The beach of the Shipwreck, is perhaps one of the most famous beaches of Greece.
It tooked its name in the ship that in 1983 transported illegally cigarettes and after it shipwreckd was washed ashore. Its shell still lies there to odorn it.

The landscape is really impressive. Among the high white rocks a white beach lies with deep and spotless waters.
The beach is found near in the village of Anafonitria.

You may access the beach only from the sea with the caique which every day depart from the Harbour of Saint Nikolas in Volimes, or the Porto Vromi, or by making the tour of island with the smal boats and cruise ships. Most of them depart from the harbour of Zakynthos, and other from the beach of Laganas.

Beach Facilities
  • Natural beauty, Idyllic landscape, Sightseeing experience, Amazing scenery, Photographed spot, Sandy beach, Deep waters, Very crowded during peak season, Popular sight, Ideal for ranquillity and relaxation, No amenities, Sunset view, Accessed only with boat, Water-taxi service, *Risk of landslides

Navagio Beach - Volimes Zakynthos

When to Go

Boat trips to Navagio run from May to October.
Boats may leave at other times of the year upon request.
May-June and late September-October are the best and quietest months to visit. If you do visit in July-August, do so in the early morning or late afternoon when it’s cooler and quieter.
All boat trips are dependent on weather conditions.
Tickets are €10-20 per person.
May-June and late September-October are the best and quietest months to visit.

Getting there

Boats leave from:

Porto Vromi (west)
By car or taxi: 36km (55mins) from Zakynthos town

Skinari (north)
By car or taxi: 36km (1hr) from Zakynthos town

Agios Nikolaos (northeast)
By car or taxi: 32km (50mins) from Zakynthos town

There are other departure points around the island, including half-day and full-day options from the Gulf of Lagana, Alikes and the port of Zakynthos.

Good to know

Shipwreck Beach has only natural shade and no amenities selling food and drinks, so plan well and don’t forget:

Water and snacks
Hat, sun screen, sun glasses
Swimwear and mask
Flip flops
Medical kit