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Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

Explore the beauty of Albania on a guided day trip from Corfu. Step back in time at the ancient Greek and Roman city of Butrint. Visit an archaeological museum in a Venetian castle. Savor a delicious buffet lunch at a restaurant in Saranda.  Board the airconditioned bus at your meeting point on the island of Corfu. Sit back and enjoy the ride to the port city of Saranda. Enjoy a 20-kilometer guided bus tour of the stunning southern coast and its virgin shores and islands. Pass through small villages and through endless fertile plains that lead to a great lake. Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint, where the ancient Greek city of Buthrotum disappeared under layers of silt and vegetation until its was found by archaeologists.  Tour a Venetian tower and see the remains of the theater and Temple of Asclepius. Continue to the ruins of the ancient gymnasium and Roman Baths and admire a priceless mosaic floor in the Roman Baptistery. Travel back in time as you explore the Cyclopean walls and get panoramic views of the lake and plains from the top of the hill. Return to Saranda for a mouth-watering lunch, and then take a guided walking tour before sailing back to Corfu.

Sarande: Blue Eye Spring and Lekursi Castle Sunset Tour

Sarande: Blue Eye Spring and Lekursi Castle Sunset Tour

Start with pickup from a meeting point that is convenient-located in the city center of Sarande. Hop onboard a climate-controlled van and take in the beauty of the Albanian countryside on the scenic drive to the Blue Eye spring parking area. Have plenty of free time to take the 15-minute walk to the spring, walk along the edge of the turquoise water, and soak up the verdant natural surroundings. Spend your time dipping your feet in the refreshing water, purchasing a cup of coffee to sip, or capturing pictures of this breathtaking setting. Get back on the van for the drive to hilltop ruins of Lekursi Castle which has imposing round towers. Admire the glow of the setting sun with sweeping views of Corfu Town, the city of Ksamil, the river Bistrica, Lake Butrint, and the Ionian Sea. Return to your meeting point in Sarande with unforgettable memories of Blue Eye spring and Lekursi Castle.

Sarandë:Boat tour in places and caves only accessible by sea

Sarandë:Boat tour in places and caves only accessible by sea

The trip lasts aorund 5-6 hours .Depart from the meeting point in Sarandë and get ready to explore some of the best scenic spots in the region. Enjoy some swimming and snorkeling during 5 short stops (around 15-30 minutes each) at Kakome, Gremina, Soldiers Bay, Roijdhes Bay, including a visit to Turtles Cave(10 minutes ) near Sarandë. Head to the shore for a longer stop at Kroreza (around 3 hours ). Take a dip in the clear blue waters and enjoy the beach where you'll find sunbeds, umbrellas, and traditional restaurants. Afterward, return to the original meeting point.

From Sarandë: Boat Cruise to Kroreza with Drink and Umbrella

From Sarandë: Boat Cruise to Kroreza with Drink and Umbrella

Visit a total of five beaches and a small cave on a boat cruise from Sarande to Kroreza. Head to your first stop, Kepi i Qefalit, a magnificent rock formation that looks like it was sculpted by the sea waves themselves. Spend 30 minutes here, giving you plenty of time to swim or dance to your heart's content. Next up is Kakome. Be mesmerized by the crystal-clear waters as you stop here for another half hour break, before heading to Kroreza Bay to spend the majority of your time relaxing, swimming. This beach has everything you need, including a restaurant and umbrellas, so you can relax and enjoy your day with your group. On your way back, make two more stops at Rrojdhe Bay and Plazhi i Ushtarit for 20 minutes each. Enjoy two short, additional stops at Turtle Cave and Secret Beach, before heading back to Sarande.

Saranda: Corfu Town and Palaiokastritsa Day Trip with Cruise

Saranda: Corfu Town and Palaiokastritsa Day Trip with Cruise

After departing from the port of Saranda, we travel along the Albanian coast until we approach the Port of Corfu. The day begins with a visit to the Old Town of Corfu- one of Greece's most attractive old towns, where you can feel the influence of the great civilizations remains keenly felt. Enjoy a guided tour around the Old Town centre, including Corfu's biggest square, Spianada (known as 'Liston'), Saint Spiridon's church (Spiridon is the island's patron saint) houses the relics of Saint Spyridon, the Royal Palace, which houses the Museum of Asian Art, and both New and Old Fortresses. You will also have time to stroll around the narrow streets and exploring the souvenir shops. The next stop is the picturesque village of Palaiokastritsa. The name means old fortress and referred to the castle that once stood on top of the hill which is now the Monastery of the Virgin Mary. A Byzantine Monastery dating back to 1228, and houses a collection of rare icons, books, and other holy relics. Enjoy the plethora of local tavernas, bars and hotles all offering beautiful views across the blue bay and harbour. From here you can hire a boat (optional) to explore the nearby caves and enjoy the crystal clear waters or to reach some of the islands more isolated beaches and relax in paradise. Considered to be one of the best beaches of Corfu, Paleokastritsa Beach is unquestionably the most photographed. With its beautiful harbour and clear waters set against a dramatic backdrop of cliffs covered in olive and cypress trees, you will certainly understand why. When the time comes to board the ship and head back, we hope that Corfu will have won a place in your heart!

