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This quintessential coastal city beams under the rays of an endless sun and its reflection from its crystal-clear turquoise waters. Located on the Ionian coast, the city has many of its own wonderful beaches but can serve as a great spot from where to go off exploring the rest of the beautiful Albanian Riviera. With great restaurants and a vibrant nightlife, Saranda’s spirit instills a joie de vivre in each visitor. Only a few kilometers away, stands the ancient city of Butrint, one of the most well-preserved in the Balkans and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Within the National Park of Butrint, you will find the ruins of the Greek and Roman past, including a functional open theater. The nearby islands of Ksamil are a top destination in many international travel list while Albania’s own tropical paradise, the Blue Eye, rests halfway between Saranda and Gjirokastra.
To ensure that you have no regrets by the summer’s end, we have compiled a list of destinations to see before it ends. As the unofficial last month of the summer season, August is the time to do everything that you may have missed during the summer. Some of you may sneak in more visits [...]
The quieter beaches of Albania often get less of the limelight but they are where we find the tranquility and intimacy we crave without sacrificing any beauty or fun. We understand that many of you would like some peace and quiet this summer. That’s why IntoAlbania has traveled from the north of the country to [...]
In these tough financial times, you absolutely shouldn’t skimp on your vacation but, instead, find some much-needed respite in the safe and budget-friendly options we have carefully selected below. Selecting the most budget-friendly beach in Albania is a daunting task as most destinations offer a variety of accommodation, ranging from luxury hotels to camping. As [...]
The last coastal city along the famous Southern Riviera is one of the most ideal places to spend your day In reality, the legendary coastal city of Saranda would ideally require more time to be fully experienced. However, if you only have 24 hours to spend here, we can suggest the absolute must-sees of this [...]