A Tour Guide to Navagio Beach

Bhoomi Jul 15 . 5 min read

Navagio seaside or Shipwreck beach, an isolated sandy cove on Zakynthos island, is one of Greece's most famous and most photographed seashores. Navagio beach is often known as the Shipwreck seashore or definitely ‘the Shipwreck’ because it's far domestic to the wreck of a deliver known as Panagiotis which is believed to have been a smuggler’s ship. The presence of the alleged ship gave Navagio seaside yet another nickname—Smugglers Cove.



This small and remoted but strikingly beautiful sandy cove is located at the northwest shore of Zakynthos Greece, close to the Anafotiria village—quite contrary to the island’s capital Zakynthos. This area is described through its sheer limestone cliffs, white sand beaches, and clear blue water, which attract lots of travelers annually. The strip of the seashore is accessed simplest via boat, but many tourists can see it from above if they stand on the excessive aspect of the cliffs that overlook it.

Navagio seaside became at the start called Agios Georgios. Then sometime in 1981, the Greek authorities had been tipped that a freightliner within the waters around Zakynthos island is smuggling contraband, which included cigarettes, wine, and women, and a chase commenced. Stormy weather and bad visibility resulted in the ship strolling aground right on Navagio seashore. The ship was relinquished and still rests buried in the white sandy dunes of the beach that now bears the nickname shipwreck beach.



On October 2, 1980, glider MV Panagiotis ran aground on Navagio Beach during stormy weather and poor visibility in the waters around Zakynthos. Rumor has it that this ship was carrying contraband. However, official sources did not confirm this and the captain was not found guilty as such. After the captain informed the authorities, 29 locals were found guilty of stealing valuable goods and equipment from the sinking. The ship was abandoned and buried in the limestone fragments on the beach, also known as the wreck. Recently released court documents and photographs related to the case support the smuggling story. Panagiotis is believed to have traveled from Turkey to Italy with a large quantity of smuggled tobacco. In stormy weather, the ship ran aground in the bay and her crew abandoned her to avoid naval pursuit.


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The beach was temporarily closed in 2018 and boats were banned from swimming and docking after the cliffs above the beach collapsed and a large number of rocks fell. The beach has reopened and allows mooring, but there are restrictions due to concerns about future landslides.



Also in 2018, a survey of more than 1,000 journalists and travel experts named this beach one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

If you want to go to the beach of a wreck, step on pebbles (unfortunately the beach is not a sandy beach) and swim in the turquoise waters, there is only one way at sea. There are several tour operators offering boat tours (at low prices) to this Greek beach, which is the most famous. You will also visit other beautiful spots off the coast of Zakynthos, such as the Blue Cave and Sulfur Beach in Xygia. Everything is spectacular, but of course, the invincible number one is Navagio.


Shipwreck Beach is the island's most commercial place, and sadly (like Thailand) it's what I compare to ordering burgers at fast food restaurants. Take a tour, go for a swim, click on the photo and you'll have to leave in 20 minutes as the next boat full of tourists is waiting. If you have any advice, choose a tour that goes early in the morning! I did, and unbelievably when we arrived, the beach was completely empty! It's not long, but it's about 15 minutes. But the wildly shining colorful dots were enough to take great pictures of the shipwreck without ruining the landscape for tourists.



The great way to get from mykonos to navagio seashore without a car is with the aid of a car ferry and bus, bus and ferry, which takes 10 hours and 10 minutes. The fifty-two-minute value tiers from fifty-five euros to 170 euros. How long does it take from Mykonos to Navagio seaside? It takes approximately 10 hours. 52 mins include transfer from Mykonos to Navagio beach.



Some of the FAQs related to navagio beach greece:

Q.1 How do I get to Navagio beach?

Ans. You can get there by boat. The maximum commonplace manner to reach Navagio seaside is by water, and in excessive season a succession of tour boats pull up inside the cove. Boats select from nearby hotels along with Porto Vromi Maries, Agios Nikolaos, Zakynthos town, and Skinari.


Q.2 How much does it cost to go to Navagio beach?

Ans. The boat tours inclusive of Navagio seaside, The Blue Caves, and other swim spots in the journey vary from 25 – 40 euros.


Q.3 Why is Navagio beach famous?

Ans. Because it is known for being one of the most photographed sights and beautiful beaches in Greece.


Q.4 Where is the Navagio beach?

Ans. It is an exposed cove, also referred to as "Smugglers Cove", on the coast of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Islands of Greece.


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