Thursday, March 20, 2014

Beach of the Week: Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece
Fascinating Navagio Beach on the island of Zakynthos, Greece

Today’s beach is straight out of a fairytale!  A hidden beach, a shipwreck, smugglers… Peter Pan and Captain Hook would not be out of place here.  Navagio Beach is on the island of Zakynthos, one of the Greek Ionian islands.  As you would expect of a Greek isle, the water is an amazing aquamarine color.  The beach is made of white pebbles – pretty as a picture (though not ideal for barefoot walking, so wear some sandals)!

Navagio’s most striking feature is that it’s in a hidden cove.  The beach is surrounded on all sides by towering limestone cliffs in a horseshoe configuration.  It is stunning to say the least.  You can only get there by boat, or for a postcard-worthy vantage point, see it from the cliffs above.
The adventure aspect of Navagio Beach comes from its shipwreck!  That’s right, right on the beach lie the remains of the Panagiotis, an alleged smuggling ship that wrecked on Navagio in 1981.  For this, Navagio is also known as Shipwreck Beach and Smugglers Cove.

Have you ever visited a beach with an intriguing history?

Going on an adventure?  Gear up at!

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