ShipWreck or Navagio, is one of the most famous and the most photographed beaches of Greece.It may be the landmark for the Greek beaches. Its name comes from the ship, which was wrecked in 1983 while it was carrying smuggled cigarettes. After a long time it was washed ashore on the beach, so now you can admire the impressive scenery.
A beach with white sand and deep all blue waters. Crystal clear waters breaks on a white sandy beach, where the rusting hulk lies half-buried. Imposing cliffs, eroded by wind and sea, descend behind it completing a spectacular picture. The beach is only accessible by boat. There are daily boats leaving from the port in town or from Porto Bromi.
This picture captured from a platform, 200m meters above the sea level.
Check out also this picture, the other side of the beach
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leonorkuhn (16233) 2005-08-17 16:14
Wow!!! Very nice shot, great point of view, sharp and lightness. Lovely colours. Well done.
eflowers (674) 2005-08-17 16:17
wow! incredible shot. there are some amazing shades of blue here. i've seen pictures of this beach before and i've always wanted to go there.
tontonjc (6623) 2005-08-17 16:19
Un p'tit paradis cette plage . Les couleurs et le cadrage sont superbes . Je piquerai bien une tête dans cette eau couleur turquoise.
cleocat (221) 2005-08-17 16:20
This is really something our of the ordinary.
Such a tiny little beach sandwiched between these enormous rocks. the difference in the blues are interesting. Very clear and very well captured.
KellEy (1237) 2005-08-17 16:21
This is so impressive. I think that people who are afraid of heights would have a ard time looking at this. The POV is perfect!
What a place!
Thanks for sharing, and great note too!
naxius (16685) 2005-08-17 16:22
A very famous shot about Greece but still very impressive.
The POV is really gorgeous here!
The sea is simply beautiful..
Emile (20348) 2005-08-17 16:22
This is a very impressive picture, beatiful place. Love the colours and sharpness.
You captured it from an excellent angle with a great perspective. Very good compo and note.
Very well done. A number one picture.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-08-17 16:35
fantastic aerial POV !!!
The compo is very good and the color of the sea just mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Sharpness is excellent, too.
A very good work, do you have wings ? ;-)
ajcsousa (1804) 2005-08-17 16:43
Just one word: Fantastic :). Nothing more to say, the photo talks by it self.
Tue (25798) 2005-08-17 16:47
What a great POV to show us this beach. It really looks very imrpessive in this way. You had also a great light and fine shadows. Very well done!
betogrein (2232) 2005-08-17 16:48
Wonderful landscape. Great composition, POV and colors.
amirkah (309) 2005-08-17 17:32
beatiful place! with Wonderful colors,
thanks for shering.
ydarias (679) 2005-08-17 18:00
Hola Ioannis. He visto este paisaje varias veces en Trekearth. Pero nunca antes nadie había sacado el paisaje de detrás de la cala. El uso de un encuadre más grande creo que es bastante agradable, porque me gusta el contraste entre el color del agua en la playa y el color del agua a mar abierto. Además siempre es interesante ver distintos puntos de vista de un paisaje tan bonito como este.
P.D: ¿nunca se han planteado quitar ese barco hundido de la playa?
alvaraalto (5473) 2005-08-17 18:19
Great picture of a remarkeble place. Maybe famous but I didn't hear or saw never of this place. Thank to you and TE I'm a little wiser again.
Xalkida (11742) 2005-08-17 18:19
Από τις καλύτερες που έχω δει (μαζί με του Σπύρου) από την περίφημη παραλία. Πραγματικά την έχεις φωτογραφίσει έτσι ώστε να νομίζεις ότι κρέμεσαι από πάνω και την βλέπεις ζωντανά. Εξαιρετικά χρώματα αν και πιστεύω ότι πρέπει να είχε πολύ ήλιο εκείνη την ημέρα.
lukie (0) 2005-08-17 19:06
I thought I had already seen this picture from you ? Or maybe it was the same place another year ? Never the less a beauty...
erdna (5707) 2005-08-17 20:03
It is a breath taking view of a spectacular beach! Were you standing up on the cliffs? Outstanding point of view. very well seen.
ccooper (840) 2005-08-17 20:25
I have a Greek Islands calendar and this beach was featured last month. I actually like your photo better as it shows more of the surrounding sea. I wondered about the history of this beach. Thanks for the information!
