With its mild climate and incredible view of the Ionian Sea, Saranda is maybe Albania's only tourist town. When Conde Nast Traveler once wrote that Albania was "the next place", they probably had this city in mind.

With its small hotels, cafes and palm trees that line the colonnade along the sea, Saranda has always been popular with Albanian newlyweds. The city is also becoming popular with Greeks thanks daily ferry service from Corfu. The ferries also provide an excellent access point into the sights of Southern Albania.

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