Navagio or “Shipwreck” Beach is located in a small cove that is surrounded by steep cliffs and crystal-clear turquoise waters. The beach is small, but the water is incredibly clear and inviting. The most distinctive feature of Navagio Beach is the shipwreck that is stranded on the beach, which has become a famous landmark and a popular spot for photography.
The shipwreck is a freightliner that was smuggling contraband cigarettes in the 1980s, and it was forced to beach itself on Navagio Beach during a chase by the Greek Navy. The ship has been stranded on the beach ever since, and it has become a popular attraction for visitors to Zakynthos.
The surrounding cliffs provide a breathtaking backdrop to the beach, and there are many viewpoints along the cliffs where visitors can take in the stunning panoramic views of the cove and the surrounding landscape.