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Why Travel to Saranda, Albania

Beautiful Saranda is a great place if you want to explore the rich Albanian culture but at the same time don't want to miss out on the golden beaches, hot sun, and welcoming waters of the Ionian Sea.

If you go to Albania to get a strong dose of vitamin D and return with a tan to die for, Saranda is a perfect place for the job. Being among the most popular destinations in the country, the city boasts a wide range of beaches, allowing everyone to find something to their taste. There are plenty of public beaches where apart from swimming and sunbathing, you can enjoy the delicious seafood in the cozy onshore cafes or try something new in one of the beach bars. Or you can choose one of the remote beaches, offering to enjoy the pleasures of the holiday at the seaside without the crowds.

And if you want to explore something besides the welcoming beaches, there are a lot of sights to add to the "must-visit" list for your Saranda itinerary. The Monastery of the 40 Saints, for example. This is one of the most important buildings in the city, dating back to the 5th century. It was named "Saranda" ("40" in Greek) after the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste who have decided to stay locked up in the walls of the monastery instead of facing the need to reject their Christian faith.

Another thing to see during Saranda travel is the nearby city of Butrint, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. This ancient Greek and Roman city offers to admire some interesting architectural and cultural monuments. Also, it's a part of the Butrint National Park, one more great place to add to your bucket list, inviting to admire some of the most beautiful views in Albania. Also, you won't regret visiting Gjirokastra, a beautiful city famous for its exceptional Ottoman-style buildings.

What to Do During Saranda Itinerary

  • Enjoy amazing Saranda's beaches
  • Visit the Monastery of the 40 Saints
  • Explore the nearby city of Butrint
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