Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Shipwreck Beach

One of the most famous beaches in the world is located in Zakynthos, a Greek Island located in the Ionian Sea. The beach is only accessed via boat. However, it also has an interesting history. According to the official story, in 1980 a freighter was pursued by the Greek Navy. The crew were suspected of smuggling contraband and the navy chased the ship through the Ionian Sea. Allegedly, there was wine, tobacco and women on board. The chase came to an abrupt end when the ship ran aground in stormy weather on the coast of Zakynthos. Since then the beach is known as the Shipwreck Beach, being one of the main attractions of Zante. This beach is also used on countless occasions in order to advertise Greek Tourism, together with the Parthenon and other Greek Islands. 

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