Navagio beach, also known as Shipwreck and Smugglers Cove, is the most famous sight on Zante (Zakynthos) and one of the most famous beaches in Greece. It is also one of the most photographed beaches in the world and has been featured in many holiday brochures and travel books. This beach is a must see if you visit Zakynthos
It is only accessible by boat, as it is surrounded by cliffs and driving or walking to the beach is not possible. However there is a viewing platform where the beach can be viewed from above and is very impressive, the platform is near the village of Anafonitria and is well signposted. Boats to the shipwreck run from many parts on the island, Zante (Zakynthos) town, Alykes, Agios Nikolaos, Skinari to name just a few.
The story of the shipwreck is that in 1983 a boat that was trying to smuggle cigarettes and alcohol illegally into Greece, was tracked by the Greek Navy and due to poor weather it hit rocks which led to it being washed up on the beach. The shipwreck lies in the middle of a breathtaking bay, dominated by white limestone cliffs and surrounded by turquoise water – the colour of the water has to be seen to be believed.
Wow this place is just the best. Could not get over the stunning blue waters and the pristine views across the blue sea. Blown away by this most magical place.