Maestro (87) 2005-08-17 20:57
Très belle photo! Un petit coin de paradis où on aimerait y vivre et relaxer. Les couleurs sont magnifiques, surtout l'eau ! Même l'épave a sa place dans cette image. Encore BRAVO!!!
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-08-17 21:34
A really breathtaking view in this shot!
Very well composed with the birds eye perspective.Sharpness and clarity are amazing and so are the colors.
ludovic_k (219) 2005-08-17 21:49
very impressive and beautiful!
singuanti (15250) 2005-08-17 22:29
Wow John, what an outstanding POV!! This shot has it all: great colors, clarity and a great composition. The good sharpness really brings out the textures in the rock wall. Most impressive work John!!!
huynt (5079) 2005-08-17 23:31
Wow. it is great shot. I love this scene. I hope I will this wonderful country. Thanks
quantabeh (5205) 2005-08-17 23:41
wow, truly a breathtaking scenery. What a perspective, what colors. So superbly exposed and contrasted. very nice work, The overview is tremendous. lovely!
chaity (1539) 2005-08-18 0:38
Hai Ioannis, what a lovely place to be. The crystal clear water and the sharp photo you have really tempting me to take a dive. 8-)
aloyho (6798) 2005-08-18 1:35
An excellent POV which allows you to divide the space into such interesting parts. I also find the shadows of the hill on the right beautiful as it create new exciting shapes. The variety of colours are simply stunning. Congratulations!!! All the best.
alainh (35561) 2005-08-18 1:49
i understand why this beach is famous !!!
incredible rock between the 2 sizes of the beach.
You seem to be in a plane.
the angle is very good and i should be happy to be here.
kebek (5438) 2005-08-18 2:57
Serwus John !
Marvellous place, really amazing.
And the point of view You chose is just breathtaking.
Congratulations and thank You for Your effort. Such view was worth it, but a bit dangerous I think (?)
Have a nice day,
tjanze (5674) 2005-08-18 3:18
Interesant view from hill.Sea in backgroun is darker than this in front.Nice shot.Good lightning and colours and good note.
greg64g (11193) 2005-08-18 3:37
What a beatiful picture, yes i think i had already see this beach on some books, i like the light on your picture, and blue of the sea is so perfect.
nels (2619) 2005-08-18 3:47
hi Ioannis, wow!! its a good job you have a head for heights, the POV is great lovely colours.
papagolf21 (81006) 2005-08-18 3:56
Mon cher John,
Alors là, je suis sous le charme, la beauté est bien présente dans cette composition.
Outre le vertige causé par ce vide qui nous attire, la qualité photographique est superbement composée.
Cette photo méritait bien de figurer parmi les favorites.
Merci pour la note.
cessy (13647) 2005-08-18 5:37
great angle and fabulous colors
I felt vertigo here, looking down the beach
very well done
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-08-18 5:39
This perspective is nice but the light, the colors and the sharp are incredible.
A very well done shot.
Cos (1562) 2005-08-18 8:38
A stunning shot with an amazing point of view, it is as if you are floating over the top! The colours are beautiful and you've managed to portray a real sense of depth. Well captured!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-08-18 9:04
great shot of the beach and the boats, very nice composition and the view is tremendous
capthaddock (28790) 2005-08-18 10:07
Hi John - I knew this was coming when I saw that you went to Zakynthos for your holidays,breathtakingly beautiful colours on everything, fantastic detail down to the beach, vertiginious perspective, excellent work.
aslhann14 (201) 2005-08-18 10:44
Bon Jour Ioannis.
