Navagio beach is also called the shipwreck beach. It is located on the coast of Zakynthos, in the Lonian Island of Greece.
It is also referred to as smugglers cove. It is believed that the ship used to smuggle cigarettes to Zakynthos but during the 1980’s it was chased down by the Greek navy.
The Navagio beach is surrounded by crystal clear water on one side and gigantic white limestone cliffs on others. The rustic shipwreck washed up by the turquoise water and makes it a popular viewpoint for tourists. Navagio is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Tourists visit both the shore and cliff for breathtaking views. The cliff can be reached by road. It is almost an hour ride from Zakynthos but the beach or the shipwreck viewpoint is only accessible by boat.
There are 4 ports from which boat departs for the shipwreck of Navagio- Zakynthos, Agios Nikolaos, Skinari and Porto Vromi Maries. The closest port is the Porto Vromi Maries. During the peak season boat departs regularly from here. If you take a cruise from any of the other three ports, you also get to visit the amazing Blue Caves. Only smaller boats can go inside these caves. So, if you want to experience it opt for smaller boats.
The duration of the cruise varies depending on the port from which you are boarding the boat. The cruise from Zakynthos can take somewhere around 4 to 8 hours, depending on the size of the boat.
There are some travel agencies which organize cruise tour. This is one of the simplest ways to reach. They arrange a pick and drop from your resort to the port from where you take your cruise. All you have to do is book them in advance to avoid the last-minute hustle.
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