Navágio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Zákynthos, Greece 12 Nov 2017
About this photo
Navágio Beach – or Shipwreck Beach as it is more commonly known – is the most photographed beach in the Ionians. Shipwreck Beach is a sheltered bay where a rusty freighter lies half-buried in the sand. The locals take great exception to the disfigurement of their once-spectacular beach – it was previously known as Paradise Beach – and decry the fact that the boat is now regarded as a tourist icon. Interestingly, the boat was scuttled by an unscrupulous captain, allegedly a smuggler, for a fraudulent insurance claim. Add a stop to Shipwreck Beach to any of Insight Guides' Greece trips.
This article was originally published on March 20, 2016