"The south gate to Albania" Top 5 Page for this destination Sarande by SirRichard
Sarande Travel Guide: 134 reviews and 277 photos
Sarande is a medium sized coastal town in the south of Albania, in front of the Greek island of Corfu.
I visited Sarande in a daytrip from Corfu. There is a boat that takes you there in about 2 hours. Then the group goes to visit the Butrint roman ruins, but I didn't want to go, so I stayed in the city and wandered around the streets, had a nice meal in a terrace and met the group at 4pm, just to go back to the boat and return to Greece.
The first impression you get when the boat arrives is that of a grey unfinished concrete city, with a small beach that is not really very attractive.
Sarande is actually a touristic center in Albania, people from Tirana come here to spend their holidays by the beach, but you really don't see much international tourism, maybe a few italians and greeks...
But as an overall impression is a nice place to spend a lazy day at the beach (an urban beach anyway) and start to know the country, though I wouldn't come for a long holidays here, as there is really not much to see around...
One of the things that will shock you more in this town is the high density of Mercedes Benz cars all around. In fact... more travel advice
You could feel that Sarande is a really touristic place, at least at a national level. It reminded me the "Costa del... more travel advice
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