Beach sights in Ionian Islands
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One of Greece's best beaches can be found at Myrtos. Pull off the hair-raising stretch of road to admire the white sand and exquisite blue water set between tall limestone cliffs. There are minimal facilities at the beach itself. Be aware that the water here becomes deep quite quickly and there can be a strong undercurrent.
Photos of the famous Shipwreck Beach (Navagio) grace virtually every tourist brochure about Zakynthos, but when the excursion boats offload hundreds of passengers around noon the charm fades quickly. Avoid the crowds by visiting in the morning or from mid-afternoon, and bring supplies as there are no facilities.
If you can handle heights, be sure to visit the precariously-perched lookout platform over Shipwreck Beach, on the west coast, signposted between Anafronita and Volimes. The view is well worth the adrenaline rush.