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Location: Tirana

Day 1 - 1 Sep 2020

Bus station

Tirana, Bus station

Content: The bus station in Tirana is pretty organized. You will see many bases lined up to go to different locations. You will buy your ticket at the booth right by the entrance.

Location: Sarandë

Day 1 - 1 Sep 2020

Hotel Butrinti - A Luxury Collection

Sarandë, Hotel Butrinti - A Luxury Collection
Sarandë, Hotel Butrinti - A Luxury Collection
Sarandë, Hotel Butrinti - A Luxury Collection

Content: After a long drive we finally made it to Saranda. One of the best places to stay in Saranda is this hotel. Prices may vary because of the season. It is better to check the website. The hotel has a nice pool and the view 🙌

Location: Sarandë

Day 2 - 2 Sep 2020

Hotel Butrinti - A Luxury Collection

Sarandë, Hotel Butrinti - A Luxury Collection

Content: We decided to take it easy in the morning. As we were planning on staying for a long time in Saranda, first couple days we spent in the hotel looking for an apartment. We had amazing breakfast and enjoyed the pool.

Bulla's Corner Fast Food

Sarandë, Bulla's Corner Fast Food
Sarandë, Bulla's Corner Fast Food

Content: One of our favorite places to have lunch in Saranda. It costs $2 and they have the best French fries in town. Highly recommend.

Lëkursi Castle & Restaurant

Sarandë, Lëkursi Castle & Restaurant
Sarandë, Lëkursi Castle & Restaurant
Sarandë, Lëkursi Castle & Restaurant
Sarandë, Lëkursi Castle & Restaurant
Sarandë, Lëkursi Castle & Restaurant

Content: A nice place to take a walk to is this castle. There is actually a restaurant inside. We had coffee there, it was great. If you want to walk, it will take you about an hour to get there, or 7 minutes by taxi. All depends how you feel.

Location: Butrint

Day 3 - 3 Sep 2020

Butrint National Park

Butrint, Butrint National Park
Butrint, Butrint National Park
Butrint, Butrint National Park
Butrint, Butrint National Park
Butrint, Butrint National Park

Content: We highly recommend you to visit Butrint National Park, if you don't have a car you can easily take a bus for 1€, it takes about 30 minutes to get there. You will need about 2 hours to walk around in the park. It costs about $10 to get in.

Location: Sarandë

Day 3 - 3 Sep 2020

Bar Restaurant Limani

Sarandë, Bar Restaurant Limani
Sarandë, Bar Restaurant Limani

Content: This is our favorite restaurant in town, always busy even during the low season. Their pizza is amazingly delicious and the salads are incredible as well.

Sarandë

Sarandë, Sarandë

Content: We loved taking evening walks in the city. It's nice to walk by the water and enjoy the cute little town on the water.

Location: Sarandë

Day 4 - 4 Sep 2020

Bougainville Bay

Sarandë, Bougainville Bay
Sarandë, Bougainville Bay

Content: Check out this hotel. If you want all inclusive, pool, spa, beach, food. This hotel is what you need. The most expensive room is $200. They have a lot of cool things. Check out our YouTube: Torres Journeys we give a hotel tour.

Orange Cocktail Bar

Sarandë, Orange Cocktail Bar
Sarandë, Orange Cocktail Bar
Sarandë, Orange Cocktail Bar

Content: This bar is a club as well, you can have a lot of fun there. In summer they have a lot of parties. The cocktails are a bit pricy, but it is typical for vacation towns like this one.

Location: Ksamil

Day 5 - 5 Sep 2020

Ksamil

Ksamil, Ksamil

Content: Take a day trip to Ksamil. It is a beautiful beach town with soft sand, lots of cute restaurants and coffee shops.

Plazhi Ksamilit

Ksamil, Plazhi Ksamilit
Ksamil, Plazhi Ksamilit
Ksamil, Plazhi Ksamilit

Content: This beach is beautiful, the water is crystal clear and the sand is nice and soft. Here at the beach you can sent paddle boats, and all sorts of stuff for water activities.

