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Shipwreck Viewing Platform
(Places to Visit in Volimes)
9/10 John B

We have done this trip at least 5 times over the past 5 years.  That platform does look a bit scary but have never fallen off yet. It is a really scary being this close to the edge of the cliff AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Only kidding, wasnt really on the platform on my laptop!!!  But that said, scary view but worth it
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9/10 Heather A
click to enlargeWENT TO SHIPWRECK IN OCT10,IT WAS THE LAST TRIP FOR THE SEASON SO THE BOAT WENT THE WHOLE WAY ROUND ZANTE WHICH WAS GOOD. THE VIEW AS WE ARRIVED INTO THE COVE WAS AMAZING AND THE WATER WAS SO CLEAR.THE PEBBLES ON THE SINKING SAND AS YOU STEPPED OFF THE BOAT WAS SORE AND HOT BUT SOON FORGOTTEN.TOOK LOTS OF PHOTOS AND THEN WENT INTO THE WATER FOR A SWIM,WOULD LOVE TO GO BACK SOME DAY AS IT WAS SO PEACEFUL AS WE WERE THE ONLY BOAT THEIR. ZANTES OWN LITTLE PARADISE
1 post by Heather A ip - GB
10/10 Jackie W

we went there on jeep safari, was awesome!

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 Simon E
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Its a long way down!! Definatley worth visiting, at least once. Not sure I would be that bothered if we did not go go back there in 2009 as there is little to do and once you have photos of the shipwreck you have photos.
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10/10 Sue B
Visited shipwreck by boat a couple of years ago thought it was good but this year decided to drive up to it thought it was spectacular well worth the scary drive !! Would definatley recomend it .
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10/10 Gillian M

BIT  HIGH FOR ME!! MY BOYFRIEND TOOK LOADS OF PHOTOS,BEAUTIFUL VIEWS!!

GILLIAN AND DAVE JUNE 08
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10/10 Amber E

it was may 2004 il always remember it we got on a day cruise and i couldnt beleve my eyes as we got up close to the ship wreck mind your feet though as the small white pebbles do hurt your feet and they are bouling hot and you feel like your sinking abit when you go in the lushest blue clear water you can see and feel the little fish around your feet its amazing if you think zante is hot when you go to he ship wreck i sweare the heat doubles its so hot so if you want a brill tan thats the place to be, dont forget to look up and seee the plank way up in the mountains what a sight not somewhere i would want to be stood hurd some bad things about that and i defentley wouldnt trust my life on it but the views must of been amazing zante the best holiday iv ever been on xx

1 post by Amber E ip - GB
8/10 Sue F

Navagio (Shipwreck Bay). Lovely view from the viewpoint though a bit scary standing on thin metal sticking out of the cliff! The colour of the turquoise sea was lovely. The beach looks a beautiful sandy white beach but apparently it is pebbles! Unfortunately we couldn't take the boat to the beach or the Blue Caves as the weather was too choppy. But if you want to do this we had been advised to not take the all day trip especially the one advertised by the rep but instead take a half day trip from Skinari for example.

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8/10 Lesley S

This being our 5th visit to Zakynthos we thought it about time to see what all the fuss was about!!!! There was a fairly long queue to get on the platform, but once there the views from the platform are stunning .But "shipwreck", nah, "bit of rust on the beach" was my husbands comment The surrounding area is gorgeous, so it is worth a trip to see it if you're in the area. Just make sure you're not there as they disembark two coach loads of people!!!!

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10/10 Chris B
beautiful does this no justice and check out the beach itself, a bit sore on the feet but amazing, water as clear as a swimming pool.  Just got back to England and wanna just get my snorkel kit and go straight back
1 post by Chris B ip - Greece
10/10 Louise H
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The whole beach looks better on the platform than when you get down there! As the platform view doesnt show that the beach is actually pebbles. Stunning scene from the platform.

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  John G

Definatley the best place to see the shipwreck, can be a bit unnervrving going on the platform,

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  Lucy B
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we hired a car for 5 days and loved cruising around the island, the shipwreck was the best place we visited. The water was really blue and the shipwreck looked amazing from the platform, we also chose to walk futher along the cliff top to get some better pictures 10/10 brilliant.

