Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)

Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)

Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
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A shipwreck sits stoically on this stunning beach located on the northwest coast of Zakynthos. Surrounded by majestic bluffs, Navagio is accessible only by boat, and the journey there is an experience in itself. There is also a balcony atop the cliffs accessible by road from the village of Volimes that offers breathtaking views, particularly at sunset. There’s no way to reach the overlook from the beach, but there are boat tours that conveniently stop at both. The tiny white pebbles contrast beautifully with the clear azure waters, but they aren’t comfortable to walk on, so bring appropriate footwear. The cove is very popular—get in early to beat the crowds. – Tripadvisor
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  • Lauren D
    35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just do it!
    Sunset trip- Would recommend 100%. This tour was so wholesome. The bus drops you at the top of the hill and you walk down to a cafe and toilet area. This hill is very steep but not walkable. Suitable for everyone and shaded areas on the boat. We boarded the boat and went to shipwreck bay. After taking pictures at shipwreck bay, we visited a few caves and other beaches with 3 swim stops. Before heading further out into the sea to view the sunset. This was absolutely beautiful and the scenery was gorgeous. The crew were playing music ect throughout and on the way back we were playing upbeat music everyone was clapping and singing along.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 July 2023
  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, United Kingdom18,128 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    All Colours of Blue In A View.
    Now this is a review for the viewing balcony only, as we’d opted to not take the boat trip having previously been told that due to safety reasons people weren’t allowed on the shipwreck /beach. It’s quite a winding and slightly hairy cliff road there, and the scrubby carpark leaves a lot to be desired - but it’s free. There are also a couple of vans selling snacks & drinks. When we arrived there was thick white mist 🌫️ swirling around the clifftops , and we worried we’d even be able to see anything at all. We had to queue for half an hour to get onto the little platform to look down from the viewpoint, as people were taking their time on it taking lots of “selfies” 🤳🏻🙄, but thankfully the mist cleared, & we were rewarded by the most exquisite colours of aquamarine & sapphire seas, in glorious technicolour. The shipwrecked boat was not the galleon of our imagination though - but simply a boat ( M V Panayiotis) that ran aground in 1980, and thus created an attraction.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 July 2023
  • TorontoFanula
    Toronto, Canada781 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great spot to see the shipwreck from above but can use some tweaks!
    It’s a stunning view. No doubt . But with so many people visiting, the infrastructure is horrid. One juice stand and some souvenirs. There are no restrooms ( yes with all those people ). Some go to the back of the shack and urinate their so lots of toilet paper in the pristine nature . The road leading there is small so beware of more than one car going in two directions, especially with tour buses . The local government also fenced off the area but most tourists just go where ever they want at their own risk . From below , you can only access with a boat and the beach itself is closed .
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Michela V
    Kifissia, Greece17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely
    They canceled our cruise for bad weather so we got there by quad from Laganas. Incredible view from above, probably even better than seeing it from the sea. Bring your food or stop on your way if you’re coming from far, the spots there have raised prices.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 August 2023
  • DDre
    Radstock, United Kingdom148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Natural Beauty
    Nefis Travel picked us up at 7.30am from near our hotel. We drove to Agios Nikolas Harbour, picking people up on the way. On arrival we went to a cafe for coffee. We then boarded our high speed boats with Jason and Panagiotis, who gave interesting information and facts along the way. We headed to Shipwreck whilst being told the history, passing through a narrow cave along the way. When we reached the Shipwreck, a photo was taken of us against the backdrop of the wreck and the crystal turquoise waters. Beautiful. We had 2 swimstops and also sailed into one of the blue Caves, amazing. This is an amazing case of natural beauty. On returning to the harbour we stopped for lunch before stopping at a natural sulphuric beach with healing properties and also grabbing a frappe in the cafe. We were then all dropped off near our hotels. What a brilliant informative day, big shout out to the Nefis guide and coach driver, sorry I don't remember their names. How anyone can say just a Shipwreck, I really do not know, the tour is called Shooereck and Blue Caves and that is exactly what you got, and more. Appreciate the binaural beauty of this part of the island. Wowser.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • iaink2001
    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom510 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Views & Blue Waters
    I travelled here last September, it's a lovely island and not too large so you can get around by car pretty well. I went to Shipwreck beach by boat, and also drove to the top another day to see the different perspective views. It's a stunning location with some breathtaking views from the cliffs, blue waters in all directions, definately one place to see if you visit Zante.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 February 2024
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r k
London, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Breathtaking experience, crystal clear water, only accessible by boat, however you can drive to the top of cliff and see it from above, worth visiting
Written 29 May 2024
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Faye C
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Fabulous day. Loved swimming in the caves and visiting shipwreck beach, was abit choppy on boat so advise anyone who gets sea, dick to definitely take some mediation before hand. Great day out for all the family.
