Saranda or Sarande is a coastal town south of Albania very close to the Greek Island of Corfu. Specifically 14 km east of the north end of the Island.
As long as you have chosen Saranda for your summer holidays, there are several ways to travel. One of the best way is to fly to the airport of Corfu and then take the ferry to Saranda port. Corfu airport is an international airport and during summer is serving a lot of charter flights. Due to that fact, you can book a cheap flight to Corfu. Then you can take the ferry from Corfu port to Albania, Saranda. It is only a 35 minute boat ride to your destination.
Tourists visit Saranda as their holidays’ destination. Others for a day trip or a day cruise. Regardless someone’s purpose visiting for Saranda, there are some sights you must not miss the chance to explore.
First of all, you must spend some time visiting Butrint National Park, a Unesco World Heritage site. It is about 40 minutes arrive from Saranda City. Butrint gives you the illusion of visiting a microcosm of European History. Its exhibits are originate from the most major Empires of the area, like the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines and the Ottomans.
Furthermore, you must explore The Blue Eye. It is placed a bit off the road between Saranda and Ghiorgnzatti. The Blue Eye or ”Syri I Kalter” as it is known for the Albanians is a natural spring of vibrant blue water. It is a natural phenomenon which is estimated to be 45 meters deep, even though some claim for going even further.
Last but not least you must definetely visit the majestic city of Gjirokastro, also Unesco World Heritage site. Situated between Tirana, the capital city of Albania, and the city of Saranda, Gjirokastro is a small city with a distinctive architectural style. The city is overlooked by a Fortress and can be singled out as a rare example of a traditional town.