Sarande – Albania
Considered one of the most important tourist centers of the Albanian Riviera, Sarande offers stunning beaches with a beautiful blue sea. It’s established in front of the Greek island of Corfu, counts with a great location, and its weather is usually warm.
In the last years, Sarande has become a trendy destination in Albania. Mainly because of the increase of cruise ships that arrive at its port. Its popularity is also because it’s a calm and well-located city where you’ll always find something to do.
Walking through the streets of Saranda you will appreciate an atmosphere that combines the Albanian tradition and international tourism.
Sarande is perfect for all beach lovers who only want to relax on its beautiful beaches, that have nothing to envy to those from the Mediterranean. But this port is also perfect for the history lovers who want to discover more about the traditions and culture of Albania.
Do not hesitate to explore this Albanian gem and discover its beautiful beaches and cultural and historical sites with one of our shore excursions!
The town of Sarande, on the Albanian Riviera, is a Mediterranean Cruises destination. This seaside resort is celebrated for its lush natural habitat, dazzling displays of mosaics and artefacts, and historical sites such as the ruins of Onchesmos. The peak of Lekures Hill delivers unbelievable views as far as Corfu and the Ksamil islands, while 16th-century Lëkurësi Castle offers a chance to explore Sarande’s colorful history.
Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
Butrint Archaeological Site
Porto Palermo Castle
Saranda Blue Eye Spring
Journey to remarkable Butrint National Park on a Cruise excursion. You’ll explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its Mediterranean history, archaeology, and architecture. Take a walk to the Acropolis to admire a succession of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman ruins. Then, enjoy a guided tour through the site to learn more about its history.
Discover the bays of Kasolla, Krorez, Gremina and Kakoma on a Cruise excursion. Visit the imposing square structure of the Porto Palermo Castle, built under Venetian control in the late 15th century. This ruined beauty commands views over the Mediterranean Sea and the Albanian Riviera. Admire unspoiled beaches and picturesque villages nestled along the rugged coastline. At the charming Hellenic village of Himara, enjoy 1.5 hours of leisure time. Paddle in the turquoise sea, stroll along the waterfront, or dine al fresco in a vibrant restaurant.
Explore the heavenly resort of Sarande on a Cruise excursion. See the Byzantine church and synagogue, dating back to the 5th-century! Then, travel to the mesmerizing Blue Eye, a natural water spring that glistens with blues and greens. Watch out for wildlife such as foxes, birds, and martens as you walk through the verdant scenery.