Shipwreck Zante

Shipwreck Zante

Shipwreck Zante - The Shipwreck of Zakynthos or "Panagiotis", is a shipwreck on the secluded coast of Ai Giorgis of Zakynthos, and today is one of the most interesting attractions of the island. The ship was located on October 5, 1980 by a patrol boat of the Maritime Economic Police and was found to be carrying smuggled cigarettes. The value of about 2,000 packs of cigarettes was estimated at 30 million drachmas. The crew claimed that, after the ship was wandering between Kefalonia and Zakynthos for three days due to bad weather conditions, due to a mechanical failure, they ran aground at Cape Schinari. For two days they remained locked in a cave and then found refuge in the village of Volimes. Until then, the coast was called Ai Giorgis, while now it is widely known simply as "Shipwreck". The beach is in an inaccessible place and can only be reached by sea or air. At first the inhabitants were alarmed because of the environmental catastrophe that they believed would create this particular ship with its cargo, and consequently in the tourism of the island. But after a while it became an attraction for domestic and non-domestic tourists, while it is classified as one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece and in the world.
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