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Navágio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Zákynthos, Greece 12 Nov 2017

Posted on 12 Nov 2017
Navágio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Zákynthos, Greece
Navágio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Zákynthos, Greece
Navágio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Zákynthos, Greece

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

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Victor Maschek/Shutterstock