Une grande photo d'une plage isolée et paradisiaque, la Turc bleue de l'eau donne à la photo un contact tropical très beau. Félicitations.
weswang (18223) 2005-08-18 10:47
Hi John, This is an impressive shot. I like the beautiful blue color in contrast with the clear white beach. I like the view of the different blues in this picture: the shallow blue water, the deep ocean blue water and the one under the shade. The cliff is well place in the middle. A very well taken picture. Well done.
Ina (2687) 2005-08-18 11:18
Wow what a place and what a wiew ... Colors and this faboulos composition is 'Top job'... TFS...Ina...
apache (1426) 2005-08-18 12:46
WOW John...just WOW.
A POV to kill for...! Where were you hanging down from to take this shot? Amazing perspective. Is there an "Add to most favourite list" link anywhere? Love the colours and the sharpness, perfect framing of the beach.
man...this shot is wonderful
thanks for sharing
MvS (4163) 2005-08-18 16:04
Wow, and wow again.
Supernaturally beautiful. It looks as if there is a dam on top.
Great colours, nice and sharp.
supereira (9576) 2005-08-18 18:08
Great view.I like the composition and prespective.Good contrast between the sky and the rocks.Good colors,light and sharpness.I like the detail of the boats.Well done!
john_c (24662) 2005-08-18 19:54
What a magnificent scene you have rendered here! This is stunning work. The view gives me vertigo and the rich colourful water dazzles the eyes. I like also your use of the large format which brings the scene so much dynamism and ambience. This is outstanding, John. Congratulations.
Janice (4402) 2005-08-18 23:49
Interesting history lesson with this interesting photo John. What amazing cliffs and seeing how they have eroded with the winds. Lovely colours too. well shown, thank you.
Wirraway (1985) 2005-08-19 8:56
Outstanding shot Ioannis,composition and exposure is perfect, good informative note,
Steft (5975) 2005-08-19 9:23
Very nice exotic photo. The colours of the water are very beautiful. Greece on its best! I like the high pov here. The boats give us an idea about the scales.
Well done and thanks for stopping by again!
feather (51128) 2005-08-19 9:25
What on earth can I add to what has gone before. This is an amazing place where you have captured such a good photo. Technically perfect, the square format enables you to include the narrow cliff and the sea beyond it. Very well done
bibiweb (8) 2005-08-19 9:57
I'm not particularly a fan of beaches, but this place looks fabulous! The water has great colors and it looks so clear. I love your POV that show the white cliffs plunging down to the beach.
Thanks for sharing.
alexlie (5359) 2005-08-19 13:51
Wow, what a view! This shot is really incredible, in my opinion your best photo posted on TE. Great composition, colors and sharpness. Thanks for this image and note. Congratulation.
maphoto (8082) 2005-08-19 17:56
Wow ! Ioannis, what a gorgeous point of view, marvelous pictures, everything perfect, congratulations on such a beauty, well see & done.
Maritsa (358) 2005-08-19 18:30
Πραγματικά εξαιρετική αγαπητέ Γιάννη! Φανταστικά ζωηρά χρώματα, όμορφος φωτισμός. Είναι όντως εξαιρετική η θέα.
PJE (20758) 2005-08-20 0:48
Well of all the shots I have seen in your gallery this one really stands out as an amazing photo. what a paradise here. how private. And to think of the danger involved in stretching out to capture this. Great work.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-08-20 8:46
I have seen this place a number of times already on TE, but this PoV is really spectacular and each new photo of there brings new enjoyment, light and colors contribute here well to the success of this one together with the clarity, this photo is a very good advertisement for your country and the panasonic lumix series !
Have a nice week end,
nbournas (3229) 2005-08-20 9:23
Τελεια χρωματα Γιαννη και πολυ καλη γωνια ληψης. Θα μπορουσε να ειναι ποστερ για τον ΕΟΤ.
