Navagio Beach, Zakynthos

NAVAGIO BEACH – or Shipwreck Beach – is high on the bucket lists for many tourists eyeing up holidays to the Greek Islands.

The Zakynthos hotspot is secluded and hidden away, but has become a popular area for holidaymakers over the years during to its eye-catching landmark.

Why should you visit Navagio Beach?

Navagio Beach is not the place to visit if you want to relax by the ocean and catch up on your sun tan.

Its big selling point is the huge ship that has been left to rust on the coast.

MV Panagiotis boat ran ashore in the cove – which was formerly a hub for smugglers – back in 1980, and has since rusted to its current state.

But it is a unique place to visit with the white stony beach and the incredibly blue waters making it a picturesque location that sees thousands of tourists travel there every year.

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Navagio Beach in Zakynthos is one of the most popular beaches in the world thanks to its incredible scenery
Navagio Beach in Zakynthos is one of the most popular beaches in the world thanks to its incredible scenery

How to get to Navagio Beach

There is only one way to get to Shipwreck Beach – by sea.

Boat trips go out from most tourist hotspots, including from Laganas and Zakynthos Town, while many others offer coaches to get to the nearest port.

Meanwhile, you can go see the Navagio Beach by car – but only from the viewpoint near to the car park, with access to the beach unavailable by land.

Where to stay near Navagio Beach

The area around Navagio Beach sits almost inhabitable, meaning if you wish to go to the famous site, you will need to stay in one of the major tourist hubs.

The beautiful Poseidon Beach Hotel sits along the coast of the party town with many trips offering free transfer to and from the boat – nightly stays are available from just £61.

Meanwhile, if you prefer a quieter part of the island, St Denis Apartments in Tsilivi, also known as Planos, will allow you to relax in luxury from £170 a night with all of your needs nearby before you head to the north of Zante to Navagio Beach.

Or stay by the Zakynthos Town harbour at the Strada Marina Hotel from just £56 a night with many boats to the Shipwreck site going from the island’s capital.

What to do in Zakynthos

Once you’ve ticked the Navagio Beach off of your bucket list, there is still plenty to do on – and off – the island.

If you are staying in Laganas, it is nightclub central with wild parties lasting until the early hours of the morning on most nights, particularly on the beach.

There are plenty of other coastal areas to visit too, not least the Porto Limnionas Beach in the east where there are many caves to explore and opportunities to swim and snorkel with the marine life.

Meanwhile, if you fancy day trips off of the island, why not check out Kefalonia to the north, or head to mainland Greece for a spot of sightseeing.

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