WORLD´S MOST BREATHTAKING BASE JUMPING SPOT
ZAKYNTHOS (ZANTE), GREECE
Zakynthos’ Navagio Beach (Shipwreck) is one of the most beautiful beaches around the world, but the spot is also one of the most picturesque Base Jump spots on the planet. BASE jumping, is an activity where you jump from fixed spots and use a parachute to break your fall. “BASE” is an acronym that stands for 4 categories of fixed spots serving as the jump platform: Building, Antenna, Span (bridge) and Earth (cliff/rock).
Navagio beach (under the 4th category – Earth) attracts thousands of visitors every summer and has become a meeting point for experienced BASE jumpers from all over the world. Every year the spot hosts the Summer BASE Jump Boogie event, where the best of the best make more than 300 jumps in five days. The jump off point is situated on the edge of a high cliff that overlooks the bay at 656 ft./200 m height. Once you jump, you have about 2 to 5 seconds before deploying your parachute and landing safely on the sandy beach.
While free falling in this breathtaking spot, the views and the excitement of the fall will definitely feed your adrenaline rush craving. At last…BASE jumpers have found their own paradise!