Originally it is said a smuggler ship, which lost engine power in 1981 and was washed ashore in a magnificent small bay, but officially wrecked because of bad weather and a mechanical failure. Featured in Greek tourist ads, it is on the west coast and best visited by going there from Porto Vromi. Go there either early in the morning or in the afternoon (>15:00), as in the time between the big around-the-island cruise ships anchor there and the beach is heavily crowded - its not rare to have 20 boats all moored each putting a few hundred people ashore at once. Going there in off-peak times ensures you will have the beach pretty much to your own. Be aware the wreck is very sharp and its very possible to injure yourself if not careful For the ultimate picture and to get to the best viewpoint to see the Shipwreck beach for free, follow the signs to the Agios Gergio Kremnao monastery - when you arrive there, use the road to your right to get to a small viewing platform some 600ft above the wreck and is where most of the picture postcard shots are taken from. It can actually be nicer to see it from this perspective than up close and personal on the beach itself. You can also see the Base Jumping extreme sport to Shipwreck beach from the high cliffs of Navagio.