The neon blue sea of Navagio Beach has attracted the attention of beach-loving travelers for many years. Known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, it is one of the wonderful hidden destinations in Greece, more specifically on the then-unknown Island of Zakynthos, in part of the Ionian Islands Archipelago.
WHY THIS PLACE
Navagio Beach (or Shipwreck Beach) was originally known as Agios Georgios. On October 2, 1980, during a storm, a cargo ship, the MV Panagiotis, ran aground on this beach on the Greek island of Zakynthos. Rumor has it that the freighter was being used for the smuggling of cigarettes, wine and women. The ship was abandoned and is still buried in the gravel of the beach which, because of this, ended up earning the nickname Navagio, which means shipwreck.
The location was featured prominently in the Korean drama “Descendants of the Sun”, leading to a flurry of interest, particularly among Chinese and Korean tourists.