Written 27 May 2024
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iaink2001
Southend-on-Sea, UK510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I travelled here last September, it's a lovely island and not too large so you can get around by car pretty well. I went to Shipwreck beach by boat, and also drove to the top another day to see the different perspective views. It's a stunning location with some breathtaking views from the cliffs, blue waters in all directions, definately one place to see if you visit Zante.
Written 8 February 2024
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Zac Smith
Gold Coast, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
I flew from the other side of the world to photograph this Beach and give it a 10/10. I hired a private boat and professional model. It was worth every dollar.
Written 7 October 2023
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DDre
Radstock, UK148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Nefis Travel picked us up at 7.30am from near our hotel. We drove to Agios Nikolas Harbour, picking people up on the way. On arrival we went to a cafe for coffee. We then boarded our high speed boats with Jason and Panagiotis, who gave interesting information and facts along the way. We headed to Shipwreck whilst being told the history, passing through a narrow cave along the way. When we reached the Shipwreck, a photo was taken of us against the backdrop of the wreck and the crystal turquoise waters. Beautiful. We had 2 swimstops and also sailed into one of the blue Caves, amazing. This is an amazing case of natural beauty.
On returning to the harbour we stopped for lunch before stopping at a natural sulphuric beach with healing properties and also grabbing a frappe in the cafe.
We were then all dropped off near our hotels.
What a brilliant informative day, big shout out to the Nefis guide and coach driver, sorry I don't remember their names.
How anyone can say just a Shipwreck, I really do not know, the tour is called Shooereck and Blue Caves and that is exactly what you got, and more. Appreciate the binaural beauty of this part of the island.
Wowser.
Written 22 September 2023
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ALBTravelling
Essex, UK7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
It's a shipwreck, on an inaccessible beach, surrounded by white cliffs and blue water. That is it.... dare I say..a tad underwhelming. Also the cove was crowded with boats... Instagram dream maybe..but distinctly average. No wow moment here.
Written 18 September 2023
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john J
Barcelona, Spain6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Unique place! Best time to visit September! There are no so much people there on September, the water is a little bit cold, and you can stay only one hour!
Written 8 September 2023
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roeland17
Blaricum, The Netherlands105 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
"The photo" from high above this location is the advertisement of the island. The height with deep below the clear blue sea with a rusted shipwreck on the beach appeals to the imagination. The bay had been closed off to boats by the Coast Guard, probably due to the huge crowds of private boats and commercial day trips.
The viewpoint above is one of patience. You stand in a long line, then have a protrusion that you can stand on, then stick your turtle neck far out for this well-known picture. And then through given the huge line of people behind you who also want to see this. This part of the island is green and fun to drive through.
Written 28 August 2023
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little jim
Lowestoft, UK62 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Don't get over excited about this place, just s rusty old ship on a nice beach. You would have thought someone would have cleaned it up by now. You can't land on the beach incase a rock falls and kills you. The sea was amazing blue but again alot of people there to spoil the view. If you in to old rusty ships we have loads on the salt side at Lowestoft. Come visit us. ( sea a bit s**t brown colour to be fair )
Written 26 August 2023
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Pistachon279
Cancun, Mexico12,817 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
We took a tour in the Cruise ship, after traveling 25 minutes by bus from downtown, we took a ferry for about others 25 minutes, it worths once you are there, the beach is amazing, the bad news is not allowed to swim anymore. We went to another beach
Written 24 August 2023
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