The famous Shipwreck is one of the most photographed beaches in Europe and is positioned on the west coast of Zante under the famous and picturesque mountainous village of Volimes. In 1983 an illegal boat carrying cigarettes was washed off the shore of the Agios Georgios bay, as it was then known. In the years that followed the white sand ‘swallowed’ the boat exposing only parts of its rusty body thus creating a stunning picture combined with the crystal clear blue waters of the beach and the mesmerizing cliffs hovering above. Even though it can get very busy during the summer months the attraction is worth a visit for its breathtaking natural environment. You can only access the beach from the sea and the best way to do this is by catching a taxi-boat from Porto Vromi. Many tour operators include a stop off to the Navagio beach as part of their round-the-island trips.
Ideas for scenic views, photography and boat trips.
Popular with: Adventurers, keen photographers and groups.