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Albanian Riviera from Corfu is an 5 days tour, which combines relaxed holidays on the beach by the clear waters of the Ionian sea and visits in historical and archaeological sites. You will travel with our experienced local guides and stay in our selected accommodations, meet locals, enjoy local food and explore everyday life and history and enjoy the the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Riviera.
General itinerary: Saranda harbor – Butrinti – Ksamil – Bunec – Sopoti – Borsh – Qeparo – PortoPalermo – Himara – Gype Canyon – Dhermi beach – Saint Andrea beach – Blue cave – Gramata Bay – Dhermi village – Saranda harbor
Our representative will meet you at the harbor of Saranda. Next we will drive towards the archaeological park of Butrinti which is an UNESCO World Heritage listed site. It started as a Greek colony in the VI Century BC and it is now the best archaeological sites in Albania. We will start our tour from the main public, ending at the museum of the park located on top of the hill overlooking the Corfu channel. Next we will have lunch and relax in the white beach of Ksamil.
In the second part of the day we will drive North towards Borshi. On the way we will make a stop at Buneci beach. In late afternoon we will check in our accommodation located in the village of Borshi.
Overnight in Borshi
After breakfast we will visit the fortress of Sopoti, located on the hill overlooking the bay of Borshi and the Greek islands of Othonas and Erikuza. Next visit will be at Ali Pasha fortress located the middle of Panormi bay, also known as PortoPalermo, where we will have the chance to have lunch and to swim in the clear waters of the bay. In the afternoon we will check in our accommodation located in the village of Qeparo.
Overnight in Qeparo
In the first part of the day we will drive and visit the old town of Himara and its fortress located on the hill overlooking the Livadi bay and downtown Himara. Next we will drive to Gype Canyon which ends in a beautiful beach where we will have lunch and spent some time by the sea. In the afternoon we will be picked by speed boat and continue towards the Dhermi beach. On the way we will visit Al Evra pirates cave. In the afternoon we will check in our accommodation.
Overnight in Dhermi
Today (weather permitting) we will make a cruise with speedboat exploring the South and West side of Karaburun peninsula which is a natural national park and the only water park in Albania, reachable only by the sea.
We will have a stop at Saint Andrea beach before exploring the Vidas canyon and the Blue Cave named after the color of its waters. Next we will enter Gramata bay which is famous for its ancient inscriptions on its rocks. We will have lunch and spent some time in Gramata beach before returning to Dhermi beach in the afternoon.
Overnight in Dhermi
After breakfast we will visiting the old town of Dhermi known for its old churches with colorful frescoes and the hiking trails through virgin nature and breathtaking view over the sea and the Greek islands.
Next we will drive towards the harbor of Saranda where we will arrive at approximately 13:00, for your trip back to Corfu.
End of our service
This is a general overview of the program. Detailed program is available on request.
Some of the sites we will visit are not easy to access from people who have difficulties in walking uphill or steps.
Group size is limited to 6 participants.
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