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    The guide was updated: 2017-03-21

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Shipwreck Beach & View (Navagio)

This beach is the trademark of Zakynthos. Located in the northwestern part of the island, it is said that Navagio beach is not only the most famous beach in Greece but one of the most impressive of the Mediterranean. People used to call it Agios Georgios but, due to a shipwreck happened in 1983, the beach is now called Navagio, which is the Greek translation of the word "shipwreck". There are two ways to approach this breathtaking miracle of nature: you can either travel by boat and swim in its turquoise waters, or by car, and admire the beach from the special viewing platform.
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This unique gem – a 14 kilometers long stretch of sand that runs, almost uninterrupted, from Geraki at the southeast tip of the island to Laganas and beyond – is one of the last nesting grounds of the endangered loggerhead turtle. Parts of Laganas Bay and the beach have been designated as a National Marine Park to protect egg-laying females and hatching turtles. Although powered water sports are banned within its waters, Laganas is still the island’s biggest and noisiest resort, with dozens of pubs, bars and clubs.
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Close to the southeast tip of Zakynthos and looking west across Laganas Bay, Vassilikos is one of the most attractive and peaceful among the island’s beach resorts, featuring also some of Zakynthos´ best hotels. The beauty of the sandy beach blends with the thick vegetation that encloses it, featuring well-kept olive groves. The restaurants are located along the main road as well as nearby the seafront, serving national and international delicacies and fresh catch seafood.
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