The name of Navagio stands for a beach and the bay on the island of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Sea. The beach, as well as the bay, got this name in 1980. The word “navagio” in translation from the Greek stands for “a shipwreck.” Before that, this destination bore the name of “Saint George,” but after the events of 1980, the name was changed. You can access this beach by sea transport only.
Navagio Beach history
The beach of smugglers or the “Shipwreck Beach” got its new name only in 1980. It happened after the shipwreck of the smugglers’ vessel, delivering illegal items from Turkey to Italy. Before that, people called the bay “Saint George,” after the monastery standing in the neighboring area.
The bay is surrounded by the limestone rocks on three sides. One can access this beach only with the help of sea transport. The tourists’ interest is caused by the beach itself, white sands, and warm waters with a unique color. Navagio Beach Shipwreck is one more reason for a visit there. After the accident, the local government did not remove the ship from the shore, thereby creating a new attraction.
Do you know how to get to Navagio Beach?
The island of Zakynthos, where the Navagio Beach is situated, is the third largest island in the group of the Ionian islands. There are many ways to get to this beautiful place. One of them is from the airport in Athens to Navagio Beach. In the summer, travelers also get an opportunity to come to Zakynthos Island by charter flights. Zakynthos Island features a port. It provides a sea link between the neighboring islands. While traveling about the island, tourists can admire the bay housing the beach with abandoned ship from high cliffs. There are no other ways of getting to Navagio Beach except for sea transport. To get to the bay, you will need to go to the port first. After that, buy a ticket for a ferry or a speedboat that will give you a ride to the beach.
The distance from Zakynthos town, the island’s capital, to the bay is 30 kilometers. On the way to this piece of Paradise, you should also make a stop at the village of Anafonitria. The reason for the stop is the Monastery of Anafonitria. It preserves the holy relic – a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary (the icon of Theotokos). A monastery is a must-visit place for thousands of pilgrims and believers. This place also offers an opportunity to admire the bay views from its observation deck.
Near the deck, you can see a specially equipped area for jumping with the parachute.
The most optimal way to get to Navagio Beach is a transfer. You can book it in advance on the website of Aktis.Taxi.
How do I order a transfer online?
The website of Aktis.Taxi is easy to use. To make a booking of a vehicle in the required destination, you will need to do a few actions on the company’s website.
Indicate the point of departure and arrival, the number of passengers, the time and the date.
Select the vehicle, its class, and capacity.
Enter additional data related to your order.
State your email address.
Note that you do not have to make any prepayments. On the day of arrival/landing, a driver will be waiting for you at a given place and time.
Why travel with Aktis.Taxi?
We always try to plan a trip to the least details before it starts. Aktis.Taxi is an excellent way to spend a hassle- and stress-free vacation. By booking transport from our company, you can be assured of the quality and reliability of service. We offer all our customers:
The cost of Navagio Beach transfers from Aktis.Taxi is 20% lower, compared to a local city taxi.
the absence of prepayments;
a big and new vehicle fleet;
help with baggage, meeting at the airport or any other location;
Wi-Fi and air-conditioners in every vehicle;
24/7 technical support service.
Plan the route of your trip to Greece together with Aktis.Taxi and book a transfer in the required direction right now!