Assos in Kefalonia

Kefalonia, Greece

Assos is a village on the west coast of the Greek island of Kefalonia. It was founded under Venetian rule and it served as the administrative capital of northern Cephalonia from 1593 onwards.

The famous Myrtos beach is located a few miles south of Assos, and both areas are naturally popular on the tourist trail.

Navagio Beach in Greece

Zakynthos, Greece

Navagio Beach or Shipwreck Beach, is an exposed cove and only accessible from the sea. It is often referred to as “Smugglers Cove”, on the coast of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Islands of Greece.

On 2 October 1980, during stormy weather and poor visibility, a freightliner, the MV Panagiotis, ran aground in the waters around Zakynthos Island on Navagio Beach. It is thought that the ship was smuggling contraband cigarettes, wine and women. Having been abandoned the ship now rests buried in the limestone gravel of the beach that now bears the nickname Shipwreck.