The little Zakynthos gem..

by Kimmy in

Okay, the secret is out so we might as well talk about it! If you are planning on traveling to Greece in the near future, please consider visiting one of the world's most beautiful beaches; Shipwreck Beach, Navagio.

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In 1981 a smuggler's ship lost engine power and was washed ashore onto this beautiful cove. The ship was abandoned by it's crew and has remained in the same spot for over 30 years. That's where the nicknames; Smugglers Cove and Shipwreck Beach have come from.

Getting there:

The Shipwreck (Navagio) beach is located on the north-west shore of Zakynthos Island, Greece. It's enclosed by large limestone cliffs and can only be accessed via boat. To get there, you can hire boat services from;

  • Porto Vromi located to the south
  • the Harbor of Saint Nikolas in Volimes, located to the north 
  • the island’s capital city of Zakynthos

Insider Tips:

  1. The secret is slowly getting out, so naturally - Luxe travelers are swarming to the area. A once hidden gem, is now open to the world. So, if you are going to visit Shipwreck Beach, try to go as early as possible or after 3pm to avoid the crowds. 
  2. If you are serious about travel photography, we'd recommend you 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. You'll get some amazing shots from this point.
  3. Even though it's now a popular 'must-see' location, it's still a secluded beach and there are no facilities there. If you're planning to visit, make sure you bring all your amenities with you i.e. water, beach umbrella, sunscreen, snacks...etc


Happy Travels! x