Albanian Coastal Bliss: Beaches, Ruins, and Ottoman Treasures

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Hi friends! I'm Nila, a 27 year-old travel content creator from South Africa. Albania is a travellers dream because of its stunning beaches, fascinating history, and most importantly - it's relatively tourist-free! This small country is one of the last hidden gems of Europe, and it's also very affordable. In this 7-day trip, I will take you to some of the most beautiful and historic places in southern Albania and of course, we will spend loads of time soaking up the sun on the incredible beaches! The price includes ✅ Accommodation. We will be staying in a hostel in Saranda and visiting all the places from there. ✅ Transportation to all the stops during the whole duration of the trip ✅ Breakfast on all days ✅ A photographer to capture all our wonderful times into memories ✅ Travel insurance is covered for people from Germany or Austria 🏠  Disclaimer: You can find the images of the accommodation on the itinerary, the accommodation will change depending on how many TripMates join and it will be a similar style to the pictures. ✏️  Please note that you will be getting a shared room (2 people) I'm really looking forward to exploring Albania with you!
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Trip Itinerary


Day 1-2
On the first day, we will all arrive at our hostel. Let's get to know each other and our fellow TripMates. As Sarandë is a beach city we have plenty of beaches to check out. After checking in, we will spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the beautiful beaches, and the stunning scenery of Sarandë.


Day 2-3
In the morning, we will drive to the nearby village of Ksamil, known for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. Here, you can relax on the beach, swim, and soak up the sun. In the afternoon, you can explore the local area, sample some delicious Albanian cuisine, and take in the relaxed atmosphere of this charming coastal village.


Day 3-4
On the third day, We will head to Butrint National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'll explore the ancient ruins of the Greek and Roman empires. We'll then explore the archeological site including the theater, basilica, and castle.

Gjirokastër County

Day 4-5
After breakfast, we will drive to Gjirokastra, a historic town known for its well-preserved Ottoman architecture. Here, we will visit the castle, explore the Ethnographic Museum, and wander through the cobblestone streets, soaking in the history and culture of this charming town. You can also sample some delicious local delicacies, including baklava and Turkish coffee.

Blue Eye

Day 5-6
We'll drive to Syri i Kalter, also known as the Blue Eye, a natural spring with stunning turquoise waters. We will explore the area and enjoy the beautiful scenery. In the afternoon, we will head to the Albanian Riviera, a picturesque stretch of coastline that boasts some of the most stunning beaches in Albania.


Day 6-7
Let's indulge in a day of ultimate relaxation at the breathtaking beaches of Himara, a charming coastal town renowned for its pristine sandy shores. Sink your toes into the warm sand, immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters, and soak up the sun while basking in the idyllic scenery. Unwind, and let yourself drift away in this serene setting.


Day 7
After breakfast, we all will be leaving to the airport for our departure flight. With unforgettable memories of the Albanian coast, you will bid farewell to this beautiful country, hoping to return soon for another adventure.
Trip Summary
Hotel & Other
7 days trip
Sarandë, Ksamil & 5 more
Questions and Answers

Hi Nila, just wanted to check if this is confirmed trip with exact dates. I am planning to book flig... Read More

Yes it is! :)

Hi Nila. I am looking for your trip and i have some questions. The best way to get to Sarande is f... Read More

Hello! Yes you can get a bus from Tirana, and yes it is confirmed :) feel free to message me with any more questions!

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