With a history of old pirate myths & legends, the Karaburun Peninsula is now one of the most visited locations in the south. And certainly for a good reason. Beautiful mysterious caves, pristine, crystal-clear waters and a breathtaking landscape make the boat trip to the peninsula an unforgettable experience. During the warmer months, boats depart daily only a few steps from the hotel. Most boats trips offer a full tour of the caves, the must-see sites in the peninsula as well as plenty of time for relaxing in the area’s most extraordinary beaches.
Across the street from the hotel, you’ll find the National Museum of Independence, calling out all history lovers to experience first-hand the house in which independence was declared in 1912, a landmark of modern Albanian history. Explore the various rooms of the house where the country’s first head of state, Ismail Qemali, set up the first independent Albanian government and leave with a deeper understanding of Albanian identity and history
Only a 15 minute drive from the hotel, the St.Mary’s Monastery, a medieval Byzantine church is a great place to visit in Zvërnec. Located on a small island connected by a wooden bridge, the old monastery offers a peaceful, picturesque retreat. The ride to the monastery is definitely worth noting: thousands of pine trees, beautiful views of the Narta lagoon and perhaps you might be lucky to spot some of the rare birds that take shelter in the area. As for dining and entertainment, you’ll find plenty of beautiful sandy beaches as well as casual restaurants that serve fish and delicious specialties of the area.
A hub of bars & restaurants, the seaside Lungomare Promenade is a great option for spending a lively afternoon. Only a few steps from the hotel, the promenade is a perfect way to emerge yourself in the city like a true local. Although exploring by foot is certainly a great option, we suggest renting a bike to complete the entire route offering stunning sunset views and beautiful palm trees.
A remnant of Ottoman Rule in Albania, Muradie Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Albania, located near the city’s historic center, referred to as “The Old Town” or the “The Old Vlore”. Recently renovated, the city’s historic center is an attraction for tourists and locals alike. Shopping through colorful souvenir shops, relaxing in the area’s coffee shops playing live music during summer evenings are a perfect way to spend your afternoon. As you walk from the hotel to the old town, you’ll stroll through the city’s main boulevard, a hub of local boutiques and shops.
One of Albania’s most incredibly scenic routes, the Llogara Pass is a high mountain pass overlooking the Ionian coast. Only a 40-minute drive from the hotel, Llogara’s wilderness and panoramic views are a must-see during your trip to Albania. The drive along the scenic route is certainly an experience of their own: blue skies, beautifully-shaped trees from air currents and spectacular views of the Ionian coast. Stop along the way at one of the panoramic viewpoints to take pictures or at Llogara’s National Park for a relaxing break surrounded by beautiful nature.
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