Photographer's Note

Well now, -the- standard postcard of Zakynthos view.
Photographed very often, but still, you can't affort to not take pictures yourself, ofcourse. I shared a view on the wreck before, a very different view .

Now another POV, -the view-, from above, taken from a little platform, that is hanging on a cliff above. The shot is taken with my compact @ 35mm equivalent, so the drop is really as big as you see, not an effect due to extreme wide angle. To reach this view from above, follow the road going southwest from Volimes, there should be singposts for Navagio over there. Coming down the road there is a restaurant near the edge, which was closed when I was there. Well...maybe it was even abandoned, the toilets we're still accessable on the back of it, but I have never(!) seen such AWFUL toilets in my life! Everything was ruined, broken and dirty there. So I guess it's abandoned. Now cats found shelter there, atleast there we're a few cats when I was there. Walking from the restaurant to the edge of the cliff, you see a platform hanging on it. (jjbach shot the platform, find it in Navagio section). From this platform, you get this stunning view. Being build strong, it can hold a lot of photographers at a time. You'll see it a lot on photocards and calendars when you're in touristic Greece.

The beach is accessable only by boat, from Porto Vromi to the south, from Agios Nikolaos Port in Volimes to the north-east. Also a lot of cruises coming from Zakynthos Town harbour, anchor there for a while.

How did this ship come there? I wrote about that on
the other post, but I'll feature it here again for you :

Here's the 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 and the chase came to an abrupt end when the ship ran aground in stormy weather on the coast to the north of the island at Porto Vromi. [actually more north from Porto Vromi, but you can catch a boat @ Vromi, costs 12 euro if it reminds me well.]

It's a spectacular sight, whether you take a boat trip and swim ashore, or take the serpentine road to the viewing platform above the cliffs.

Zante Shipwreck Timeline:-

1937 - St. Bedan built in Scotts Bowling Yard in Glasgow for J & A Gardner. Launched on Thursday, January 14, 1937 from Glasgow.

1964 - Sold to Greek owners, M. Gigilinis and S. Kakassinas of Thessaloniki and renamed Meropi.

1966 - Renamed Charis.

1975 - Sold by N.S. Kalfas to P. Lisikatos of Piraeus renamed Panagiotis.

October 1980 - Run aground on Zakynthos and abandoned.

[information sources: zanteguru.com & wikipedia]

(in some way, some resources mention 1983 as wrecking date, but as Zanteguru and Wikipedia say 1980, I believe those..)
See map for location, if you like.

PP :
started w/ Resize then slightly :
* Levels
* Contrast
* Shadow/highlight
* Saturation
* Resize again
* +USM

Black dots on the walls are not due to compression, that is just vegetation growing on the cliff, on some part the vegetation is larger and won't appear as dots.

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