Didi (52489) 2005-08-20 13:18
C'est un paysage merveilleux; la crique derrière la falaise donne l'impression que c'est un barrage.
C'est une composition parfaitement cadrée.
It is a marvellous landscape; the split behind cliff gives the impression that it is a high dam. It is a perfectly framed composition.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-08-21 12:22
This is a great one. Great POV and DOF. Excelent perspective and angle of view with a quality and well framed picture. Splendid work and personal insight to obtain this fine work.
Very well seen, done and composed.
Best to you.
santosh (304) 2005-08-23 12:20
This is a breath taking view of the lovely beach. The water looks inviting. Makes me want to travel to Greece. Love the shades of blue.
caliane (610) 2005-08-23 13:09
Amazing place! you got a very good picture here! I like the point of view, and colors and your note.
SavioCastro (601) 2005-08-23 19:55
Belíssima foto, o lugar é maravilhoso, o ângulo está perfeito. Obrigado por compartilhar conosco.
jemaflor (76660) 2005-08-24 12:54
Great shot, this Pov is wonderful, excellent focus and contrast; Congratualtion.
danielswalsh (13593) 2005-08-26 23:59
Great shot Ioannis!
What a spectacular looking beach, and the colors are almsot surreal. i don't think I've ever seen waters sooo blue.
Was this photo taken from a viewing platform? Or did you have to risk life and limb to get the photo?
dimitrisT (928) 2005-08-28 4:59
Κλασική φωτογραφία αλλά εδώ έχουμε καταπληκτική οξύτητα και φοβερά ευδιάκριτες λεπτομέρειες, όσο πρέπει για να μην "ενοχλούν" το μάτι! Μου αρέσουν και οι καμπύλες που σχηματίζονται! Άψογη!
ephemere33 (9743) 2005-08-30 15:16
wouhhhhh !!! superbe ??? bellisima...j'adore cet endroit ZAKINTHOS...;magnifique plan de vue des 2 côtés ...très beau choix de cadrage...les couleurs sont sublimes et nous rendent bien tous les élements des détails de l'eau si belle et limpide, de cette épave tant vue sur les revues des agences de voyages...donne l'envie de prendre l'avion( malgré les problèmes d'accidents) et se rendre dans cette merveilleuse île de Grece...tu devrais vendre ta photo a Neckermann...je crois qu'il l'acherait sans hésité ...trop beau...un grand bravo...amicalement bi
ps: je te l'a vole comme fond d'écran...rire
vasilis (568) 2005-09-04 12:12
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-09-06 12:41
what a beautiful place!
great capture, the perspective is very nice.
Albrecht (11279) 2005-09-07 5:54
What can I say more: TOP JOB!!!! Great, wonderful POV and colours and DOF.
Take care, -Albrecht-
Gix (3565) 2005-09-07 15:18
can i add my compliments to the looooong list here ??!
Fantastic view, the pov is absolutely outstanding!
Colorfull, sharp, with so many interesting subjects... and this place is incredibly nice!!
Thanks for sharing, e davvero molto bravo!
papapit (33) 2005-09-08 6:29
Εκπληκτική, μοναδική γωτογραφία, σκέτη διαφήμιση για την Ζάκυνθο. Από τεχνική άποψη είναι άψογη και τραβηγμένη από τέλειο σημείο!
designsoul (21492) 2005-09-09 8:41
Hi Ionannis, what a superb take! I haven't seen many shots of this famous beach but yours knocks my socks off, as they say :-)
Incredible dof, colours, lights!
I wish I could go there
colinbrenchley (6427) 2005-09-09 18:53
A well framed shot of this much photographed cove. It is not ofter that the bay on the other side of the cliff is included in the picture.
jpages (1670) 2005-09-13 17:39
I have seen this view here in TE, from a similar POV, several times, and it always has impressive me, as now, when I have seen it.
