Crystal Clear Waters of Navagio Beach

Navagio Beach, or “shipwreck” in Greece, is an isolated sandy cove on Zakynthos island which is among the southernmost of the Ionian Islands of Greece. Its name is derived from the Panagiotis, a picturesque shipwreck lying in the white sands of an exposed cove.

The spot has become a valued tourist attraction on the northwestern side of the island, accommodating thousands of visitors each year, and has is one of the most famous beaches in Greece.

According to Wikipedia,

The most commonly accepted story regarding the wreck of the Panagiotis maintains that she spent the later part of her life as a smuggler ship. In 1980 Panagiotis was making its way from Turkey with a freight of contraband cigarettes. The crew was suspected by authorities, and so the Panagiotis was pursued by the Greek Navy. Encountering stormy weather, the ship ran aground…

Because the Panagiotis was allegedly a smuggler’s ship, the beach is often referred to as “Smugglers Cove”. Absolutely beautiful, isn’t it?