Reasons why everyone should visit Vlora at least once

Reasons why everyone should visit Vlora at least once

Reasons why everyone should visit Vlora at least once

Albania may be a little country but there is a lot to see and beautiful places to visit. Especially if you enjoy adventures and the natural environment, you will find it very interesting, they have it all.

Vlora is the third largest city in the country and one of the most beautiful to visit. It is surrounded by some of the greatest beaches in Albania, ancient monasteries, castles and archaeological parks that are unforgettable.

Let’s have a look the best places to visit in Vlora:

1. Zvërnec Island

Covered in pines, this small gorgeous island off the coast of Vlora can be reached by walking along a 270- meter-long bridge, offering the visitor a one-of-a-kind experience with nature. The island and the village lie along the northern part of Vlora. The village is famous for its wonderful wine production so you may stop by to taste a glass or two before or after heading to the island.

 

2. Gjipe beach

Gjipe beach is famous for its beauties and natural contrasts in the entire Albanian Riviera and is about 200 m width reaching up to 50m and it is created in the delta of wild brook of Gjipe. The beach is preserved almost at a virgin state and untouched by human influence.

3. Dhermi beach

“In front of the sea happiness is a simple idea”, the French writer Jean Claude Izzo once wrote, and, indeed, Dhërmi’s part of the Ionian coast is deserving of these lines. It is because of this very reason that thousands of local and foreign tourists annually choose Dhërmi as their summer vacation destination.

4. Lungomare/ Pedestrian zone 

The Lungomare Vlora  is envisioned as a vibrant pedestrian zone and a major recreational area facing some of the new inhabited parts of the city, but in itself represents the oldest touristic attraction of the city.

5. The ethnographic museum of Vlora

Is housed in a typical Vlora house build in the mid nineteenth century. It was restored some years ago and has a small collection of about 300 objects, ranging from costumes to utensils.

 

/Kristiana Laska/

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