Navagio (shipwreck) beach

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    This is the most famous beach in Greece. It lies on the western shore of Zakynthos among a unique landscape of steep hills coming down to the sea. On the beach lies a shipwreck which gives the beach its famous name. In 1980 (1981?) this ship was trying to escape Navy ships tailing it as it was alleged to smuggle cigarettes. The ship came across bad weather and was abandoned only to be washed ashore and give this beach its characteristic name.

    If you plan to visit it be advised that it is only accessed by boat and that you should go in the afternoon or very early in the morning when there are very few people there. This shot was taken from the top of the hill above the beach where there is a balcony hundreds of meters above the sea and the view is spectacular.

    This is a panoramic image stitched by 6 individual shots and I used Photoshop to remove a few people and boats. The colours of the beach are as you see them here. :)

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    1. N_C_G 52 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called World Travel: Geotagged Only, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Seen on a map. (?)

    2. robert_wkfrd 51 months ago | reply

      Excellent photoshop skill. Found the picture via your jquery tutorial - also very good.

      Well done.


    3. rebel4ever1 [deleted] 50 months ago | reply


    4. g saxena 49 months ago | reply

      amazing shot! thanks for giving such detailed background, it really made the photo come alive :)

    5. mrbinfv 48 months ago | reply

      very pretty

    6. Waleed Almunayes «KWS» 47 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot, well done!
      I saw this photo at the following link

    7. Philipp Berndt! [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      lovelly shot!!!
      i love the tones!

    8. Pablo Cagliero 44 months ago | reply

      excellent !!! congratulations

    9. GEO M I 41 months ago | reply

      it's an elephant head!!

    10. infomathical 39 months ago | reply

      Awesome foto mate... I really like the angle where you pick the picture... Briliant...

      # Travelers Doc

    11. Weirena 38 months ago | reply

      Superb shot, nature at its very best.... greetings from vienna :-)

    12. ouistitis 37 months ago | reply

      Amazing view !

    13. andie_bg 36 months ago | reply

      It's divine!

    14. ndimensi 36 months ago | reply

      Κλασική και αγαπημένη εικόνα.

    15. susannaj 35 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Hidden Journeys run by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      The group explores the amazing landscapes underneath international flight paths and we'd love to have your photo as part of the group.


    16. thomashaugen 35 months ago | reply

      I've been to this beach! my god, it was beautiful. And gorgeous photo btw!

    17. oliviamccaffrey 27 months ago | reply

      I absolutely love this place

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