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  Tracy C
We hired a car for 3 days and this is one of the places we stopped.  The views are AMAZING. We also went on a boat trip to the Blue Caves and the Ship Wreck. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. We found it was much cheaper to go direct to the trip operators rather than book through your travel reps.
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  Sean G
Viewed the ship wreck from above, via the road. We hired a bike for a few days to see a bit more of the Island. If you hire a bike or car get a map from the car rental firm . To get to the ship wreck you have to go through VOLIMES - nice little village with pottery and lace making - and head out for about  two or three miles in the direction of ZAKYNTHOS . Once there you can appreciate the view better from above than going on the tours to the shipwreck beach. Went on the boat/ ferry trip to the beach but it isn't half as good as seeing it from above as you don't get all the view in!!! The ferry trip is very crowded, hot and with lots of people being sick as the sea was a little choppy the day we went. Plus you don't get very long when you're there. The GOLDEN DOLPHIN TOUR  from ALYKES (NEXT TO THE ASTORIA HOTEL) can highly recommend. Pay 30 Euros to do the Blue Caves & Ship wreck or 15 Euros just for the caves ( just did the blue caves though)  Transported in a speedboat that holds around ten people. Arrives at the blue caves much quicker than the ferries , plus you can accutally get to go right inside the caves in the boat, whereeas the larger boats are too big for this. The other really good thing is that the speedboat anchours near the caves and allows a twenty minute stop for a swim in the sea. Highly enjoyable, well worth the money and lasts for around 2 hours which is perfect for just seeing the caves close up and swimming in the torquiose water
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  Daniel L
it was years ago that i went to zante but i remember the ship wreck, it was a fantastic experience diving off the boat and swimming to the ship wreck!
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  J T

We didnt go to the viewing platform but went to the actual beach on a small boat from Alykes beach. They sell trips right at the beachfront in Alykes and the boat only holds around 16 people. The day we went there were only 12 in all so it was nice and quiet and not too squashed. The bloke even gave us a discount so we paid 40 Euros for 2 people to go to the shipwreck and also to see the Blue caves. Soz, cant remember the regular price. Anyway, as you approach the beach, the water turns this amazing turquoise colour, it was wicked! I have never seen anything like it, we jumped off the boat into the surf and got to spend half an hour swimming and sunbathing. There isnt any sand but very small white pebbles so take good shoes! Wow, I would definately recommend going, it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been!

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  D T

Great. Hired a car and drove there, got lost slightly but we made it. Well worth it.

There are some locals selling local produce and a van selling drinks hot and cold and ice cream and the likes.
The platform now has a sign stating only 4 people at a time.
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  Julian P
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  Julian P

Tricky to find but worth it. Got intersting when two coaches arrived to supplement the three large camper vans and lots of cars already there. We made a quick getaway to avoid the chaos.

Great view of Smugglers Cove from the scary looking platform, looks like it should be able to take the weight. Abandoned cafe, shame as if done properly it could be a nice place to have a spot of lunch (no Pukka pies !)
View 17 posts by Julian P ip - United States
  Zoe H

was lovely to see it .didnt like the platform as looked very dodgy but went on for a second to see ship wreck was well worth it.

View 7 posts by Zoe H ip - GB
  Alan W
click to enlargeBest part of the whole Island. Our local guide stated 6 and no more on the platform. Cafe is closed as it was built without permission. A must do!
1 post by Alan W ip - GB
  Ian & Steph
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If you want to see the shipwreck from above, don't stand on the viewing platform!

For starters, no-one knows how many people the platform will hold and secondly, you get a much better view if you go for a walk along the cliffs to the right (not too close mind!) Check out this photo i took from there, it looks just like a postcard. And it was thundering and lightening at the time!
 
If you do the Zakfari tour they will take along the cliff to the best spot and tell you all about the stories which go with this place.
 
If you want a completly different perspective of this place, do one of the boat trips and swim in the sea, looking up at  
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  Terry
click to enlargeLoved this bit of the island. The boat trip is quite a nice adventure as you wade from the gangplak onto the beach. (you will some decent footware because it's not a sandy beach.  The wade back onto the boat was at chest height on account of the tide, so be prepared.  It's a good idea to take a picnic as prices on the boat are a bit mad.
The water in the bay is crystal clear, as you would expect and to see the wreck from the beach looking up to the tiny people on the viewing platform is a nice contrast for when you're on the viewing platform looking down.
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  Claire S

YOU CAN'T GO TO ZANTE AND NOT VISIT THIS PLACE AS THE VIEWS ARE JUST STUNNING AND BREATH TAKING { AND THATS JUST LOOKING DOWN}. NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED AS THIS YEAR WE DECIDED TO HIRE A CAR AND LOOK AT THE WRECK FROM THE PLATFORM. A LITTLE HARD TO FIND AS ALL THE SIGNS SEEM TO LEAD TO DEADENDS  WHERE THEY JUST HAPPENS TO BE A CAFE AND A COUPLE OF STALLS, THINK THE GREEKS WERE PLAYING A FEW GAMES OF HIDE THE ROAD SIGN. BUT WAS GLAD OF REFRESHMENT. PLEASE DON'T JUST LOOK AT THE VIEWS FROM THE PLATFORM , GO FURTHER ROUND THE CLIFF BUT BE CAREFULL. AND I PROMISE YOU IT WILL BE WORTH IT. EVEN MY 7 YEAR OLD THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT. OH AND PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR CAMERA AND DON'T LEAVE IT IN THE HOTEL ROOM LIKE WE DID. HOW GUTTED WERE WE.... NEVER MIND,,,,, AS IT WAS WORTH THE DRIVE

   ..................................STUNNING............................

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