Saranda is the city of which the'' love'' not only Albanians but also foreigners. Located in the bay of blue Ionian she sit opposite Corfu, as a nymph of ancient mythology for every moment requires smell it. The pleasing from the crowns of olive and citrus terraces to Saranda mishërohenë mainland white, blue Ionian sea and the green of the vegetation. Moving toward it finds Butrint Aeneas and Virgil, Ksamili rare islands, the only'' Blue Eyes'', Finiqi and Epeirotes, Polifoninë south Midhjen lake queen, but above all, Jonah, sea seduce us all ...
Saranda is located in the south of the country. Extreme point of which is in the Konispol town with latitude 39o 38 '. It is part of the Vlora region along with the districts of Vlore. While its west coast washed by the waters of the Ionian Sea, which is characterized by rocky character, numerous small bays and gravel beaches. Saranda has a generally flat or hilly relief went from sea level to a height of 1883 m. This area is crossed by rivers Kalasës, Bistrica and Pavllës, who, after traversing Delvina fushëgropën flow into the Ionian Sea. Beauties of nature, its resources, traditions of hospitality and high cultural level of residents, enables Sarande tourism blue and one green. Saranda is the largest port of Albania's southern region. This town is typical Holiday'' mussel Holiday'' which opens each year by the city tourist season. Lëkurësit Castle is situated on top of the southern hill that dominates over Saranda Bay. From it you can see Corfu, Delvina and its basin, Coast, Butrint, further up the valley of Pavllës. The castle was built in the seventeenth century, the Ottoman garrison that would control skelën of Saranda. This fortress has a square layout equipped with two round towers, which are encountered in the south-west and north-east. Today the castle has been restored and adapted to a local traditional and highly frequented, from which can be enjoying the hospitality and the surrounding landscape.
Ksamili, beautiful towns Ionian edge was set up in 1966 as a manufacturing center of citrus and olive groves, is located in the south of the city of Saranda, on the exit road to Butrint. It is one of the most frequented coastal resorts, from domestic and foreign tourists. The beach is small, clean water and small islands where they are located cafes and near their premises clean. There are a number of small hotels and guest houses, some are open all year round, but some open during the summer.
Borscht is located along the north coast of Saranda. Here is one of the biggest Albanian Riviera beaches with a length of 5.4 km. New Borsh center located in Izvor the sea, while ascending above the slope of the mountain, the path leading to the tower of Sopot very thereof, where the borscht old and antique town area 5 ha. Another castle is that of Badhrës which belongs to the period of the Illyrian civilization. Travelling from borscht to Saranda along the way to show Bunecit beaches, Kakomese and citrus plantations Lukjova. Near the beautiful Ionian breast Kakomese can be visited the Byzantine monastery of St. Mary, or small marine scaffolding. As in all the Riviera here tourists can deal with diving, fishing, canoeing, horse racing or mountaineering. Roasted meat and fish are two assortments based dishes
Konispol area 30 km2 and a population of 3000 inhabitants is the southernmost city of Albania. It is located on the southeast slope of Mount Saraqini 300 m above sea level. Nearby are the remains of the city Antik Çukes Ajtoit, which has been built on a hill that has the shape of a pyramid. Within the perimeter of the walls already ruins, archaeologists have found, public buildings, water cisterns, etc..
Butrint Park is the most important cultural and natural object of Albania. Situated 19 km south of the city of Saranda, it has an area of 2500 km2 and consists of the ancient town, forest and lake. Butrint Park was declared Monument of Culture, in 1948, for the protection of archaeological areas with environmental significance. At the international level, the importance of the ancient city was recognized and confirmed as such in 1992, when he was included in the list of UNESCO World property.
Butrint fortress has the shape of a pentagon and was built in the Middle Ages from the Byzantine Despotate of Epirus, undergoing reconstruction later Turkish and veneciane.Kalaja is equipped with pinnacles cannons and gunfire. In addition to walls and other environments, an important place is occupied by its large tower used for observation and artillery. The castle is built on the former old Acropolis, which was on the hill north of the peninsula of Butrint. Here is the archaeological museum, which exposed some of the findings of archaeological values, inscriptions, statues, ceramic pots, etc.. Lake Butrint or ancient Pelodesi is a marine tektoniko-lakes Albania's largest with an area of 16.3 km2 and a maximum depth of 24 m. The water basin is characterized by clean water, fish, mussels and wild birds. Lake Butrint communicates with Ionian Sea Vivari channel this natural monument.
Vivari Castle is located on the southern coast Vivari channel, opposite the entrance to Butrint. It has a triangular shape and the three corners is equipped with round towers, where it is the largest south and higher. The castle is thought to be built by anzhuinët in the XIII century. Later it has gone through various stages of reconstruction of the Venetians and Ali Pasha tepelen. Castle in the estuary channel Vivari located near the west coast of Butrint. It was built in vitin1808 to be protected by the French fleet that was placed on its bases in Corfu and the Ionian Islands. Castle has rectangular shape with a length of 30 m and width of 22 m. It is equipped with four towers, two of which are round and located facing the sea. While two other towers in the form of a rectangle. Turrets and cannons had as an intention to stop any potential landfall through Vivari enemy fleets to conquer Butrint. Mahallasë Castle is situated on a hill near the river valley Pavle. Built in 1797 it has the form of a trapeze quadrangle with towers at the corners. It was built as a fortress garrison to control arteries passing movements here.
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