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Coordinates: 37°51′34″N 20°37′28″E / 37.85944°N 20.62444°E / 37.85944; 20.62444

Navagio (shipwreck) Bay
Navagio Beach and Shipwreck of the Panagiotis at 'Smugglers Cove' Zakynthos
Navagio bay, crystal clear waters.

Navagio Beach (Greek: Ναυάγιο), or the Shipwreck, is an exposed cove, often referred to as 'Smugglers Cove', on the coast of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Islands of Greece and is the location of the wreck of the alleged smuggler ship Panagiotis. It derives the name "Shipwreck" from a boat that wrecked in 1983 in the cove while transporting cigarettes.[1]

Location & Tourism[edit]

A map showing the location of Navagio.

Navagio is located on the north-west shore of the Ionian island of Zakynthos (Zante), in the Municipality of Elation. The area is defined by its sheer limestone cliffs, white sand beaches, and clear blue water, which attract thousands of tourists yearly. The strip of beach is accessed only by boat, from Porto Vromi to the south, and from the Harbor of Saint Nikolas in Volimes to the north-east. More typically, boats arrive from the harbor of Zakynthos, the capital city, with cruises and tours anchoring hourly at Navagio.

BASE Jumping and Death in 2012[edit]

A famous BASE jumping location, said to be one of the world's most spectacular base jumping locations, according to the Daily Telegraph that reported on a British tourist's death on 11th Jun 2012 ("British parachutist left dangling from cliff phoned girlfriend to say 'don't worry' then fell to his death", see external links).


  1. ^ "Navagio or Shipwreck beach". Navagio or Shipwreck beach. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 

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