Lounge on Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) on Zakynthos
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The Greek island of Zakynthos is well-known for its breathtaking beauty. For visitors to the island, Navagio Beach, also known as Shipwreck beach thanks to the large ship that ran aground, is one of the most popular spots to visit. Here’s what you should know about Navagio Beach on Zakynthos, Greece. Here’s more information:
About Navagio Beach
Also known as Shipwreck Beach, Navagio Beach is an exposed cove on the Greek island of Zakynthos. The beach is also known as “Smugglers Cove.” Originally, Navagio Beach was named Agios Georgios. Navagio Beach became famous in 1980 when a merchant ship called “Panagiotis” was chased by Greek authorities under suspicion of smuggling cigarettes and alcohol into Zakynthos. There are a variety of stories that go along with the ship and wreck, including the items that were possibly being smuggled. In addition to cigarettes and alcohol, some think that people were also being smuggled.
According to the captain of the ship himself, they were sailing from the port of Argostoli to the port of Durres, Albania. The weather was bad and the ship encountered mechanical failure. The captain was later told by authorities to remove the vessel, but when he saw it on the beach, it looked too beautiful to remove and left it there.Since the shipwreck on Navagio Beach, it has become a popular tourist attraction in Zakynthos.
Lounge on Navagio Beach on Zakynthos
Navagio, or Shipwreck, Beach is a popular beach on the island of Zakynthos. Despite the fact that the beach can only be reached by boat, this doesn’t stop the many visitors who want to see this extraordinary beach from doing so. The beach is surrounded by tall, steep cliffs that give the beach a secluded feel. When visiting Navagio Beach, you will want to bring your own supplies including water, food, towels, and an umbrella or sunblock for protection from the sun.
After exploring the shipwreck itself, you can enjoy lounging on the beach under the warm sun. The water is a beautiful blue color that will tempt you to take a swim. The water at Navagio Beach is not shallow, so you’ll want to take care when stepping in. The sand at the beach is white with pebbles mixed in. If you are visiting the beach with a tour company, your time at the beach may be limited. You will be given time to explore the wreck and enjoy beach. Early morning is the best time to visit as the beach is most likely to be empty allowing you more time to lounge. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture this beautiful and unique beach.
Getting to Navagio, or Shipwreck, Beach can only be done by boat, but this is quite easy considering the number of tour companies that offer trips to the popular location. If you take a boat tour, Navagio Beach will be one of a number of stops that may also include Xygia Sulfur Beach and the Blue Caves.
This post was written by GreekBoston.com