Is Saranda worth visiting?
Saranda is one of the favored destinations by Albanians to spend their holidays. The town is very pleasant and offers an opportunity to spend gorgeous days without breaking the bank. The first thing to do in town is to stroll through the recently renewed boulevard, a long, elegant street near the sea.
How many people live in Saranda?
Today the city is called only Saranda. The town has a population of 30,000 inhabitants. This number triples during the summertime. The inhabitants of Albania and Kossovo like to spend their holidays in this town, which lies next to the Ionian Sea.
Which sea is Saranda?
the Ionian Sea
Geographically, the city is located on an open sea gulf of the Ionian Sea within the Mediterranean Sea. Stretching along the Albanian Ionian Sea Coast, Saranda has a Mediterranean climate with over 300 sunny days a year. Sarandë is known for its blue deep waters of the Mediterranean.
How do you get around Saranda?
By Bus. The cheapest way to get around and out of Saranda is by bus or mini bus, called furgon in Albanian. Only 150 lek brings you already as far as Butrint. Saranda’s bus station is not consists of the streets around the Friendship Park (Parku Miqësia) and the ruins of the synagogue next to it.
How many foreigners live in Albania?
The number of foreigners with residence permits in Albania in 2016 resulted 12,519, by increasing with 18.5 % compared to 2015. During 2016, the number of resident foreigners is 8,324 males and 4,195 females.
What is Saranda known for?
10 Best Things to Do in Saranda (Albania)
- The Town’s Bay. Source: flickr. Saranda Bay.
- Mirror Beach. Source: flickr. Ksamili Beach.
- Lekuresi Castle. Source: sarandaweb. Lekuresi Castle.
- Synagogue. Source: travelwithjan. Saranda Synagogue Ruins.
- Syri Kalter. Source: sarandaweb. Syri Kalter.
- Ksamil. Source: flickr.
- Borsh. Source: flickr.
Does Saranda Albania have an airport?
Flying To Saranda Since Saranda itself has no nearby airport, most visitors fly in via the country’s main international airport Nënë Tereza in Tirana or via Corfu International Airport as both airports have many direct connections to other European destinations.
Can you drink the water in Saranda Albania?
Tap Water. Although tap water is generally safe in most places in Albania, we advise you to stick with bottled water as much as possible. Most Albanians also prefer drinking bottled water for safety concerns and because it tastes much better.
Where can I watch the SunSet in Saranda?
SunSet Saranda Restaurant is a restaurant and beach bar right on the beach in Kodrra. As the name suggest, it’s a great place to watch the sunset, as the beach is facing to the west. They serve anything from wood fired pizzas, to all kinds of other Mediterranean dishes, great cocktails and other drinks.
How long is the ferry from Saranda to Corfu?
The Saranda to Corfu route is operated by one ferry company with about 7 sailings per week. It connects the Albania with the Ionian Islands. The sailing time is 30 minutes.