Sarande Serenity: A 6-Day Coastal Journey

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South coastline of Albania

Join us on a blissful five-day escape along the sun-kissed southern coast of Albania. Our journey will start from Tirana, as you head towards the coastal gem of Saranda.

The Albanian Riviera is a beautiful place with clear blue water, rocky cliffs, and green hills. The towns like Himara, Dhërmi, and Vuno are charming with their traditional buildings and friendly atmosphere. You’ll find many different beaches along the coast, such as Dhërmi, Jale, Himara, and Borsh. Some beaches are lively with parties, while others are quiet and peaceful. You can even reach some beaches by boat for a more private experience. There are also old castles and churches, like Himara Castle and Ali Pasha Castle, where you can enjoy amazing views of the landscape.

Day two promises adventure with a boat trip to Krorez and Kakome Beaches, followed by an evening walking tour of Saranda. We will experience the charm of Lekurasi Castle and dive in the enchanting Albanian nights.

On the third day, the itinerary unfolds with a transfer to Gjipe, offering a hiking adventure down to Gjipe Beach and exploration of the Gjipe Canyons. You will enjoy free time to relax on the sandy shores or take a refreshing swim. The day concludes with a scenic hike back and a transfer to your hotel.

Day four reveals the ancient wonders of Butrint, followed by a lunch at Xarra Farm. Butrint is an ancient archeological site marked as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walking around, you’ll see remains from different times like Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Venetian. There’s an old theater and some nice pictures on the floor that show how Butrint looked in the past.

A short ride from Saranda takes you to Ksamil, a place with really nice beaches. Ksamil’s islands have soft sand and clear water. The coast has cliffs and hidden bays, making it a beautiful sight. Ksamil is a lovely coastal village in Albania. It is well-known for its stunning beauty. With its white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters, Ksamil is a perfect destination for those seeking a peaceful seaside retreat.

The fifth day provides leisure time in the beach until the afternoon trip to the historic Gjirokaster. Known as the “City of Stone” and the birthplace of the international well known writer Ismail Kadare, Gjirokaster holds onto its historic Ottoman-era buildings. The windy streets reveal tales of the past and the rich history of this wonderful city.


  • First day
    • 06:00 – 11:30 Trip from Tirane to Saranda
    • 11:30 – 12:00 Accommodation at Republika Hotel
    • 12:00 – 21:00 Free time at your leisure to enjoy the beach

We will begin the trip early in the morning, departing from Tirana to begin a delightful journey to the coastal town of Saranda.
Upon reaching Saranda, we will settle in the hotel. The rest of the day will be yours to explore the seaside charm at your own pace.

  • Second day
    • 09:00 – 17:30 Boat trip to visit Krorez and Kakome Beach, free time on your leisure at both beaches
    • 17:30 – 18:00 Trip back to the hotel
    • 19:00 – 21:00 Walking tour of the city
    • 21:00 Ending the tour at Lekurasi Catle and enjoying Albanian nights

On the first day, we will set sail on a boat trip to explore Krorez and Kakome Beaches. This day will be only about enjoying the clear waters, with plenty of free time to relax by the sea. After returning to the hotel, we will take a stroll through the charming streets of Saranda on a walking tour. As the sun sets, the city transforms into a magical scene of lights. We will end the evening at Lekurasi Castle, where you will get a taste of the charm of Albanian nights.

  • Third day
    • 08:00 – 10:00 Transfer to Gjipe
    • 10:00 – 11:00 Hike down to Gjipe Beach
    • 11:00 – 12:30 Explore the Gjipe Canyon
    • 12:30 – 18:00 Free time at your leisure at Gjipe Beach
    • 18:00 – 19:00 Hiking back to the parking spot
    • 19:00 – 21:00 Transfer to Hotel

We will go on a beautiful journey to Gjipe, a stunning coastal spot known for its natural beauty. We will have a nice walk down to Gjipe Beach, where the blue waters meet the golden sand, creating a lovely view. On the way to Gjipe Beach, we will explore Gjipe Canyon, a fascinating natural sight made by nature’s art. Relax at Gjipe Beach, where you can sit on the sandy shores, swim in the clear waters, or just enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Later on, we will walk back to where we started. The day will end with a ride back to the hotel, where you can enjoy the evening at your leisure.

  • Fourth day
    • 09:00 – 09:30 Transfer to Butrint
    • 09:30 – 11:30 Visit Butrint
    • 11:30 – 12:00 Transfer to Xarra Village
    • 12:00 – 14:00 Lunch at Xarra Farm
    • 14:00 – 15:00 Transfer to Ksamil
    • 15:00 – 19:00 Free time on your leisure to enjoy the cold waters of Ksamil Beach
    • 19:00 – 19:30 Transfer to Hotel
    • 19:30 – 23:00 Free time at your leisure

On our last day in Saranda, we will start our day with a trip to Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a fascinating history. After exploring the ancient history of Butrint we will head to Xarra Village to experience rural charm. We will have a taste of Albanian countryside cuisine for lunch at Xarra Farm. When we finish our experience at Xarra village, we’ll go to Ksamil, where we will spend the afternoon at the beach. Whether you prefer swimming or relaxing by the coast, it’s time to enjoy.

  • Fifth day/fifth night
    • Free day at your own leisure


  • Sixth day
    • 09:00 – 14:00 Free time at your leisure to enjoy the beach
    • 14:00 – 15:30 Trip from Saranda to Gjirokaster
    • 15:30 – 18:00 Visit Gjirokaster
    • 18:00 – 23:00 Trip from Gjirokaster to Tirana

After starting the day by enjoying some sun rays on the beach, we will begin our journey back, with a stop in Gjirokaster first, a UNESCO World Heritage city with rich history and charm. We will stroll through its ancient stone streets, where centuries-old architecture shares tales of the past, discovering the unique blend of Ottoman and Albanian influences that give the city its rich cultural character. Then we will make our way back from the historical city to the lively capital, Tirana.

Tour details

Tour details

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The local guide will be waiting for you with the ETG Welcome Sign
DEPARTURE TIME The tour will depart at 06:00. Please be there 15 minutes in advance
RETURN TIME The tour will end approximately at 23:00.
BB Accommodation Transport
City Tax English speaking guide
Entrance to attractions
Boat Trip
Guide/Driver gratuity


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