A Beautiful And Relaxing Holiday On The Ionian Sea 6 Days 5nights

About Trip:

A relaxing getaway on the white sandy and stone beaches of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, lands planted with olives and oranges, a mixture of crystal turquoise sea water and beautiful mountains,

You will able to explore the most beautiful natural sights, and you’ll explore stunning castles, learn about antiquity and new cultures, and sample a feast of traditional delicacies.


  • Durres
  • Sarande
  • Ksamil Beach
  • Mirrors Beach
  • Manastiri Beach
  • Seagull Beach
  • Blue Eye Beach
  • Gjirokaster

Trip Fact

  • Trip Name: A Beautiful And Relaxing Holiday On The Ionian Sea 6 Days 5nights
  • Trip Code: TL-337-52
  • Country: Albania
  • Type: Group Tour
  • Activities: Beach Holidays,Culture & History Tours
  • Starting Point: Tirana
  • Ending Point: Tirana

Trip Grade
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What to expect ?

Explore the natural beauty, culture, history and much more!


Day 1 Airport –Durres (33km)
Places to visit:

  • The Venetian tower
  • The Archaeological Museum
  • The Roman period Amphitheater

From the airport you will be driven to Durres city. Once there we will go out to visit the city, stopping by the tower of Durres, a Venetian tower, and the Archeological Museum founded in 1951, which is one of the largest archaeological museums in the country. Next to the museum we will also visit the Roman period Amphitheatre built in the 2nd century AD during Roman Emperor Trajan. It is one of the most important amphitheaters in the Balkan Peninsula, once having a capacity of 20.000 people, and has no analogs in Albania. It was discovered in the late 1900s. Overnight in Durres

Day 2 Durres – Sarande (318km)
Places to visit:

  • the Castle of Vasiliqi

Our next destination is Saranda, a wonderful seaside city along the Ionian Sea in southern Albania, famous for its clear emerald waters and white pebbled beaches. Then we will take a rest and lunch in Llogara, where we will enjoy the traditional food of the area, including lamb meat, fresh vegetables and yoghurt, nuts and honey. We will then continue to the Castle of Vasiliqi which was built by the strategist Ali Pashe Tepelena in honor of his wife, Vasiliqia. The castle seen from above has the shape of a triangle and is situated in the peninsula of Porto-Palermo. In communism this castle was used as a prison, but nowadays it is a tourist site to be enjoyed by everyone. Overnight in Saranda

Day 3 Sarande-Ksamil Beach-Mirrors Beach (30km)

Places to visit:

  • Ksamil
  • The Beach Of Mirrors

This a day under the sun and in the blue waters of the Ionian Sea! We will start our journey toward Ksamil, where we will see four small islands. Many beach bars and restaurants can be found here, where you will have the possibility to enjoy tasty cocktails and have a delicious lunch. After lunch you will move to another wonderful beach named the Beach of Mirrors, because of the rocks shining under the sun rays. Finally we will go back to Saranda, where you can enjoy a walk down the pedestrian area of the city along the beach and enjoy the night life.

Day 4 Sarande- The Manastir Beach- The Seagull Beach (32 km)
Places to visit:

  • The Seagull Beach
  • the Manastir Beach
  • the Castle of Lekursi

We will begin today at wonderful virgin beaches with crystal water and white stone seashores: the Seagull Beach (named for the many seagulls that comes every summer) and the Manastir Beach. Lunch, our next destination will be the Castle of Lekursi, situated at the top of the hill overlooking Saranda and the beautiful sea. Overnight in Saranda

Day 5 Sarande- Blue Eye Spring-Gjirokaster-Durres (282 km)

Places to visit:

  • The Blue Eye Spring
  • Ottoman Bazaar
  • The Castle Of Argjiro
  • Today we will head to Gjirokastra.

On our way we will make a special stop at the Blue Eye Spring, which just might be the most fascinating place in all of Albania! The deep blue water (the deep is never known) has the shape of the iris of an eye, which is where its name comes from. We will stop him for a while and take pictures, marveling at how blue the waters are and how quickly they bubble up out of the ground. We will then leave the Blue Eye Spring and travel toward Gjirokastra city. Once we arrive you can visit the stone town and its traditional Ottoman Bazaar which was built in the 17th century. We will have lunch and after that we will make our way to the castle of Argjiro. Here we will spend the afternoon with the wonderful sightseeing that Gjirokastra offers. From Gjirokastra we will travel toward Durres. Overnight in Durres

Day 6 Durres-Airport (32km)
After a lovely breakfast at the hotel we will take you to the airport, hoping that you have enjoyed this beautiful and relaxing holiday! End of our services.

Cost Details

Price Include:
  • A dedicated person staying in your disposal
  • 24 hr support
  • All entrance in museums
  • Castles and archaeological parks tickets
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast
Price Exclude
  • All extras
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks
  • Everything left as optional in this program

Additional Services

  • Reserved parking

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Allow cancellations with full refund up to 7 days before the tour start date.

Trip Notes

For those looking for a relaxing getaway on the white sandy and stone beaches of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, lands planted with olives and oranges, a mixture of crystal turquoise sea water and beautiful mountains, we highly recommend this tour!

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This tour is organised by Globus Travel

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