Zakynthos! Shipwreck or Smugglers Bay (Navagio)!

Smugglers Cove also known as Navagio has to be the most famous beaches on the island of Zakynthos if not in Greece. On the North West of the island over 20 years ago a coaster carrying contraband cigarettes was wrecked and washed on the beach that formed smugglers cove. The sandy and pebbly beach is only accessible by boat…

Zakynthos - Navagio Beach
Zakynthos – Navagio Beach

The most beautiful beach of Zakynthos and one of the five or six most photographed beaches of all Greece.

Accessible only by sea, it gives you the idea of hugeness and perfection. It consists of millions of small pebbles with the blue shades of the sea as far as the eye can see; it results unique in its gender and the relict looks like if it was made by an artist.

Zakynthos - Navagio Beach
Zakynthos – Navagio Beach

Arriving by caique, the tall lateral walls hide the island till the last minute when out of the blue you get a complete view of the bay.

Waters around Navagio often have electric light blue colour because of the numerous sulphurous caves around the beach and when the sea is raising a large quantity of sulphur radiates, giving the possibility of taking beautiful pictures.

Zakynthos - Navagio Beach
Zakynthos – Navagio Beach

To visit the beach, apart from the numerous tours of the island, it is possible, from the close bay of Porto Vromi, to get the daily taxi-boat offered by the local boats. We suggest visiting Navagio in the morning since in the afternoon the sea tends to become bigger and may cause problems to get back.

You cannot leave the island without having seen this beach from the panoramic view at the top of the promontory facing the beach itself.

Zakynthos - Navagio Beach
Zakynthos – Navagio Beach

Halfway between the villages of Volimes and Anafonitria there is an asphalt road leading to a huge car-park; getting down a few steps you reach a balcony from where you can admire the beach.

Read on about our favourite beaches in other destinations:
Lefkada
Corfu
Mykonos
Santorini
Athens
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