Shipwreck Beach

Zante's famous Shipwreck Beach, also known as Smuggler's Cove, is one of the most well-known beaches in Greece! The striking image of the beach from above is always magical.

You can experience Shipwreck beach, also known as Navagio Bay in two ways – either from the lookout tower, located outside the village of Anafonitria on the west coast of Zante, or by visiting the beach by boat. Both options are really spectacular things to do in Zakynthos.





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While you are on holiday in Zante, make sure you enjoy the beautiful beach at Shipwreck ‘Navagio’ Bay – one of the most famous beaches in the Mediterranean.


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You can only reach this beach by boat, so this is a great chance to get out on the sea during your stay in Zakynthos. You can take one of the bigger round the island boats to see the Shipwreck Beach, or you can drive to one of the ports on the north and west coast where smaller boat trips leave throughout the day to this magical beach.




The most famous beach in Zante, and in fact in most of the Mediterranean, is located on the west coast of Zakynthos. Shipwreck Bay, also known as ‘Navagio’ in Greek, can only be reached by taking a boat trip in Zakynthos.


With bright white pebble sand and extraordinarily blue turquoise waters, the beach at Navagio Bay is quite out of this world! Towering cliffs dwarf the beach at Shipwreck Bay, where a stranded wreck lies washed up in the middle of the beach.



From the lookout tower you get the advantage of seeing and capturing on camera the iconic image of Shipwreck from above. This has to be one of the most amazing views in the world. From the top of the cliff you will be amazed by the sparkling site of the beach below, with boats drifting in and out of the bay.

Visiting the beach on a Zante boat trip is also quite breath-taking and well worth a day of your holiday. Approaching the beach is a once in-a-lifetime experience – the huge cliffs surrounding the bay, combined with the stranded ship in the middle, ensure that this is an awe-inspiring moment.

Spending time at the Shipwreck beach you will be able to swim in the cool turquoise waters and explore the wreckage of the boat, which has been engraved with hundreds of names of visitors since the ship washed up here in 1983.

There are a number of boat trips departing to Shipwreck bay on a daily basis from all around Zakynthos. However, for a really personal and relaxed experience we recommend the Potamitis Brothers who leave from the lighthouse at Skinari.




This way you can combine a trip to the Blue Caves with your day at Shipwreck. Also, with the Potamitis brothers you can really tailor make your stay at Shipwreck and decide how long you want to stay at the beach. They will always go out of their way to ensure you have a fantastic boat trip.

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