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Impressive wrecks to visit


For lovers of travel, boats and sailing, five world destinations have been identified where they can indulge in all three passions at the same time.

Booking.com presents some coastal destinations that have surprising shipwrecks, with unique and fascinating stories.

There are 5 destinations to get closer to the stories behind curious and beautiful shipwrecks.

Gytheio, Greece

The Dimitrios shipwreck, located on Valtaki beach, can be easily accessed by taking a scenic drive along the coast from Gytheio
The rusting ship has been stranded in shallow water since 1981, when port authorities seized it for cigarette smuggling.

Visitors can walk to the wreck, its surrounding waters are crystal clear and shallow.

Inis Oirr, Ireland

The steam trawler MV Plassey sank in 1960 off the coast of Inis Oirr after fighting strong waves from the Atlantic Ocean and the wind. The Plassey was carrying a cargo of whiskey, stained glass and thread, when the storm pushed it to Finnis Rock.

Roatan, Honduras

Roatán has the second largest barrier reef in the world. Also the wreck of the Odyssey, one of the largest submerged shipwrecks in the Caribbean.

These wrecks were intentionally sunk in 2002 for divers to explore and take stunning underwater photos.

Lanai, Hawaii

Hawaii’s smallest island is home to dozens of shipwrecks along its shores, Shipwreck Beach is about a 45-minute drive from Lanai City.

It owns one of the most popular shipwrecks on the island, the imposing YOGN-42, a World War II tanker that rests just 200 meters off the north shore.

SS Maheno, Australia

Built in 1905 to be used as an ocean liner, the SS Maheno served as a hospital ship during the First World War. At the end of the war, the ship returned to carrying passengers again, until she was hit by a cyclone and washed ashore on Fraser Island. She is included in the UNESCO list, for her impressive beaches,

With the mission of making it easier for everyone to see the world, Booking.com shares getaway offers that the travel community can take advantage of to book their getaways when it is safe to travel again.


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