Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

  Navagio Beach is also known as Shipwreck Beach, this stretch of sand on the island of Zakynthos is famous for its blunt centerpiece. Its believed that the ships last voyage was in 1983, when it wrecked itself before it checked itself while smuggling cigarettes, wine and loads of other useful items. The cargo contents may be long gone, but the ship still sits among the white cliffs and clear waters of this cove. When going to Navagio, dont forget your mask and snorkel, the cliffs along the beach make for excellent underwater fish sightings.

   Navagio is located on the north-west shore of the Ionian Island of Zakynthos (Zante). The area is defined by its sheer limestone cliffs, white sand beaches, and clear blue water, which attract thousands of tourists every year. The strip of beach is accessed only by boat, from Porto Vromi to the south, and from the Harbor of Saint Nikolas in Volimes to the north-east. More typically, boats arrive from the harbor of Zakynthos, the capital city, with cruises and tours anchoring hourly at Navagio.

   Zakynthos or Zante (from Italian) is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. Zakynthos has a thriving tourism industry. Tourists can rent a car and drive to the top of the hill from where they can see the famous Navagio beach. The island has one airport, the Zakynthos International Airport, (on former GR-35) in its southwest which connects flights with other Greek airports. It is 4.3 km from Zakynthos town, which is the biggest town on the island. Zakynthos has a balmy Mediterranean climate, with short mild winters and long hot summers. Best time to visit Zakynthos and Navagio beach is May to October.