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Albanian Coast

The coastal road between Vlora and Saranda is one of the most scenic and spectacular drives in the Balkans. Sit back and be swept away by the colorful vistas of the Albanian Riviera and enjoy this unspoiled stretch of Mediterranean. There are plenty of small hidden beaches and caves to discover, especially in proximity of the Dhermi, Jal and Himara villages.

While driving or cycling along the coast you will often meet locals coming down from the mountains with a fully packed donkey and shepherds busy with grazing large herds of goats. In the village centers there are terraces where the elderly play dominoes or chess and sip raki and freshly brewed ‘kafe turke’, under the shade of secular plane trees. What a great way to relax, and have a local beer admiring the sunset over the Ionian Sea!

A must see attraction is the Butrint Archeological Park. As the Bradt Travel Guide describes it: “Butrint is undeniably a beautiful place. Close to modern civilization yet with its monuments in thick woodland. With remains dating from so many different periods covering two and a half thousand years. Set in a marshy landscape besides the busy straits separating Corfu from Albania, it is also an environmental haven rich in bird life”.

The city of Saranda is a key location in the Albanian Coast. Surrounded by many hot spots of the Albanian Riviera and located right in front of Corfu Island, it has one of the most visited waterfronts of the country.

On the way from Saranda to Butrint and very near the coast, one finds the three small Islands of KsamiI. The picturesque spot offers a good opportunity for a refreshing swim or a satisfying lunch in local fisherman restaurants, after visiting Butrint.

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Hiking in scenic Southern Albania (8 Days)

This tour is for people who enjoy a balanced mix of hikes, cultural visits and relaxation in the beautiful South of Albania. Traveling from the Adriatic to the Ionian coast, you can marvel at the splendour of Llogora Pass....
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Grand Albania Hiking Tour (15 Days)

This two-week walking tour is for fit people who want to explore Albania in it’s full length, from the most Northern to the most Southern parts of the country.
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Cultural Tour Albania (8 Days)

This cultural tour is for people who are interested to discover the history and experience the culture of a warm and incredibly hospitable country that has not been discovered by mass tourism yet.
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Albania
Moderate
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UNESCO Cycling Tour (9 Days)

This tour is for fit people who enjoy cycling into the nature and history of the southern coast, known as the “Albanian Riviera” with UNESCO Heritage sites, picturesque villages, tropical beaches and more.
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Albania
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Longer than 8 days
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Cycling Tour South Albania (15 Days)

This tour is for active people who want to explore the coastal mountains of Southern Albania by bike. We will cycle through hills covered in olive groves, around the magnificent Lake Ohrid, and along the sparsely...
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Albania
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Longer than 8 days
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Sea-kayak along the beautiful Ionian coast (7 Days)

This sea kayaking tour is for people who like to be on the water and visit secluded beaches that can only be reached from the water. We will explore the caves, beaches, picturesque villages and more.
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Albania
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5 to 8 days