Albanian Riviera half-day Guaranteed excursion from Saranda

Code: 19020518364
Half day Excursion
  • albanian small bays from saranda
  • albanian riviera
  • albanian riviera tours
  • albanian coast
  • Himara town
  • Albanian rivera beaches
  • Himara local people

Tour Features

Albanian Riviera half-day Guaranteed excursion starting from Saranda.

You explore the splendid Albanian south riviera in this guaranteed excursion. Travel north along the coast for about 1 hour to the coastal town of Himara. This lovely town sits between the Ceraunian Mountains and the Ionian Sea and is part of the Albanian Riviera. There are long white sandy beaches and a few hills close to the sea with olive and citrus trees.

Short stop by the bay of Porto Palermo, south of Himarë along the Albanian Riviera. Huffington Post ranked Porto Palermo first among 15 Undiscovered European Destinations for 2014. Sometimes it is known as the Castle of Ali Pasha. The Venetians built it when they used to rule the area. It is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land and formerly served as a Soviet submarine base.

Visit of Himara’s old town including a coffee break with a local village family. Learn more about everyday life and how Albanians live today. Enjoy free time at your leisure in one of the beaches and for lunch. Next, transfer back to Saranda.

So, uncover the mystery and history of South Albania in this unique half-day guaranteed excursion tour of the Splendid Albanian Riviera.

Itinerary

This tour starts in the city of Saranda, located on the coast in the southern part of Albania. It was named in honor of the Byzantine monastery of the Agioi Saranda (Forty Martyrs of Sebaste). The Venetians called it Santa Quaranta when they controlled it. During its annexation by the Italians in World War II, Saranda was renamed “Porto Edda” in honor of Mussolini’s daughters. Saranda is included in some cruise itineraries. This is a perfect shore excursion if your cruise includes this lovely destination.

You will travel north along the coast for about 1 hour to the coastal town of Himara. This lovely town sits between the Ceraunian Mountains and the Ionian Sea and is part of 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. Its population is mainly ethnic Greek. The region has several Orthodox churches and monasteries, built in traditional Byzantine architecture. Some are located inside the castle of Himarë.

You will have time to tour Himara’s old town, including a coffee break with a local village family.

Our bus will be waiting for you to travel back to Saranda.

Tour details

Tour details

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Elite Travel Albania. Rruga Mitat Hoxha 23, 9700. Saranda, Albania
The local guide will be waiting for you with ETG Welcome Sign
DEPARTURE TIME The tour will depart on 13:00. Please be there 15 minutes in advance
RETURN TIME The tour will end approximately at 18:00.
INCLUDED
English speaking guide Transportation
Coffee break in a local village house Himara
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch
Guide/Driver gratuity

This tour is operative all year round on the selected dates. Kindly check the calendar or contact us for any questions.

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