Sunny weather and young people
Saranda is one of most charming towns of the Albanian Riviera. What was once a sleepy fishing village is now a thriving city, full of tourists and joy. During the summer months it seems like half Tirana relocates here to enjoy the busy beach and busier nightlife, along its crowd-filled seaside promenade. If going for a walk though the mail boulevard you will see it is pumping with people.
And while Saranda has lost much of its charm in the past two decades, it has retained much of its charisma.
The town beaches are very busy and small, nearthe small port, but Saranda is a great base for exploring the beaches around. For example, Pulebardhat , Pasqyrat , Manastiri beaches ect., and then you can go in Ksamili beach. Each of them are wonderful beaches, like fairy tales that cames from our imagination.
Also near Saranda you can find Butrint Unesco World Heritage Site. Taxi or public transport is available to move to the nearby attractions.
The town’s name comes from Ayii Saranda, an early monastery dedicated to 40 saints. The town was called Porto Edda for a period in the 1940s during WWII, after Mussolini’s daughter.
Also in Saranda, you can find the small castle of Lekursi that offer a spectacular view and a good restaurant.
Another site to visit is the monastery of Saint George, very well conserved and restored.
During summer it is mostly full of tourists from Nordic or Eastern Europe countries for its climate, food and beauty.
Saranda and is known for its large selection of delicious and especially fresh fish and seafood dishes.
Visiting from Greece?
Saranda is well connected with cruisers that come from all over the world and from Corfu, the Greek town in front of Saranda. If you are in Corfu, Greece you can reach Saranda in 20 minutes by boat.