Navagio Bay – pure awesomeness


Navaigo Bay
Navaigo Bay
A lot of people want to see Zakynthos because of this awesome little paradise – called Navagio Bay.
There is much more to see – but you have to visit the so called – Shipwreck Beach – before you die…

Shipwreck Beach (Navagio)

Shipwreck on navagio bay
Shipwreck on navagio bay
Originally a smuggler ship, which lost engine power in 1981 and was washed ashore in a magnificent small bay. Featured in Greek tourist ads, it is on the west coast and best visited by going there from Porto Vromi. Go there either early in the morning or in the afternoon (>15:00), as in the time between the big around-the-island cruise ships anchor there and the beach is heavily crowded – its not rare to have 20 boats all moored each putting a few hundred people ashore at once. Going there in off-peak times ensures you will have the beach pretty much to your own. Be aware the wreck is very sharp and its very possible to injure yourself if not careful For the ultimate picture, follow the signs to the Agios Gergio Kremnao monastery – when you arrive there, use the road to your right to get to a small viewing platform some 600ft above the wreck and is where most of the picture postcard shots are taken from. It can actually be nicer to see it from this perspective than up close and personal on the beach itself. You can also see the Base Jumping extreme sport to Shipwreck beach from the high cliffs of Navagio.

One Reply to “Navagio Bay – pure awesomeness”

  1. Spend the better part of my vacation their. The beach had snow white sand and water was really nice. It’s a shame that some idiots leave their trash on site. But the muncipal workers are taking care of.

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