Tourists injured after rockfall at pristine beach in Greece's Zakynthos


Three people including at least one tourist were hurt Thursday following a landslide at Navagio beach on the island of Zante, one of Greece's most popular travel destinations, state agency ANA said.

According to, visitors at the popular Navagio beach on the island of Zakynthos were shocked as a huge sheet of rock fell from the wall of a cove and almost landed on beachgoers.

As reported by the Evening Standard, Josh O'Connell, 21, of Kilkenny, Ireland works for a local tour company and described the terrifying scene.

A government statement said a 34-year-old Czech woman had been hospitalised with a fractured vertebra, while her husband and two children sustained light injuries.

Video footage shows beach-goers running in panic as part of a cliff peels off the rock wall at the end of Navagio beach, tumbling to the sand.

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"There was a rumble and a rock fell, followed by a larger rock and then another".

An air and sea search was conducted as a precaution in case there was anyone trapped under the rocks. The rock was so large, it caused a small tsunami, with large waves crashing onto the beach.

Rescue services with sniffer dogs are searching the beach for possible victims.

"A giant wave hit the small boats and debris hit people on the beach", she said.