Trip ideas in Albanian Riviera

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Walk from Orikum to Dukat i Ri (New Dukat)

Walk from Orikum to Dukat i Ri (New Dukat)

Walk from Orikum to Dukat i Ri (New Dukat)

Although New Dukat (Dukat i Ri), the conclusion of this walk, is not as fascinating as some of the other villages in Albanian Riviera that I’ve visited, the paths along the foothills of the Resa i Kanelit range of mountains are well worth exploring. [...]

Llogara Pass and Llogara National Park

Llogara Pass and Llogara National Park

Llogara Pass and Llogara National Park

Llogara Pass is the famous winding road passing through Acroceraunian Mountains in Llogara National Park and overlooking the Ionian coast of Albanian Riviera. From the top of the Llogara Pass you can attempt to climb Cika peak or just drive through one of the best scenic drives you will ever do.[...]

Top 5 beaches in Albanian Riviera

Top 5 beaches in Albanian Riviera

Top 5 beaches in Albanian Riviera

Beach holiday is about relaxing and getting away from it all. Although this is not an official ranking, the verdict as to which beach is the best in Albanian Riviera is a judgment which can be made only by visiting in person. So, relax and go to the beach![...]

Tragjas i Vieter (Old Tragjas)

Tragjas i Vieter (Old Tragjas)

Tragjas i Vieter (Old Tragjas)

This walk to Tragjas is essential if you want to explore the ancient past and see a rare example of a traditional Albanian village and find spectacular views. The beautiful ancient village of Tragjas was bombed in 1943 because of partisan sympathies and has been abandoned ever since. [...]

Radhime - exploring an ancient path

Radhime – exploring an ancient path

Radhime – exploring an ancient path

Radhime which lies between Vlore and Orikum in the Albanian Riviera is known for it’s beaches and hotels but the village of Radhime perches above in quiet solitude with it’s superb views. This walk takes you there by the back road to Tragjas.[...]

Traveling solo in Albanian Riviera

Traveling solo in Albanian Riviera

Traveling solo in Albanian Riviera

There is a quality to solo travel that somehow draws people in. The romance of simply packing a few things and heading out for explorations and adventures that still rings with a Hemingway-esque romance. Solo traveling along the Albanian Riviera coast is a delight as the traditional Albanian hospitality puts you at ease almost every time you need something.[...]

Walk across Karaburun peninsula: the trip

Walk across Karaburun peninsula: the trip “to the other side”

Walk across Karaburun peninsula: the trip “to the other side”

Two days after our successful trip through the Gjipe canyon we undertook another trip – this time we decided to cross the Karaburun mountains – which we could see from our apartment’s window – and spend the night on a beautiful and isolated beach of Ionian sea – “on the other side”.[...]

Gjipe canyon & beach

Gjipe canyon & beach

How we didn’t get to the Gjipe beach

Gjipe offers two fabulous attractions: spectacular and virtually impassable canyon and a world class beautiful beach. Both the Gjipe canyon and the beach can be explored at the same time. [...]

Butrint - spectacular archaelogical site

Butrint – spectacular archaelogical site

Butrint – Albania’s most spectacular archaelogical site

Even if you are not particularly interested in archaeology you should still visit the site of Butrint – an UNESCO World Heritage site. Butrint is probably the most spectacular archeological location in Albania and contains remains dating from so many different periods covering 2500 years.[...]

Dhermi - my first snorkeling experience

Dhermi – my first snorkeling experience

Dhermi – (probably) the best beach destination in Albania

I have wanted to learn how to dive ever since I saw the movie “The Big Blue”. I began by thinking about snorkeling to start with. My first attempt to snorkel took place in Dhermi in the Ionian sea with water so clear that without descending deeper than my snorkel allowed me to, I could see the mysterious underwater world: rock formations and shoals of various kinds of small fish. [...]