TOP 7 Best Resorts in Albania
Sviat Oleksiv
March 2, 2022

Albania is located between Greece and Montenegro - these two countries are lovely, and Albania is no less beautiful. It is unique with its own culture, history, and food. There are two seas, the Adriatic and the Ionian, and there are mountains and hills and lakes and rivers.

The country's history is complicated, and it has only recently begun to open up to the outside world, not decades, but years ago. Hotels have only recently started to be developed, there are few tourists here, and there is plenty to see and do. And the prices here are much lower than in neighboring countries. So it's worth visiting.

Let's see 7 best resorts in Albania

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1. Ksamil

Ksamil is located on the coastline of the Ionic Sea. It is the southernmost resort of Albania, 15 minutes drive from Sarandi. There are unique small cozy pebble beaches and water of all shades of blue.

Advice: to the west are picturesque rocky shores. You can't swim here, but you will enjoy the beauty and take incredible pictures

2. Borsh

Borsh is one of the prettiest resorts in Albania. It is famous for its largest beach in the Ionian Sea (length of 7 km along the Keravnian mountains) and a crystal-clear sea, some unrealistic bright blue color.

The beach is divided into sections, each of which belongs to a separate restaurant. Each of the beaches is the originality of their design. You won't find anywhere such a variety of colors, materials, and ideas in decorating a beach like here. Straw umbrellas, wooden beds with white canopies, bamboo tents with hemp rope curtains, a bar with swings instead of chairs...Everything is beautiful here - both nature and infrastructure created by human hands.

3. Saranda

Saranda is famous for its low bright houses on the slopes of the mountains, a sea of ​​greenery, well-groomed squares, clean streets, many restaurants, shops, and playgrounds. And everything is the cleanest.

There are the Ionian Sea, mountains, rocks, pine trees, and the Greek island of Corfu on the horizon. And of course, there are beaches for every taste: sandy and pebbly, wide and tiny, with a gradual entry into the water and deep ones.


  • Ferries to the Greek island of Corfu
  • Several castles nearby (~30 min drive)
  • Near the town of Ksamil (~15 min drive)
  • Close to a beautiful place - Blue Eye (~40 min drive)

4. Himara

Himara is a small town with beautiful nature. There you will find the Ionian Sea, wide sand and pebble beaches, surrounded by green mountains and picturesque cliffs.

Advice: At 8-9 km from Himara there are small pebble beaches of Porto Palermo with crystal clear water and incredible views. You should see them!

5. Vlore

Vlore is a very popular holiday destination in Albania. It is located close to the airport. There are sandy beaches and warm seas (It is located at the junction of the Adriatic and Ionian seas.) Vlore is the last resort on the Adriatic coast. But it is really close to the road, so it's a bit noisy.

Advice: Look for hotels 8-10 km from Vlora, and you won't be dissapointed - both the beautiful sea and the big city with a lot of entertainment at your side.

6. Duress

Duress is the most popular resort in Albania. Every year there are thousands of tourists. They love the warm Adriatic Sea, a wide coastline, and sandy beaches. And Duress is located close to the airport. There is an amphitheater, it is interesting to wander along its corridors + a few more ancient ruins. The old town is more interesting than in Vlora and Saranda.

But there are some disadvantages! The sea is quite dirty, algae nails to the shore. Beaches are very crowded, especially at the weekend.

Advice: If you go to the resorts of Durres, choose the Cerret area where are a lot of trees, fashionable hotels, a beautiful promenade, and the sea is cleaner.

7. Dhermi

Dhermi is the most expensive resort in Albania. There are the Ionian Sea, wide sandy beaches, a gently sloping entrance, and clear turquoise water.

This is so calmy place that you feel yourself like you are cut off from "civilization" - only beaches, hotels, and restaurants. The nearest town is located 20 km far away

Advice: near the high mountain pass Logara and the most picturesque mountain village. Don't miss them!