Impressive sharpness! Shadow and sunny areas very well illuminated... Almost everything has been said about it, so I just will remain a long time looking at it, recreating my mind imagining to be there just right now!
Rosa (0) 2005-09-17 12:16
waouu superbe photo! Les couleurs sont Magnifiques, ça donne envie de se rendre dans cette merveilleuse île de Grèce. Ta photo me donne le vertige, et houps dans mes favorites.
Merci pour le partage.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-09-18 3:07
Indeed a famous view - too bad I never been here. I like the amazing details you got on this fine image - No wonder with that camera ;-) thanks Ioannis for sharing.
sixTL (8596) 2005-09-26 14:33
Hi Ioannis, Your photo is wonderful. Excellent sharpness overall and colors. What a beautiful countryside. Very impressive picture! regards Artur
jbweasle (9373) 2005-09-29 15:17
A very classic picture, Ioannis. I love the way the lines of the bay and the cliffs curve around the frame. The bay in the foreground balances the open water behind very well. Great detail too in the tiny people and boats down below.
MarekP (4750) 2005-09-29 16:37
I know I'm the 77th one who is saying WOW! here but I can't resist. This shot is simply wonderful and fascinating. Excellent colours and feeling of depth. It seems you have taken it from quite a dangerous place, but the angle is perfect.
summersun (4978) 2005-10-14 6:05
wow, this view is really spectacular !
I like the cliff in the middle separating the picture in 2 parts, and the wonderful blue sea. great sharpness and soft light. it looks like paradise !
lestans (16904) 2005-10-15 17:17
Ioannis, this is a fantastic picture of a very well known place! I think that it is very difficult to reproduce something so well known. The same can be if I'd try to photograph San Marco Square in Venice! Well, you succeded in this aim.
Too many years passed since I don't come back to Greece! I miss Greece!
pady (4800) 2005-10-27 15:34
Very incredible view, it gives giddiness.
Nothing to add, everything is in your picture.
gwilsonnz (98) 2005-10-31 0:57
amazing beach, great POV!
coco (30437) 2005-11-21 17:10
Really very nice this one. The light and the colour, as the sharpness, are good.
But also let me say that similars pictures from the same has been posted. I mean that is very, very nice. But is not the most original photo of the world.
vlad_ghiea (1086) 2005-12-10 0:25
Excellent shot! Great colours, sharpness and composition...Well done!
simplyoga (6480) 2005-12-10 0:50
I only can say : wooouuuwwww...
This is beautiful...
I love it..
martou (1656) 2005-12-23 0:17
impressionnant contre-plongée, en plus de cette magnifique plage une belle épave dans la scene, good work, bravo et merci Martin
timleahy (2193) 2006-01-15 20:43
Excellent shot Ioannis, great POV showing the beach and the sea in background. Great colours also, especially that wonderful colour in the water. I wondered what the little dark spots in the cliff sides are - birds nests?
Igec (345) 2006-02-05 23:07
Lovely photo. It seems like paradise. Thanks for sharing and keep up with the good work!
Potch (474) 2006-02-05 23:21
Wow! This is amazing! I love the colors and the angle from where you shot this picture. Well done! Gorgeous!
MLINES (12516) 2006-02-06 3:58
Ioannis, this is an usual beach you have shown us here. The POV is virtually unique. The water colour and unusual shoreline are good to see. Well done. It has joined my wish list of where to go to one day.
yogi32 (815) 2006-02-10 5:18
Very nice shot, great sharp and lightness. fantastic colours too,
schobi (187) 2006-02-28 7:33
Hi! Wonderful photo of the very famous beach!
