Saranda is an ancient city which continuously has been a port, during the whole periods, becoming an important communication with the Mediterranean countries. It is today a lovely city, loved not only by Albanians but also by foreigners. Located in the Ionian Blue Bay in the southernmost extremity of Albania, the city offers spectacular views as it sits opposite Corfu. Graced from the terraces of olives and citrus, embodied with white, blue and green Ionian vegetation and beaches, Saranda can be considered the Nymph of the Ionian Seashore. Places that we can visit here are Monastery of 40 Saints, Saranda Embankment, Lekuresi Castle.
After this visit drive we to Butrint a World Heritage Site. Situated in a beautiful peninsula, it also offers a beautiful natural site. We will visit the well-preserved ruins of the ancient city of Butrint and its museum hosted in the Venetian castle, Butrint: is a National park that includes a very well preserved archaeological area, an uncontaminated vegetation area of Mediterranean, and has also a lake that is connected to the Ionian Sea by a natural channel. The wetlands around the lake are shelter for different animals and aquatic species in danger of extinction. The excavations and studies have proved that during the VII and the VI centuries BC. Butrint was a protourban center.
This day trip starts and ends in Gjirokastra