Ksamil Beach in Southern Albania

Ksamil is a small coastal village 15 minutes south of Sarande and just north of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrinti. There are a number of small hotels and restaurants on the mainland all serving fresh fish from the local waters. Three are also four small islands you can easily swim to (or hitch a cheap boat ride to) which each have small bars where you can get a drink. A beautiful little oasis with a lot of potential.

See the full size panorama here.


Ksamili Beach – Ksamili, Albania (near Saranda)

Jul 30, 2006 – 17 Photos

Velipje Beach - near Saranda, Albania

Kejda and I spent the afternoon at Ksamili Beach, a place she visited many times with her parents as a child.  About 15 minutes south of Saranda, this is a much quieter beach (and slightly cleaner) beach than what is available in Saranda harbor.

We both swam across the waterway to the island in the Google Earth screenshot above.  The water was warm and gentle and save for a lone cow rummaging through a dumpster on the way out, this is one of the nicest beaches in Albania we saw.

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