips or the crumbling of rocks.

Visitor Reviews

Visitor reviews highlight that Navagio Beach on Zakynthos Island is a stunning, unique, and picturesque location that offers crystal-clear blue water, white sand, and a shipwreck. However, visitors complain about the crowd, the limited time they have to spend at the beach, and the lack of food and drinks on the site. Some suggest renting a boat, checking the timetable of trips, and bringing aqua shoes while others warn against overcrowding and staff mistreatment on certain cruises.

Where is Navagio Beach?

Latitude: 37.8595 / Longitude: 20.6249

Navagio Beach is located in Zakynthos. The following map of Navagio Beach shows the exact location.

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