Globe Trotter Gushes About the Magic of Ksamil, the “Maldives” of Albania - Into Albania

Globe Trotter Gushes About the Magic of Ksamil, the “Maldives” of Albania

After twice visiting the southernmost bay along Albania’s spectacular Riviera, Yuliia Berkuta swears by it and invites everyone who hasn’t revelled in its beauty to do so.

In her fresh travel blog post entitled “9 Amazing Things To Do in Ksamil – The Maldives of Southern Albania,” travel writer Yuliia Berkuta lists all the reasons she recommends the small bay in Albania. Among them are the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Ionian, the very ones that won Ksamil the title of the “Maldives of Southern Albania.” Affordable delicious food, camping and parking availability, and the overall relaxing atmosphere were the icing on the cake for Berkuta, who fell in love with the intimate but colorful bay.

Ksamil beach. Photo by Yuliia Berkuta (@juli_berk)

A recommendation from Berkuta does not come easy. The Ukraine native has visited 44 countries and, as @juli_berk, boasts 125K Instagram followers. In other words, she knows a thing or two about traveling. She chose to visit Ksamil, and nearby hotspot Dhërmi, not once but twice in the last two years because she simply loves the atmosphere. One especially wonderful outcome of her visit to Ksamil are her gorgeous photographs of the area.

“Ksamil is one of the most surprising places I have visited in the Balkans. This village is home to delicious seafood, a colourful sea and beautiful islands located a stone’s throw away from the village. I have visited Ksamil on two occasions now and recommend it to anyone travelling to Albania.” – Yuliia Berkuta

Based on the suggestions Berkuta gives future visitors to Ksamil, we can confirm that she knows the area well and has picked out some of the most memorable sites around. She recommends visiting the village, all of the beautiful beaches around the area, the salt lagoon of Lake Butrint, Butrint Archaeological Park, Saranda, Kreshmoi Cave, the tropical Blue Eye, and the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gjirokastra, as well as watching the sunset from St. George’s Monastery.

Ksamil beach. Photo by Yuliia Berkuta (@juli_berk)

For more of her spectacular photos, great recommendations and helpful tips for your next trip to Ksamil, click here and enjoy the full article.

All photos © Yuliia Berkuta (@juli_berk)