Zakynthos, Navagio Beach with the wreck of Panagiotis
Navagio beach is one of the most famous part of the nice island.
Navagio Beach (Greek: Ναυάγιο), or the Shipwreck, is an exposed cove, often referred to as 'Smugglers Cove', on the coast of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Islands of Greece and is the location of the wreck of the alleged smuggler ship Panagiotis. source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navagio
The wreck is MV Panagiotis.
The Panagiotis (Greek: Παναγιώτης) is a picturesque shipwreck lying in the white sands of an exposed cove on the coast of Zakynthos (Zante), which is among the southern-most of the Ionian Islands of Greece. Navagio ("Shipwreck"), the spot where she lies, is a valued tourist attraction on the north-western side of the island, with thousands of visitors each year.
She was built in Scotland in 1937 as Saint Bedan and wrecked in 1980, probably while carrying contraband cigarettes and being chased by the Greek Navy.
Navagio beach is one of the most famous part of the nice island. Navagio Beach (Greek: ???????), or ...
The Smuggler's Cove shipwreck site is the most famous of all of Zakynthos beaches and one of the most...
Navagio beach is one of the most famous part of the nice island. Navagio Beach (Greek: Ναυάγιο), or t...
The famous Shipwreck site on the northwest side of the island of Zante in Greece. View from above, ri...
One of the many tourist boats running day trips between Zante Town and Smugglers Cove. This boat is o...
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The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.
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