The Most Beautiful Shipwrecks From Around The World

Smuggler’s Cove


Navagio Beach on the Greek island of Zakynthos is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The rusted shipwreck that sits on the beach only adds to its enchantment. The Panayiotis was a smuggler ship, containing such contraband as cigarettes, alcohol, and even humans. One theory is that in 1983, authorities caught wind of the smugglers and chased them into the cove (now called Smuggler’s Cove) where the ship got stuck. Another story, which came from the captain himself, is that in 1980, bad weather stranded the ship on the beach and thieves stripped it. When he returned to remove the ship, he felt the rusted vessel looking too beautiful to disturb.