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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.