Beach Bar Restaurant Rilinda

Ksamil, Beach Bar Restaurant Rilinda
Ksamil, Beach Bar Restaurant Rilinda
Ksamil, Beach Bar Restaurant Rilinda

Content: This is a nice place to have some lunch and coffee before heading back to Saranda. If you want to stay in Ksamil for a few days, there are plenty hotels here as well.

Location: Sarandë

Day 6 - 6 Sep 2020

Jericho Cocktail Bar

Sarandë, Jericho Cocktail Bar
Sarandë, Jericho Cocktail Bar

Content: This is one of our favorite cafe's in town. We used to come here almost every morning for coffee and enjoy the beautiful view.

Silhouette Sports Center

Sarandë, Silhouette Sports Center
Sarandë, Silhouette Sports Center

Content: Check out this gym if you want to stay fit even on vacation, they have a lot of equipment and space for everybody.

Vila Bajrami 45

Sarandë, Vila Bajrami 45

Content: This is a perfect place to come for dinner and experience the local dishes. The prices are good and staff is super friendly.

Location: Sarandë

Day 7 - 7 Sep 2020

Parking Garage - Moto Adventure

Sarandë, Parking Garage - Moto Adventure

Content: We rented a car for a day. It coated us $30. We decided to visit several places around Saranda.

Location: Sarandë District

Day 7 - 7 Sep 2020

Blue Eye

Sarandë District, Blue Eye
Sarandë District, Blue Eye

Content: This place is about 40 minutes driving from Saranda. It is nice to stop by and jump in the water. As we were there in September, the water was a bit cold for us.

Location: Gjirokaster

Day 7 - 7 Sep 2020

Pizza 'N' Burger Wide

Gjirokaster, Pizza 'N' Burger Wide

Content: On our way to Permet we stopped off at this restaurant for a quick bite. We bought two slices of pizza with us to go.

Location: Përmet

Day 7 - 7 Sep 2020

Përmet

Përmet, Përmet
Përmet, Përmet
Përmet, Përmet

Content: We made it to Permet. It is a cool place where you can enjoy the hot springs and even bring your own food. Right there they have a 18 century bridge that is an iconic bridge for Permet.

Location: Gjirokastër

Day 8 - 8 Sep 2020

Castle of Gjirokastra

Gjirokastër, Castle of Gjirokastra
Gjirokastër, Castle of Gjirokastra
Gjirokastër, Castle of Gjirokastra
Gjirokastër, Castle of Gjirokastra
Gjirokastër, Castle of Gjirokastra

Content: Taking a day trip from Saranda to Gjirokastra is always a good idea. Gjirokastra is located only 50 km from Saranda and you don't need to rent a car. Just come here by bus. From downtown Saranda you can take a bus to Gjirokastra. In Gjirokastra you can walk to everything. The first place we went was the castle. You can go inside the museums for some extra money, otherwise you can see everything for free.

Location: Gjirokaster

Day 8 - 8 Sep 2020

Gjirokastra Bazaar

Gjirokaster, Gjirokastra Bazaar
Gjirokaster, Gjirokastra Bazaar

Content: While you are walking around the Old Town of Gjirokastra you will find the Gjirokastra bazaar. Here you can buy lots of souvenirs and local foods.

Старый город Гирокастры

Gjirokaster, Старый город Гирокастры
Gjirokaster, Старый город Гирокастры
Gjirokaster, Старый город Гирокастры

Content: The old Town is a beautiful place to take lots of photos and feel the atmosphere of real Albania.

Gjirokastër Obelisk

Gjirokaster, Gjirokastër Obelisk

Content: This monument is located in the old Town. You can get to it easily. It is free.

Ismail Kadare's House

Gjirokaster, Ismail Kadare's House

Content: We were lucky when we visited this place. The local lady gave us a full tour around the house (check our YouTube for the full video)

Location: Gjirokastër

Day 8 - 8 Sep 2020

Restorant Kufoi

Gjirokastër, Restorant Kufoi
Gjirokastër, Restorant Kufoi

Content: After spending a day in town we got very hungry and this place had very good reviews. The food was amazing, the service was good as well, and the price was good. We recommend this place.