The shipwreck of Navagio Dimitrios
The shipwreck of Navagio Dimitrios Gythion Reviews
The shipwreck of Navagio Dimitrios Nov 23, 2012
One of the lesser tourist attraction in greece is the shipwreck of navagio dimitrios.
very few people in greece knew about this shipwreck, because it is far from the capital - athens and very difficult to go to using public transportation.
little is known about navagio dimitrios and there arent any informations could be found in the internet because it is a lesser known shipwreck in greece and overshadowed by the famous zakynthos but what i find interesting about the navagio, is that although rusting it is still intact and probably the wreck only happened in the last decade or so.
navagio dimitrios is located almost at the tip of mainland greece, in the region called mani peninsula in the peloponessos about 4-5 hours by car driving from athens.
the landscape where the navagio dimitrios is located is on a sand dune with shrubs growing around. there is platform to see the shipwreck from above but i really suggest going down to the shrubs in the sand dunes to see how massive the wreck is. it can be seen from the largest town in the mani peninsula - gythion which is more than 2kms distance. the ship is docked in the dunes of the lakonikos kolpos (gulf of laconia).
it is one of my favorite spots in greece, to be able to get there with a car - drive from athens and follow the national road to sparta and from sparta to gythion (or gytheio)and just follow the sign to evrotas . you wouldnt miss it coz its massive and could be seen from the coastal highway - just be sure to turn right on a very very narrow road that leads to a shrubby vegetation so you could see it up close and personal.
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