Sun-Kissed Shores and Hidden Delights: Exploring the Southern Charms of Albania

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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the mesmerizing landscapes and hidden treasures of southern Albania. Our "Sun-Kissed Shores and Hidden Delights: Exploring the Southern Charms of Albania" trip will take you on a six-day adventure, filled with beach days, exhilarating hikes, breathtaking sunsets, snorkeling, vibrant parties, and the warm embrace of the sun. With a car at your disposal and a group of five like-minded adventurers, get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty and cultural richness of this remarkable region. Let me introduce myself first: I'm Lotte, a 24-year-old Belgian criminology student with an insatiable passion for exploring new places. Since the pandemic, I've embarked on a journey of travel and adventure, and I just can't get enough. There's something magical about discovering the hidden corners of the world and immersing myself in different cultures. I thrive on meeting new people from all over the globe, exchanging stories, and creating lasting connections. Join me on an unforgettable journey, where we'll make memories and explore the wonders of this beautiful planet together. Although this is my first time organizing a trip through Join My Trip, I am no stranger to planning adventures for friends. Let's kick off this adventure with an exciting itinerary below, but remember, it's all about having a blast and creating unforgettable memories together! Feel free to throw in your own suggestions and let's make this trip an absolute blast for everyone involved. Get ready for an amazing journey that will leave us with stories to tell for years to come! What is included in the price? - accommodation - rental car + gas - entry fees - organization of the trip - good vibes What is not included in the price? - food and drinks - flights - insurance If you have any questions, you can ask in the Q&A section. See you in Albania!
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Day 1
Get ready for an incredible Albanian adventure! Once you arrive in Tirana, our journey begins. On the first day, we'll take it easy and wait for everyone to join us. Depending on arrival times, we have two awesome options: dive into the vibrant city of Tirana or head straight to Durres, where we can relax on the stunning beaches and enjoy some well-deserved beach time. I'm planning on renting a car, so I can pick everyone up from the airport.


Day 1-2
Once we've all gathered in Tirana, it's time to kickstart our adventure and make our way to Saranda. Our cozy accommodation at Hasta La Vista Hostel awaits, providing the perfect base for our exciting journey. Take a moment to relax and rejuvenate after the flight, or if you're feeling up for it, head straight to the beach and dive into the refreshing waters. This day is all about unwinding, settling in, and getting ready for the incredible experiences that lie ahead.


Day 2
We'll start by visiting the charming city of Gjirokastër, one of the oldest cities in Albania. It's so special that it's recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. We'll explore the historic streets and find a nice place to have lunch and try some local food.

Blue Eye

Day 2
Next up, we'll head to Syri i Kaltër, also known as the Blue Eye. It's a stunning natural spot with bright blue water that will leave you amazed. You'll have the chance to take incredible pictures and create memories that you'll cherish forever. Get ready for a day filled with fun and beautiful sights!


Day 2-3
After that, it's time to head back to the hostel and take a refreshing break. As the day winds down, let's find a perfect spot to witness the breathtaking sunset, have some drinks and enjoy each other's company. When it comes to dinner, we have options to consider. We can go out into the city and find a cozy restaurant where we can try local food, or we can cook our own meal in the hostel. We'll have a chat and decide what everyone feels like doing.

Gjipe Beach

Day 3
We're heading to Gjipe Beach, a special hidden spot that we can reach by taking a fun hike. When we arrive at this secluded beach, surrounded by tall cliffs, we can explore the stunning Gjipe Canyon. That is another hidden gem in the southern of Albania. After the hike it is time to relax and enjoy the rest of the day on the beach. Get ready to soak up the sun or dive into the crystal-clear waters for a wonderful swim.


Day 3-4
Once we're back at the hostel after our exciting day, we'll freshen up and come together to decide what we want to do for the evening: eat out or dine in, explore the city for the nightlife, or stay at the hostel and play a game.

Butrint Archaeological Park

Day 4
To kick off our day, we'll explore the captivating ancient ruins at Butrint Archaeological Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. We'll visit notable landmarks like the Roman amphitheater, ancient city walls, and the Venetian castle. It's best to explore these historical treasures in the morning before the temperature rises. Get ready for an immersive journey into the past as we uncover the rich history of this remarkable site.

Plazhi Ksamilit

Day 4
Let's have a fantastic day in Ksamil! The beach there is one of the most beautiful in Albania. With its soft sand and clear turquoise water is it a real gem we need to discover. If you have snorkeling goggles, be sure to bring them along for an even more immersive experience. We can lay out our towels and enjoy a delightful beach picnic.


Day 4-5
As the evening approaches, we'll make our way to Berat, where we'll find our accommodation for the final two nights of our trip. Once we arrived, we will freshen up and decide together what we want to do for the night.

Bogovë Nature Park

Day 5
On our full last day, we'll visit Bogove Nature Park. There's a beautiful walking trail to a waterfall. It's a 5.5km round trip through the forest by a river from Tomorri Mountain. If you're up for it, you can take a refreshing swim in the water, but it's quite cold. Get ready for a memorable nature adventure!


Day 5-6
When the sun goes down, we'll make our way back to our accommodation to celebrate our last night together. We'll find a nice restaurant to enjoy a tasty dinner and have a great time. Afterwards, we can explore the local nightlife and see what fun awaits us. Let's make this final night unforgettable with good food, laughter, and enjoying each other's company.


Day 6
Today is the day we say goodbye to this lovely country. Our plans for the day will vary based on everyone's flight schedules. We'll make sure to organize our activities accordingly, ensuring that everyone has enough time to get to the airport and catch their flights. Let's make the most of our remaining time and bid farewell to Albania with cherished memories in our hearts.
Trip Summary
6 days trip
Tirana, Sarandë & 11 more
Questions and Answers

Hello Lotte! Regarding hiking activities, does it require to have previous hiking experiences and ho... Read More

Hi Arumi! No prior hiking experience needed, you just need the desire to explore the canyon and the natural park. We can make the hikes as far or short as we want. There is a hiking trail in the Bogo... Read More

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