Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)

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Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)

Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
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David D
Devon, UK10,325 contributions
A top attraction on Zakynthos- worth a visit
Jul 2021 • Couples
Saturday 31st July and we visited here as part of our Boat Tour. Our tour started early so that we got here at a quiet time before the hoards started arriving. We were not the first boat to arrive, we got here about 9.45, it was rapidly filling up as we left.

Navagio Beach is only accessible by boat and is the home to the famous shipwreck of the
Panagiotis which ran aground here, during a bad storm and poor visibility, on 2nd October 1980.

Rumours claim that the ship was carrying contraband goods, this has never been confirmed. Over the years myths and legends about the ship have circulated including that some of the islanders partied for a long while on salvaged goods.

Prior to the ship beaching here it previously known as Agios Georgia's.

The beach itself is within a small bay surrounded by dramatic white stone cliffs and consists of white sand and limestone pebbles. Parts of the beach were roped off near some of the cliffs due to the instability of the cliff and possibility of collapse. Several years ago there was a spectacular landslide while visitors were on the beach.

Over the years the ravages of time, the elements and clamouring tourists have taken their toll on the wreck. It is not permitted to climb on or go inside the vessel due the brittle nature of some of the metal and is rather sharp and dangerous.

We spent forty-five minutes on the beach which was ample time to walk around the shipwreck and have a swim in the crystal clear blue water.

We did visit the Navagio Beach Viewpoint (
on Tripadvisor list as a lookout) a few days before. We were able to view the beach and wreck from above and today we saw at ground level.
Written 31 July 2021
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IlianaPY
Athens, Greece72 contributions
Must see
Jul 2021 • Friends
Amazing location. Breathtaking view. One of the most beautiful sea accidents in the Mediterranean sea. The shipwreck creates a fairytale scenery, resulting into encountering one of the most -well deserved- famous beaches of Greece.
Written 30 July 2021
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Luciana A
13 contributions
Crowded
Jun 2021 • Family
Horrible. One million people per square meter in this beach. Boats keep horning and unloading more people. You barely can walk around. No social distancing. Do not recommend. The ship is rusted and interesting but not worth the trip to see it. Go spend the days swimming in the blue caves, much better.
Written 30 July 2021
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MariaCY2016
Athens, Greece41 contributions
Terrible place
Jun 2021 • Family
The place is full of boats and tourists. You cannot swim because the boats come all the time to take and leave the tourists. The scenery as such is amazing but is ruined by the crowd. I will never go back! There are better places in Zakinthos to go for a swim.
Written 26 July 2021
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okyrhoe
Athens, Greece248 contributions
Instagram heaven
Jul 2021
The beach is a must-see but your experience will depend on 1. the weather and 2. the number of visitors on the beach.
I visited the Navagio beach mid July 2021. We were looking for a boat from Ag. Nikolaos bay and ended up booking with Theodosis Cruises. The issue was that for the three preceding days the sea was rough and they weren't sure that the boats (max capacity 50, we were about 25 on board) would make it to the shipwreck that day. Eventually we did sail, although the sea was indeed choppy and several passengers were sick upon arrival at Navagio.
The water here is indeed deep and due to the waves the boat was not able to approach the shoreline to drop us off. Whoever could swam to land on the beach.
As one can understand, that day there were not too many boats and the beach was relatively empty, which made it possible to take excellent photos of the location.
The boat ride with Theodosis included a stop at the Blue Caves where the sea was considerably calmer and more enjoyable.
There is also a scenic lookout point where you can photograph the beach from above the cliffs.
Written 23 July 2021
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Сибила М
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria174 contributions
Difficult to find words
May 2021 • Couples
This place is must see. From above, there is a view point, and from the sea. It is the most popular landmark of Zakinthos. It is amazing! The sea is so blue and clear, so the boats look like they are flying, not sailing. The beach is hidden between the rocks. In 1983 there was a shipwreck and the remains of the ship are still there. It’s a little mystic. And very beautiful!
Written 12 July 2021
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simon B
7 contributions
Cery nic place
Jun 2021 • Couples
View was incredible but overload by peoples. The ship wreck is splendid but the nature around is breathtaking. Cery nice place to see.
Written 7 July 2021
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wmm599
Budapest, Hungary16 contributions
Stunning view
Jul 2021 • Couples
The view from the top of hill is stunning; nevertheless the “official” lookout point let you see only a smaller part of the bay and if you want to take a look to the whole picture it is needed to go cca. 200-300 meters away on the right side. But be aware it has not been anymore allowed to climb there because of recent accidents.
Written 4 July 2021
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Mary Do
County Meath, Ireland30 contributions
Great view
Jun 2021
A little bit of adventure until we manage to be in a good spot for photos, after 20 minutes in a hiking trail. Early in morning is the best time to avoid crowds and the heat.
Written 20 June 2021
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Paul L
Nijkerk, The Netherlands480 contributions
Nice beach
Jun 2021 • Couples
Beach itself not that special. The water has an incredible shade of blue! we rented a boat from porto vromi to sail there. We also visited the viewpoint, it is a spectaculair sight
Written 14 June 2021
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