Well done, regards
edbemst (131) 2006-03-20 15:46
This is really a incredible place ! I hope I can go there in the future ... Nice colors, specially the water. Sharpness is very good too. Best rds,
larevedere (1259) 2006-03-24 14:08
I won't write a lot of words... just:
nivas37 (662) 2006-03-24 14:36
Incredible work!!! great colors, great POV, great composition... I ever wonder if this pic can be any better!!! Excellent angle.
Rgds / Nivas
elBud (2237) 2006-03-24 15:02
this is.... don't know what to say, really.
got no words for this, but, i really love, the place, the picture, the color of the water.
colors are great, composition, perfect.
so impressive, so different.
onutzae (90) 2006-04-01 15:21
It's great.That's all!!
mopinia (153) 2006-06-06 14:54
That's it! I'm taking the next flight out to Greece! What a view! Can you imagine swimming in these clear blue waters? Puts the Caribbean to shame! Thanks for sharing Ioannis! If it weren't for your pics of these beautiful beaches I'd be stuck in New Jersey. Gotta get there on my next vacation! This is not as sharp as your 'Vertigo' pic but it's still beautiful nevertheless. Regards! - Mike O.
uranium (28) 2006-09-10 0:18
GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT...
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2006-11-04 7:43
Familiar POV (did almost the same)
But great work here, lovely colours, as is appropriate to this scene. Very natural colours. Great sharpness and good compo..haha seems if critiqueing my own shot..but I can't be so positive to myself.
next :D will be 200 :-)
ArisT (283) 2006-12-02 10:06
No words can describe this shot. Truly amazing photo.
jpwashere (148) 2007-01-23 20:17
great photo. nice detail and color and contrast and framing and ....
really well done.
Morgwathien (596) 2007-09-22 5:03
An excellent shot! The view's truly magnificent. The photo has a superb clarity about it, as well as pleasant colours, very good details & sharpness. I like your POV, too.
A great composition, congratulations!
Khattakphoto (682) 2008-05-19 2:15
A very good shot.
tober (8797) 2008-05-19 2:57
Hi Ioannis, I've just noticed this awesome photo. Very exceptional one with excellent perspective. The contrast between the turquoise blue of the sea water with the golden sand is amazing. Regards, Tolga
smartcat (835) 2008-05-19 3:00
Really excellent shot of this beautiful place!
All is perfect at this picture - composition, POV, different colours of the sea (especially!)
Kind regards, Igor
TopGeo (38126) 2008-07-13 0:28
Το φημισμένο ναυάγιο! επισκέπτομαι και εδώ αλλά και 'ιδίεις όμμασι', Βλέπω τους πολλούς επισκέπτες στο μέρος και στην εικόνα σου και παραδέχομαι πώς όντως είναι η αγάπη των πολλών αλλά και η μοναδική ομορφιά της που την κάνει διάσημη,
SAMANDI (302) 2008-11-05 0:13
Very very nice & Dreaming
-- SADEGH --
planetphotoet13 (1099) 2009-12-21 4:43
Expectacularss,Exxcellent photo,and Oh my God in the platform is too much High,We can see the peoples like little sand,this place like Pandora,in the avatar film,I see in the movie yesterday places like this in Pandora planet,Greece is very very most Beauttiffullll places in the Earth Planet
Congratulations to you jjbach
hugs from brazil,
billakos773 (253) 2010-04-16 13:24
CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR PHOTO!!! LOOKS SO NATURAL!!
bofanu (201) 2011-03-10 9:19
It's something unbelievable... breathtaking! I don't know if you were climbing on the mountain to catch this gorgeous photo, or not, but it's amazing, you did a great job.
fds (6756) 2011-03-10 9:42
the great color and wonderful point of view
svefay (804) 2011-06-17 3:44
wonderful beach, TFS...
- Copyright: Ioannis Bahatouris (jjbach) (9324)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic LUMIX DMC - FZ5
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Holidays in Zakynthos (Summer 2005)
- Theme(s): Beaches Below, Shipwrecked [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-08-17 16:09
- Favorites: 30 [view]