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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.
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 [...]
This southernmost city in Albania is quite the multifaceted place! An ideal destination for your holidays, year-round. A location full of virgin beaches and delicious seafood. Sharing a border with Greece, Saranda is also a gateway to this other significant cultural destination. Last but not least, entry fees in the most wonderful parks and destinations [...]
The sheer number of consecutive spectacular beaches in Saranda is astounding. From emerald green and turquoise to ultramarine, indigo blue and every shade in between, many locals find it especially difficult to pick a favorite. This topic causes many debates among Albanian friends and families! The positive side is that there is a beach for [...]
The three equally magnificent and fascinating sites of Butrint, Gjirokastër and Berat have made the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, precisely because of their unquestionable contribution to the continuation of the world’s culture. The natural beauty that surrounds them only adds to their already significant appeal! The Butrint Complex is perhaps the most spectacular [...]