Eksara's Guidebook

Eksara
Eksara's Guidebook

Sightseeing

Ksamil offers white sand and fantastic views of the Ionian coast. The perfect tranquility and dense greenery of these islands resemble a tropical paradise which you won’t want to leave. Bora Bora vibes! 🏝 Here, you can go diving or book a boat trip. The delicious seafood dishes served in the numerous restaurants of Ksamil are also a must TRY. Pay attention, it can be really crowded during July& August.
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Ksamil Islands
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Ksamil offers white sand and fantastic views of the Ionian coast. The perfect tranquility and dense greenery of these islands resemble a tropical paradise which you won’t want to leave. Bora Bora vibes! 🏝 Here, you can go diving or book a boat trip. The delicious seafood dishes served in the numerous restaurants of Ksamil are also a must TRY. Pay attention, it can be really crowded during July& August.
Butrint offers a combination of historic ruins and natural beauty. The remains of the ancient city span 2,500 years, from the Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, Christian and even Venetian periods.It is the most visited archeological site in Albania and also the first UNESKO WORD HERITAGE.
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Butrint National Park, Albania
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Butrint offers a combination of historic ruins and natural beauty. The remains of the ancient city span 2,500 years, from the Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, Christian and even Venetian periods.It is the most visited archeological site in Albania and also the first UNESKO WORD HERITAGE.
Blue Eye is a water spring & natural phenomenon with extremely light blue water and surrounding by forest. Perfect place for a family picnic.
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Blue Eye
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Blue Eye is a water spring & natural phenomenon with extremely light blue water and surrounding by forest. Perfect place for a family picnic.
Gjirokaster is beloved for its massive open-air bazaar and incredible multi-story, fortified Ottoman-era houses, and its delicious regional cuisine. It can be a interesting day trip.
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Gjirokaster
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Gjirokaster is beloved for its massive open-air bazaar and incredible multi-story, fortified Ottoman-era houses, and its delicious regional cuisine. It can be a interesting day trip.
The Beach of Mirrors  (Plazhi i Pasqyrave) As its name suggests, the sheer reflection of the sun on the surrounding cliff sides and the sparkling sea combine to have an overall magical effect in this beach. It is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Albanian Riviera. Quite popular, this especially spacious beach is a favorite among Saranda’s locals, who are the true beach experts around these parts! During the crowded season,to find a free umbrella & beach chairs or to place your own personal umbrella you should get there early on the morning. Pay attention: The road to get there is a little difficult for cars.
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Plazhi Pasqyrat Sarande
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The Beach of Mirrors  (Plazhi i Pasqyrave) As its name suggests, the sheer reflection of the sun on the surrounding cliff sides and the sparkling sea combine to have an overall magical effect in this beach. It is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Albanian Riviera. Quite popular, this especially spacious beach is a favorite among Saranda’s locals, who are the true beach experts around these parts! During the crowded season,to find a free umbrella & beach chairs or to place your own personal umbrella you should get there early on the morning. Pay attention: The road to get there is a little difficult for cars.
Lekursi Castle is on Lekursi Hill, just behind Saranda with an amazing view over the town. Inside the walls of Lekursi castle is a nice restaurant that you can have dinner or just some drinks. During summer there are traditional albanian music nights. It has a iconic viewpoint of Saranda bay, perfect for some photos & you can visit it for free.
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Lëkurësi Castle
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Lekursi Castle is on Lekursi Hill, just behind Saranda with an amazing view over the town. Inside the walls of Lekursi castle is a nice restaurant that you can have dinner or just some drinks. During summer there are traditional albanian music nights. It has a iconic viewpoint of Saranda bay, perfect for some photos & you can visit it for free.
Located near the Liman Bay this small museum is a pleasant way to spend your evening. The ticket cost only 100 L. (100 Lëke (also giving admission to the Museum of Archaeology and Galeria Art Saranda) It has traditional clothing, rugs and musical instruments. The collection includes a drawing by the 19th-century British poet and artist Edward Lear. You can also see old photographs of the city.
Museum Of Traditions
Located near the Liman Bay this small museum is a pleasant way to spend your evening. The ticket cost only 100 L. (100 Lëke (also giving admission to the Museum of Archaeology and Galeria Art Saranda) It has traditional clothing, rugs and musical instruments. The collection includes a drawing by the 19th-century British poet and artist Edward Lear. You can also see old photographs of the city.
The ruins of the Monastery of 40 Saints are located on the hill east of Saranda, close to Lekursi Castle. The monastery was built during the 6th century and the Monastery walls have mural paintings of byzantine disciples and one of the paintings is thought to be one of the oldest byzantine wall paintings in Albania. The Monastery was kept in good conditions until the 1944 when it was bombed by the British soldiers. The name of the monastery; (where Saranda got her name from) Agioi Saranta in Greek meaning Forty Saints.
Monastery of 40 Saints
The ruins of the Monastery of 40 Saints are located on the hill east of Saranda, close to Lekursi Castle. The monastery was built during the 6th century and the Monastery walls have mural paintings of byzantine disciples and one of the paintings is thought to be one of the oldest byzantine wall paintings in Albania. The Monastery was kept in good conditions until the 1944 when it was bombed by the British soldiers. The name of the monastery; (where Saranda got her name from) Agioi Saranta in Greek meaning Forty Saints.

