The Navagio Beach, Ναυάγιο in Greek, it’s a place of spectacular beauty located in the west coast of Greece. It’s on the Zakynthos island and being surrounded by high cliffs, it can only be reached by boat. Undoubtedly one of the most famous beaches on Greece and as you will see in the photos, with good reason 😉
On the beach we can find the shipwreck of the Panagiotis, that sank in 1982 due to bad weather and mechanic problems. The boat was carrying illegal cigarettes from Turkey. The locals say that you could see thousands of cigarettes boxes floating on the water and the crew swimming to escape the coast guard..
To take a good photo of the place, the best option is to go before sunset to the Agios Gergio Kremnao monastery and from there, reach the viewpoint where you can see the beach partially from a very high point.
How to get to Navagio: The island of Zakynthos has an international airport that can be reached from several cities of Europe during the vacation season. There are also two daily flights from Athens. Another option is to take a ferry boat from Kyllini or Kefalonia. Once on Zakynthos, is quite easy to find a boat to reach the beach.
Where to stay in Navagio: Zakynthos has many accommodation options for different budgets. Important to book in advance since in summer is a very popular destination.
What to do in Navagio: Apart from visiting the beach, Zakynthos has more interesting places like the Blue Caves, Skinari Cape and more paradisiacal beaches. And don’t forget to enjoy the tasteful Greek food!
Find more information at the official tourism page.
Credit: Photos by Radu Rica, Sadovskaya Irina and Tereez