The island of Zakynthos is a jagged little piece of land off the southwest coast of GREEK that features a number of rocky coves cut off from the mainland. In one of these secluded bits of paradise is Navagio Beach, a sandy little strip that would be remarkable for its beauty, but is made more so by the crumbling remains of a smuggler’s shipwreck
.Also known as SHIPWRECK BEACH and SMUGGLER'S COVE the beach became a mini ship graveyard in 1983 when the shipping vessel known as the PANAGIOTIS crashed on the scenic shore. According to reports, the ship was smuggling cigarettes, booze, and maybe even humans when the authorities caught onto the trail and chased it through bad weather, right into the cove, where it ran aground. Ever since the crash, the hulk has sat on the shore slowly falling apart.