THE ALBANIAN RIVIERA IS BLESSED WITH 300 DAYS OF SUN
Albania’s rugged coastline, with traditional villages nestled in isolated bays and golden beaches lapped by turquoise waters, was a revelation when travelers first started discovering the country a decade ago.
Since then Europe’s last untouched beaches have changed almost beyond recognition, but there’s still plenty of reason to come here and explore this magnificent coastline where the Adriatic and Ionian seas meet.
The Adriatic and Ionian Sea form the approximately 316 km long coast of Albania. Due to the clear sea and the climatic conditions, the diversity of the Albanian coast offers something for everyone.
The beaches of the Adriatic coast are made of fine sand and the sea is gently sloping and therefore also suitable for children. With 250 days of sunshine a year and warm temperatures from mid-April, Albania offers ideal conditions for your beach vacation.
Velipoja Beach is the northernmost beach in the country and is 22 km from the city of Shkodër. The 4 km long fine sandy beach is suitable for a family vacation.
Shengjin and Tale
Shengjin and Tale have a coastline with a length of about 38 km, here you will find countless hotels and restaurants.
The beaches are quiet, clean and the local food with lots of fresh fish is very cheap. The lagoons of Patok and Kanu-Vain offer an extraordinary variety of animals and plants. Shëngjin.
North of Shëngjin, in front of Renci, lies the beautiful beach of Rana e Hedhun (thrown sand).
Durres is the second largest city in Albania and has the largest port in the country. The range of hotels and resorts is huge here. But the beaches here are crowded and not as beautiful as anywhere else.
Gjiri i Lalzit
We recommend “Gjiri i Lalzit”, the beach is forty minutes away from Durres and the hotel complexes are of European quality.
Kepi i Rodonit
Kepi i Rodonit is our next insider tip. Here you can camp wonderfully, a dreamlike bay with a small old church. There they are in the middle of nature on a fine sandy beach with clear sea.
Vlora is approx. 150 km from Tirana and can be reached in approx. 2 hours by car via the SH4 and SH8 motorways. In the city center on the promenade, the beach is made of dark sand and the water is very clear. The beach in Vlora, like in Durres, is overcrowded by the locals and is therefore not recommended.
Vlora is a very good starting point to reach other bays. The hotels are very cheap and the nightlife is very active