I invite you on a virtual tour of Albania Beaches. If you want to discover one of Europe's Best Kept Secrets. They are scattered along the Adriatic coast of this country that was closed to the world for decades and is now open to all visitors.
Shengjin Beach is one of the Top beaches of the world
Albania is Open to the World
During the times of the Iron Curtain, Albania was the most hermetically closed country in Europe. I remember there weren’t even flight in an out or maybe just a few from neighboring communist Eastern Europe.
But now for more than two decades Europe is free, Yugoslavia disintegrated into many independent countries and neighboring Albania opened up to the world and many tourists are starting to visit its cities and beaches. Its capital is Tirana Albania.
The good news is that many beaches are still virgin and undeveloped and some are practically empty during the week. So let me offer you some of the best Albania Beaches with the hope you will be able to visit them in the near future.
Saranda Beaches in Albania are only 25 minutes from Corfu Greece
• Mali Robit
This one is one of the most popular beaches in the country attracting big crowds during the high season. It is located less than an hour drive from the Capital city of Tirana.
It features white sands and the shade of pine forests. We all recommend visiting on low season since it becomes unpleasant because so many people crowding one beach.
It is located about an hour drive north of Tirana. It is a beach town and one of the country’s largest port. After the construction of a new road the access to the beach is easier nor and some ferries from nearby Italy are operating.
So this beach has a great future. To complete the scenery there are wetlands and pine trees nearby.
• Vlora Beach
This is an industrial and touristic port on the shores where the Adriatic and Ionian Seas meet. It has majestic mountains surrounding the town. Swimming is great here on this sandy beach.
• Saranda Beach
Saranda Beach is located on the southern part of the country, directly opposite to the Greek Island of Corfu. It takes half an hour by ferry to ride between the two countries.
Saranda is a neat sand and pebble beach with crystal clear waters. Since the prices of Greece and Italy keep skyrocketing, Saranda Beach is being discovered by Tour Operators and is becoming very popular lately.
The Albania Beaches of Vlora
• Ksamil Beach
Some say that Ksamil Beach belongs among the Caribbean Islands because of its powdery white sands and clear waters. It is located about 25 minutes drive south of Saranda Beach making it even closer to the Island of Corfu, Greece. Very close to this beach is located the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrinti.
• Spille Beach
It is located south of Tirana west of Kavaje. This is a vast sandy beach and an amazing pine forest near the beach. The waters are crystal clear. Because of the new road just built this beach is creating lots of interest in new visitors.
• Borsh Beach
This is a small village with a breathtaking beach south of Saranda surrounded by olive groves. It is totally underdeveloped, so do not expect bars or restaurants. But, who care if the waters are turquoise clear.
For more information go to Albania Tourism Website
Dhermi Beaches are getting attention from Travel Magazines
• Dhermi Beach
It is located south of Vlora over the Llogora Pass National Park. It is a small piece of paradise and people are starting to talk about it and it is also getting coverage from important travel publications.
• Himara Beach
It is located half an hour south of Dhermi and offers the same clear waters and shale beaches. The small town is surrounded by olive and citrus trees.
Vlora by wstuppert
shengji by albinfo
saranda by diego galli
dhermi by igiann
All courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The resorts images are courtesy of the resorts mentioned.
Map of Albania