Vlora beach and rocky sand

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Vlora is an old city, founded in the sixth century B.C. in Albania. There is no doubt that it is one of South Jewelry of Albania.

Beautifully located in the front of the Karaburun peninsula and Sazan Island it offers a beautiful view for tourist. Crystal water beaches and rocky sand surround the city. It is home to Albania’s second largest port, the Port of Vlora.

Known by the name of Aulona in antiquity, it is considered as one of the oldest cities in Albania. Vlora carries historical importance to Albania. This city hosted the First National Assembly, which declared the country’s independence on November 28th, 1912. For this reason, The Museum of Independence is located there. Other museums include the Ethnographic Museum and Historic Museum.

A historical and old architectural city attraction you can visit, is the Muradije Mosque. The mosque was build in 1542 by architect Sinan the Great. It is the only remaining work from the famous architect in Albania.

On the top of the hill, carved out by sea waters and overlooking the city, there is the religious point of Kuzum Baba.

Vlora is the starting point of the Albanian Riviera. Therefore, it is one of the most frequented areas of Albanian “Sun and Sea” tourism.

It is located in this region there are the Orikum and Amantia archaeological parks. Also, near Vlora you can visit Llogara National Park.

What to see:

  • Flag Square (Sheshi i Flamurit) – Independence Monument
  • Ethnographic Museum
  • Historic Museum
  • The Mosque of Muradie
  • The Museum of Independence
  • The Castle of Kanina, in Kanina village
  • Monastery of Saint Mary, in Zvernec Village
  • Ancient theatre of Orikum
  • The Church of Marmiroi in Orikum
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