Iconic Greek beach to close for entire summer

Zakynthos’s famous shipwreck beach is set to be closed throughout the summer. The Greek Navagio beach is renowned for its breathtaking bay, golden sand and shipwreck.

According to local reports, the tourist destination is set to be closed for the entire summer with even boat trips at risk.

Access to the beach will be banned for boats and people although some boat tours will be able to admire the beach from afar.

The beach has been closed due to the risk of landslides, according to local media, and is expected to remain closed until October.

The closure could be a huge blow to tourists heading to the island this summer, as it’s one of Zakynthos’s premier selfie spots.

Although the island also has a quieter side, it’s famous for the party resort of Laganas, which draws young Britons every year.

The resort’s strip is packed with bars and clubs and is known for its raucous atmosphere after dark.

Navagio beach is a coach ride away from the resort but is still popular with tourists due to its beauty.

It’s the island’s top-rated attraction on Tripadvisor and is instantly recognisable from holiday brochures.

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However, Zakynthos still has several amazing beaches for tourists to explore if they’re not too busy partying.

Kalamaki Beach is the island’s second-best rated beach on Tripadvisor and is a nesting ground for Caretta Caretta turtles.

A tourist ‘Geoff T’ wrote: “Sunset satisfaction. Fabulous beach. Sandy and you can walk out a long way safely.”

‘Lynda2467’ wrote: “Home to the turtles, so a nesting area. Enjoyed walking there most mornings, clear blue sea.”

Porto Limnionas Beach is another picturesque cove which is ideal for swimming and snorkelling.

A tourist ‘Anthony S’ wrote: “We were directed to this place 10 years ago and the beauty has not changed one bit.”

‘Augustin T’ wrote: “Amazing experience in this place! Nice view, nice people, nice colour of water and clean!”

The island also has a popular waterpark, Tsilivi, which has a lazy river, wave pool and a huge range of slides.

Despite their popularity, some of Europe’s top party resorts are struggling under new rules and restrictions.

Officials in the Balearic Islands have introduced tough new rules for its leading party resort, Magaluf.

All-you-can-drink deals have been banned around the resort and tourists are limited to six drinks at all-inclusive hotels.

In Cyprus, home to Ayia Napa, laughing gas balloons have recently been banned prompting a warning for partying Brits.

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