Shipwreck Beach, also known as Navagio Beach, in Zakynthos, Greece, is one of those places that belongs in a magazine. Found in a secluded cove and surrounded by towering golden cliffs, this beach is only accessible by boat, but once you arrive, swimming in the turquoise waters while soaking in your surroundings will be an unforgettable experience.
On the shore, you can discover the Freightliner MV Panagiotis, the shipwreck for which the beach is named. In recent years, Shipwreck Beach has become increasingly popular, so be prepared to arrive early or share it with a lot of other beach-loving travelers.
Shipwreck Beach is most easily accessed by a flight into the Zakynthos International Airport in Greece. Travel from Vancouver to Greece for around $1,100, or from Los Angeles to Greece for around $850. Once in Greece, beachgoers can rent a car or hire a personal driver on a quad or motorbike for direct access to Navagio. The ride from the airport to your destination is a quick 50 minutes through beautiful Zakynthos Island. North Americans can take a flight to Athens or Preveza from where they can continue their journey. One stop flights to Athens are available from the Canadian cities of Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa.