Pictures from Albanian Riviera
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These photos have been taken over the last few years during our visits in Albanian Riviera. Hope that you will enjoy browsing through them. If you like this gallery, please share it with your friends using Like, Twitter or Google Plus buttons. You’re welcome to leave a comment at the bottom of the page.
A view from the surrounding mountains towards Orikum. Vlore can be seen in the far left.
Orikum, view to the east.
Orikum: view to the west on the lagoon and the peninsula.
Orikum: view over Bay of Vlore.
Orikum, the church of Marmiroi
Orikum - on the way to Karaburuni mountains.
The church of Marmiroi dated from VIII century (admission free).
Orikum - Karaburuni mountains.
In the Karaburuni mountains.
Orikum can be seen in the far left. In the foreground there is an old military naval base presently manned by a few NATO troops.
On a beach in Radhime - near Orikum.
An unspoilt beach in Karaburuni peninsula (4hrs walk from Orikum through the mountains).
Albanian riviera all the way to Greece.
Climbing to the top of Chiqa.
At the top of Chiqa, view towards Orikum which can be seen in the middle of picture near the sea.
Another view of Chiqa peak.
The road through Llogara Pass.
View from Llogara Pass towards Orikum.
Ruins of St Theodor’s Monastery, Cika peaks in the background
Ruins of St Theodor’s Monastery
Gjipe beach accessible only on foot, boat or a good 4x4 car.
Near Dhermi - bunkers are common sight in Albania.
View from one of the bunkers.
Another view of Chiqa peaks - from the beach in Dhermi.
Secluded beach near Dhermi (Palase beach). Well worth visiting. Less than one hour drive from Orikum
Ionian sea, Palase beach.
Ionian sea, this place is perfect for diving and snorkeling.
Dhermi - a path along the beach
Secluded beach near Dhermi
The only beach in Karaburun peninsula which is commercialized during peak season
Amazing underwater colours in the cave of pirate Haxhi Aliu
Karaburuni peninsula - a wrecked ship.
At the top of Karaburuni peninsula. Sazani island in front. You can get there from Orikum by either a hired boat (2-3hrs) or by walking along the peninsula (12-15hrs).
Near the tip of the Karaburun peninsula
Salt formation on the rocks in Karaburun
On a beach in the Karaburun. The only way to get there is by a boat.
Grama Bay - this natural harbour was used as a port in ancient times
Seashells which I found in the Ionian sea
Sunset over Sazani island.
Ruins of ancient city of Appolonia
Orikum - archeological park.
Orikum - remains of ancient Roman town.
Probably the biggest archaeological attraction in Albania - the ruins of Butrint. The oldest ruins are some 2500 years old. Here is Sanctuarium of Asclepius (III Cent. BC)
Butrint - the ruins of Amphitheatre.
The Great Basilica in Butrint (VI Cent AD).
External sites you may also find useful (random links):Albanian Riviera on WikipediaAlbanian Riviera on WikitravelAlbanian Riviera named a top tourist destination in 2012Weather forecast for Albanian Riviera (Vlore)Albanian Tourist Guide