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Zante's wreck...

By Chinga
Zante's wreck... Zakynthos (or Zante) has some magnificent beaches. But the island is probably more famous outside Greece for "Navagio Beach", a little cove with a pristine beach and crystal clear waters home to a famous shipwreck. "MV Panayiotis" washed up on its shores in October 1980. Many theories and speculations arose and while the date is often wrong (some sources state that the event happened in 1981, 1982, or 1983), most of them claim that the MV Panayiotis was a smuggler ship, hence it's contributing to the name "Smugglers Cove". Some say that the ship was smuggling cigarettes, wine, and even humans when authorities caught up and cornered it until the cove, where it came aground. You can only reach the beach by boat and it gets hundreds of visitors. (I was one of them)...
Thank you for your supportive votes yesterday and to Rich (Woodine254), Graham (Selby), and Glenn (Gconant) who kindly awarded the dog images. Isabel.GrinGrin

Tags: General Landscape and travel Travelogue images Zantes boat wreck Zakynthos wreck history Navagio Beach rusty boat Boatabilia with rust

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Comments


KingArthur 14 8 Malta
31 May 2021 2:54PM
Lovely images Isabel, very interesting narrative too

Joe Smile
EG Plus
11 24 United Kingdom
31 May 2021 2:54PM
Sooooo jealous abs gorgeous
Ed
RonDM Plus
6 131 United Kingdom
31 May 2021 2:55PM
Nice set

Ron
franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
31 May 2021 3:10PM
Amazing set, Isabel.

Ken.
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
31 May 2021 3:16PM
Wow love all your pics, awesome.

Sherman GrinGrin

31 May 2021 3:18PM
Nice set Isabel, an interesting wreck and narrative too.

Val
31 May 2021 3:20PM
Lovely set interesting story,
Dave.
31 May 2021 3:28PM
A excellent captured set of images and a fascinating story of this wreck Isabel.
Jeff. SmileSmileSmile
An interesting set Isabel and narrative.

Mike
laura1 17 8
31 May 2021 3:32PM
how interesting and fascinating set Isabel

Laura
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 778 England
31 May 2021 3:39PM
Interesting story and set Isabel, and plenty of rust too Smile
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
31 May 2021 3:40PM
Zante's most iconic image, thanks for bringing back some very dear memories.

Angela😄
31 May 2021 3:45PM
Fascinating set here Isabel, for me it’s the lead image, wonderful, and v.11 from a very high viewpoint. Very adventurous location! Looks like you need a head for heights there 😎

Dave 🙂
31 May 2021 3:48PM
great story and gallery, Isabel, I think I like v.14 (maybe I would consider cropping it, but that needs experimenting)
😎
31 May 2021 3:49PM
A great set , Isabel with rusty colors. V13 is my favorite! SmileSmileSmile

Jukka
31 May 2021 4:03PM
Smashing set Isabel, been there myself.SmileSmile
31 May 2021 4:06PM
What a fascinating story Isabel and what a stunning place to visit, lucky you...sadly l have gone and used up my UA's ..Enjoy the Sun at last !!!. Alan SmileSmileSmile
31 May 2021 4:23PM
Great set, Isabel, and an interesting write-up.

MikeGrinGrin
Brilliant lead and lovely set Isabel .. interesting narrative too
Great collection Isabel GrinGrinGrinGrin
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
31 May 2021 5:08PM
It looks a fun place to visit coupled with the mystery of the shipwreck. A great set plus an explanation, all very good! "The Pirates of the Ionian Sea" future movie?
Ian
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
31 May 2021 5:21PM
Excellent set of images and the lead! Wowsers!

Kath
Great set of images Isabel...love the lead shot - beautiful! Smile
Great set Isabel. I love the lead with the beautiful blue sea and white beach. Wow!

Karen
I love a good story as much as a good photo. Lovely spot and I can see why people are drawn to it.
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
31 May 2021 5:42PM
A beautiful lead image Isabel and V14 has perhaps even more drama. Not so keen on the ones with all the tourists but I suppose it all helps the economy of these areas.

Phil.
31 May 2021 5:55PM
Excellent well detailed set Isabel,
Fred.
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2021 6:17PM
Another wonderful set, Isabel.
Alfie
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
31 May 2021 6:33PM
A great tale and a lovely 'wish I was there place'.Smile
ivor
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
31 May 2021 9:05PM
A smashing set with a beautiful lead
Ju
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
31 May 2021 10:51PM
A fascinating set, shame about the graffiti.
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
1 Jun 2021 12:00AM
A great set of images Isabel !!
It certainly does attract people.
I love the lead image.

Glenn
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
1 Jun 2021 12:19AM
Such wonderful images from this fascinatingly beautiful location Isabel SmileSmileSmile
Ian😎
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
1 Jun 2021 1:18PM
Looks like a super location, and the wreck a great playground for visitors to explore - don't think Health & Safety would be happy about that here! Good for graffiti too 😃👍
Trev 😀
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
1 Jun 2021 7:53PM
Would love to be there right now 😉🙏😉
2 Jun 2021 1:07PM
Especially love your lead. How interesting makes a great tourist attraction. Debs
3 Jun 2021 5:20AM
Amazing and collossal rustabilia here Isabel !
V1 and V 10 are so beautiful..
Cheers Walt

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