It is one of the most photographed spots in Greece and a symbol of the Ionian island of Zakynthos that features on myriad publicity posters. Yet the shipwreck on the beach that is now better known by that name (Navagio meaning shipwreck in Greek) has suffered extensive wear and tear in the 36 years it has lain on one of the most beautiful seashores in the country. Acknowledging its significance not just as a tourist attraction but also as a globally recognizable landmark, the island’s municipal authority has teamed up with the local technical college to launch the first restoration of the wreck so that it can survive for more generations to come.
If you wonder how Porto Katsiki and Egremni beaches in Lefkada (Lefkas) look like this summer (2016) after the earthquake and whether they are accessible then read on. As we haven’t visited the island this summer ourselves, we just had a look on Tripadvisor to see what visitors who visited the island in June 2016 think so.