Landslide at Greek beach on Zakynthos caught on camera

Clay Curtis
September 14, 2018

Their injuries were not life-threatening, fire brigade and coast guard officials said.

The video included below shows the moment the rock broke away from the cliff face, with what was described as some as being an "almighty cracking sound".

It is one of the Ionian island's main attractions, in part because of the shipwreck on the shore and also because of its surrounding steep cliffs.

Video footage of the incident shows people running in panic as a large sheet of rock fell off the rock wall.

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The cove, accessible only by sea, features limestone cliffs towering above the beach of white sand and crystalline water made famous by the wreckage of a small cargo ship washed up on the beach since the 1980s. While so far, no one has been found, they said they were continuing their search. There were no reports of missing people, one of the officials said, but authorities were combing land and sea as a precaution.

Josh O'Connell, 21, of Kilkenny, Ireland, who works for a tour company on Zante, said there were more than a dozen tourist boats in the bay and 400-500 people in the area.

A total of seven people were treated in hospital for injuries, including a 34-year-old Czech woman with a fractured vertebra, the Government said in a statement. It can only be reached by boat. She was hospitalised together with her husband and two children, who suffered minor injuries.

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