Zakynthos Navagio (Shipwreck beach)

General information

Zakynthos Shipwreck or Navagio Bay: The beach of Navagio or Shipwreck cove is the most famous beach of Zakynthos lying on the western side of the Ionian island, close to Anafotiria village. The Shipwreck is one of the most photographed sights in Greece. It is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. It was initially called Agios Georgios but owes its new name to the shipwreck of a boat that transported illegal cigarettes, in 1983. The ship was washed ashore.

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With the years passing, the sand completely surrounded the ship which looks now as it emerges from it. The vestiges of the ship can be seen in the middle of the large white sandy beach which has amazing turquoise and crystalline waters. Huge vertical cliffs of white rocks are surrounding the sand creating a unique and enchanting image. To reach this paradise, one has to take a little boat from the small port of Porto Vromi. These taxi boats are leaving every hour and the trip is about 30 minutes.

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    Island tour by bus

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    Discover the non tourist side of Zakynthos in this lovely bus tour. See the traditional villages, the Shipwreck from above and the Blue Caves by boat.

    6 hours Map
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    Cruise to Shipwreck and Blue Caves

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    Take the most popular cruise in Zakynthos: visit the world famous Navagio Beach (Shipwreck) with the exotic water and the white sand. On the way, we will also see the Blue Caves.

    4 hours Map
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    Pirate cruise around the island

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    Explore the coastline of Zakynthos on this amazing pirate ship. See the Blue Caves and the Caves of Keri, swim at the famous Shipwreck Beach and see the seaside villages of Zakynthos from the sea!

    8 hours Map
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Reviews

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  • el2335 10 Jan 2009
    Best beach on the island
    We went to Navagio by taxi boat (the excursion also included Marathonisi and Keri caves). This is the beach you see in all posters and travel guides of Zakynthos, an amazing beach with picturesque ambience and crystal water. Probably the best beach on the island. I just wish it wasn't so crowded when we went, I believe I would have enjoyed more my time there.
  • tzina57yut 04 Aug 2008
    The treasure of Zakynthos
    Our excursion to Navagio left us with the best pictures to remember from Zakynthos. These are the cleanest water I have ever seen. The water was like crystal, pure and great crystal! I am sad to see that some peope do not respect the environment and pollute the beaches, but fortunately this is not the case with Navagio. Please keep this beach safe and clean, it is the treasure of Zakynthos!

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