Best of Saranda: Blue Eye, Butrint, Ksamil & Lekuresi Castle

Best of Saranda: Blue Eye, Butrint, Ksamil & Lekuresi Castle

Explore the beauty of the Albanian Riviera on a full-day tour from Saranda. Visit the Lekuresi Castle, the Blue Eye Spring, the Butrint National Park, and the Ksamili Islands. Start your day with pickup from the center of Saranda or the port. Hop on and travel to the Lekuresi Castle, located on a strategic hill overlooking the town of Saranda. From here, enjoy a panoramic view of the town and the islands of Ksamil and Corfu in Greece. Next, head to the Blue Eye Spring, a spring with clear blue water that bubbles forth from a stunning pool that is over 50 meters deep. Soak up the tranquility of this area that is nature reserve with towering oak and sycamore trees. Continue to the Butrint National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the Trionch Palace, the Baptistery, the Basilica, the City Walls and Gates, the Acropolis, and numerous other significant sites. Finally, visit the Ksamili Islands, where you can experience breathtaking views of the sea and islands while getting some sun. Have the option to go for a refreshing dip before returning back to your location.

Sarande: Lekursi Castle, Blue Eye, and Gjirokastra Day Trip

Sarande: Lekursi Castle, Blue Eye, and Gjirokastra Day Trip

Start with pickup in Saranda and relax in a comfortable and air-conditioned van on the transfer to the hilltop Lekuresi Castle. Have free time to explore its Ottoman architecture and enjoy panoramic views of the Ionian Sea, the surrounding countryside, and the nearby Greek island of Corfu. Relax on the scenic drive to the Blue Eye, a deep karst spring characterized by its vivid blue color, which contrasts sharply with the surrounding greenery. Go on a short hike to the spring or buy a ticket for the train. Spend some time soaking up the tranquility of this unique spot. Next, discover one of the largest and most well-preserved castles in Albania with a stop at Gjirokastra Castle. Buy a ticket to explore this imposing fortress that offers a blend of rich history, stunning architecture, and panoramic views of the UNESCO-listed town of Gjirokastër and the Drino Valley. Continue to the Gjirokastra Bazaar, a vibrant and historically rich market located in the heart of Gjirokastër that dates back to the 17th-century. Shop for local handicrafts like traditional clothing, textiles, and pottery, and enjoy its traditional Ottoman architectural style. Return to your meeting point at the end of your day trip with unforgettable memories of your time in Albania.

From Corfu: Albanian Adventure Day Trip

From Corfu: Albanian Adventure Day Trip

The tour to Butrint explores the old history of the country visiting an amazing archeological site, located in a National Park of great beauty. Greek, Roman, and Venetian remains are found in this spot. We highly recommend this tour option. The guided tour will be in English every day, in German every day except Saturday, in French every day except Sunday and in Russian every Friday. *15 Euro per person port fee (visa), payable at the port. *The Ancient Butrint tour 20 Euro per person (visa), payable at the port if option selected

Sarande: Turtles Cave, Gremina, Kakome ,Krorez Boat Tour

Sarande: Turtles Cave, Gremina, Kakome ,Krorez Boat Tour

Discover the beautiful coast north of Sarande on a shared group or private boat tour. Explore picturesque locations like Turtles Cave, Anchor Cave, Gremina Bay, Kakome Bay, and Krorez Beach. Depart from Sarande and discover the first stops of the tour, Turtles Cave and Anchor Cave. Enjoy about 20 minutes at each to marvel at their natural beauty and capture some incredible photos. Next, visit the enchanting Gremina, Kakome, and Lovers Bay. Make a stop in each and swim in the crystal-clear waters or simply relax on the boat and soak in the scenery. Make your way to the spectacular beach of Krorez, where you will drop anchor for a leisurely 3-hour stay. Explore the beach, swim, snorkel, or simply unwind under the sun, before heading back to Sarande.

Saranda : Full-Day Jeep Safari with secret beach

Saranda : Full-Day Jeep Safari with secret beach

You will experience the authentic side of Albania on board of our open top 7-seat Land Rover jeeps, during a day full off colors and emotions. We will pick-up from your Hotel in Saranda & Ksmail and our professional guide drive you to an unforgettable tour in the unspoiled beauty of the Albanian Riviera, replete with gorgeous beaches, friendly people and glorious landscapes. TThe jeep tour begins with a visit to the historic Lekursi Castle, built in 1537 by the Ottoman Empire in a dominant position above the city of Saranda to protect the entire surrounding region. Today it is a breathtaking place for photos, including beautiful views of Corfu and the Ksamil little islands. The tour continues between off-road routes and natural landscapes, and under the shadow of ancient olive trees of the Albanian Riviera until we reach our beautiful Secret Beach. The Secret Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Albanian Riviera, for this reason we will stop at this beautiful wild beach, reachable only with our off-road Jeeps. Here, away from mass tourism, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea and relax on one of the most fascinating beaches of the Albanian Riviera. After stopping on the beach, the excursion continues to discover the peninsula of Porto Palermo, the only safe port between Saranda and Vlora. The discovery of authentic Albania also proceeds under the gastronomic aspect. The stop for lunch is planned in a very suggestive location where an Albanian family will host us in their home and will make us taste a simple and tasty cuisine based on fish and more. Lunch is optional (it costs only 10 euros including wine and raki ….) which you can pay directly to the family. After the lunch break, we will leave for Qeparo, an ancient stone village on the Albanian Riviera clinging to the rock and marked by emigration; our guides will take you inside its ancient history: you will explore its narrow alleys and you will be enchanted by the sea view, at a 400m height. The excursion does not end here; fun and wild nature are waiting for you. Through a pleasant and adventurous off-road route, we will arrive at the Blue Eye National Park in Albania. After the walk in the park we will reach the Blue Eye source, an extraordinary lagoon considered a real monument of nature, which enchants visitors from all over the world with its crystal blue waters. The tour ends in the afternoon and we return by jeep to Saranda, to take you back to your hotel/apartment. We will be back in Saranda and drop-off in your Hotel. A day of great fun and adventure to discover Albania like you wouldn't have ever imagine.

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