OUR ULTIMATE COVID BOOKING GUARANTEE. FIND OUT MORE
The Albanian Riviera is one of the most beautiful places to see, not just in Albania but in Europe. Famous for its pristine beaches lapped by crystalline waters, the Albanian Riviera is home to enchanting villages that are worth a visit too. If you are planning a trip to Albania for the summer, read our list of the best hamlets to visit in this stunning area of the Land of the Eagles.
Nestled between Dhërmi and Himara, Vuno is one of the most beautiful hamlets of the Albanian Riviera. It looks like a small Greek village with white houses, flowers and several churches that give it a lot of charm. We suggest you spend here some time before continuing your coastal tour. A plus here is the presence of two of the most beautiful beaches of the country, Gjipe Beach and Jale, both located near the village and well-known summer destinations.
A not-to-miss place to visit in this area is Qeparo, a nice bilingual seaside village inhabited by Albanians and Greeks. It is one of the favorite summer destinations of locals who love to spend their time in this beautiful hamlet surrounded by nature and gorgeous beaches. If you are a history enthusiast, don’t miss the chance to visit the Ali Pasha Castle, one of the highlights of Albania, a wonderful Venetian castle surrounded by a magnificent bay not far from Qeparo.
One of the main villages of the Albanian Riviera is Borsh, a beautiful place that offers terrific views, pristine beaches and interesting archaeological rests. Borsh is famous for olive oil production since the ancient times. If you want to buy something typical, a bottle of this good olive oil is a great idea. Borsh is also home to the largest beach of Albania, the 7-kilometer sandy Borsh Beach, perfect for families and children. A not-to-miss place in Borsh is Ujvara, a restaurant/café located right in the middle of the village and built around a stunning waterfall (Ujvara means waterfall) part of the natural monuments of Albania.