Food scene

The Mussel House is situated at the entrance of Ksamil, only 10 km from the center of Saranda city and 3.4 km from Butrint National Park. Great view & fresh food! You really need to try the mussels here! Affordable prices and a really great service. You will love the place.
The Mussel House
The Mussel House is situated at the entrance of Ksamil, only 10 km from the center of Saranda city and 3.4 km from Butrint National Park. Great view & fresh food! You really need to try the mussels here! Affordable prices and a really great service. You will love the place.
Great place for fresh seafoods. They do deliveries and also you can buy fresh seafood to cook at home.
Taverna Fish Filipi
42 Rruga Ismail Qemali
Great place for fresh seafoods. They do deliveries and also you can buy fresh seafood to cook at home.
Demi Restaurant by Demi Hotel is one of the best places that I would recommend for tasty e fresh food! The restaurant has a good variety of food & drinks and a good service. I would definitely recommend to try Octopus Carpaccio and the Shrimp Soup from their menu.
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Demi Hotel
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Demi Restaurant by Demi Hotel is one of the best places that I would recommend for tasty e fresh food! The restaurant has a good variety of food & drinks and a good service. I would definitely recommend to try Octopus Carpaccio and the Shrimp Soup from their menu.

Brunch & Amazing Coctail Places

City Lounge
Wine Bar Kristiano is great wine bar overlooking the Sarande bay. It’s the perfect place to watch breathtaking sunsets, 🌅🌅 Just pay attention to the road,it’s really steep and a llittle difficult to get there.
Wine Bar Kristiano
Wine Bar Kristiano is great wine bar overlooking the Sarande bay. It’s the perfect place to watch breathtaking sunsets, 🌅🌅 Just pay attention to the road,it’s really steep and a llittle difficult to get there.
Hou Nalu is a really nice rooftop coctail bar. It has great music & great vibes. A coctail menu with flavorful colors.🍹🍹🍹
Hou Nalu
51 Rruga Mustafa Matohiti
Hou Nalu is a really nice rooftop coctail bar. It has great music & great vibes. A coctail menu with flavorful colors.🍹🍹🍹

Doporučení související s městem

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Walking is the best way to get around and enjoy Saranda

Saranda is a small city and during summer season it can get very very crowded. To avoid lost time in traffic I would recommend walking. Saranda is pretty compact and it’s easy to go around by foot. Many sights,shops and restaurants are within close proximity. If you decide to spend the day in the city,walking around is definitely the best option. If you want to travel in nearby places you can get: 1) The bus from SARANDA TO KSAMIL or other buses to visit nearby cities like Gjirokastra & Vlora. 2) You can rent cars or motorcycles (to avoid also taxi scams)
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Butrinti National Park

http://www.cultureticketsalbania.al/ You can get your tickets here! ⏏️ It is open every day 9AM to 7PM during the summer season.
Užitečné fráze

Useful Phrases in Albanian/Shqip

Hi/Hello - Pershendetje/Ckemi My name is X - Emri im eshte X Excuse me - Me falni Where is the toilet- Ku eshte tualeti Can you help me?- A mund te me ndihmoni? I am looking for…- Une po kerkoj per… How much does this cost?- Sa (lek) kushton kjo? Thank you - Faleminderit