Albania, Albania Beautiful Beaches in Albania Mini Guide by Avi Cohen

Forget the French Riviera, there are stunning, budget-friendly alternatives along the Albanian Riviera!

 
Sarandë, in southern Albania, is known for its unforgettable beaches and colorful spring blooms. It is situated on an open sea gulf of the Ionian Sea in the central Mediterranean, about 14 km (8.7 mi) east of the north end of the Greek island of Corfu.

Sarandë

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Ksamil, part of the Butrint National Park, is a beautiful beach with several small islands to swim to. Ksamil is one of the most frequented coastal resorts by both domestic and foreign tourists.

Ksamil beach

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Borsh is a village with a very stable and growing prosperity thanks to tourism and olive oil production. The thing that makes Borsh very popular is its beach, which is the largest beach in Ionian sea (7 km).

Borsh Beach

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Palasë is a beach and village close to the Llogara National Park, in the Albanian Riviera. In classical antiquity there was a settlement of the Chaones, one of the three major ancient Greek tribes of Epirus, which later also became a Roman city. The village opens up on its southwestern side with the mountain of Çika and descends towards the Ionian coast, with the Greek Islands of Othonas and Corfu in the distance.

Palasë

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Himarë is a bilingual region and municipality along the Albanian Riviera. There are long white sandy beaches and the few hills close to the sea are terraced and planted with olive and citrus trees. The major characteristics of the municipal town being its seaside promenade, the Greek tavernas and the traditionally preserved old town built on a hill.

Himarë

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Dhërmi is a village built on a slope of the Ceraunian Mountains at approximately 200 meters in altitude. It beaches are one of the finest of the many beaches along the coastal road, perfect for camping. In addition, it is considered by the Albanian youth as a nightlife destination.

Dhërmi beaches

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Lukovë is a small, quiet village, with clear, turquoise water, breathtaking beaches, memorable sunsets, nice hotels and welcoming people.

Lukovë

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Vlorë is the second largest port city of Albania, after Durrës. Founded as an ancient Greek colony in the 6th century BC by the name of Aulon, it is nowadays is a a major seaport and commercial centre, but also a beach resort, surrounded by gardens and olive groves.

Vlore

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