KsamilAlbania

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Relax in the sun and swim in the perfectly clear waters at Albania’s up-and-coming resort, where cultural and natural attractions are easily accessible.

Ksamil is one of the Albanian Riviera’s most alluring resorts. A sheltered cove, with perfect white sand and sparkling clear waters, sits at the resort’s heart, offering a romantic and idyllic getaway. Take a boat trip out to the Emerald Islands, set off on a day trip to the Blue Eye natural spring or go in search of history at the ancient city of Butrint.

Find a perfect Mediterranean beach destination at Ksamil, the largest city in southern Albania. Located 10 miles (17 kilometers) south of Sarandë, it is ideally located for a quick getaway. Lounge on the beautiful beach, enhance your tan, rent a paddleboat or try low-key watersports.

Just offshore are the paradise Emerald Islands, known individually as Emerald Island, Small Island, Stone Island and the Twin Islands. Hop on a boat from Ksamil to hike among the abundant plants and birds that thrive here. Try snorkeling or scuba diving in the crystal clear waters.

Watch the sunset from one of the beachside bars, cafés and restaurants that are open late into the evening. Serving a mixture of traditional Albanian dishes and international fare, they are delightful spots in which to relax after a lazy day on the beach.

Ksamil is also well positioned for several daytrips. Spend a day in Sarandë to glimpse Albanian life and culture and to walk the pleasant boardwalk. Join a tour and head to the archaeological site of Butrint, where you will discover an amphitheater, basilica, watchtower and fort. It is just 10 minutes from Ksamil. A little farther is the Blue Eye, a natural 160-foot-deep (50-meter) pool that is the source of the Bistricë River and creates mesmerizing blues and greens.

Get to Ksamil either through Albania’s capital of Tirana or via the closer international airport in Corfu, Greece. From here, take a 30-minute boat ride to reach the major city of Sarandë any time you want.

Top hotels in Ksamil

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Seadel
Hotel Seadel
3 out of 5
Road Orfeu, Ksamil

Situated in Ksamil, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Butrint National Park and Ksamil Islands. Ali Pasha Castle and Butrint are also within 3 miles (5 ...

Hotel Seadel
Hotel Chris
Hotel Chris
3 out of 5
Rruga. Butrinti, Ksamil, Vlora County
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£18
per night
Mar 4 - Mar 5

Situated in Ksamil, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Butrint National Park and Ksamil Islands. Ali Pasha Castle and Butrint are also within 3 miles (5 ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Hotel Chris get place to stay.

"We had a great stay owners were very helpful & friendly.Rooms were very clean. Food was also very good.It was only a 10 minute walk into town.Very quiet at night.Also had fly screens on window's & patio door not to keen on aircon so was ideal as we could leave the window & door open to keep cool.Would ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2019

Hotel Chris
Hotel Luxury
Hotel Luxury
4 out of 5
Rruga Jul Cezari, Ksamil

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Butrint National Park and Ksamil Islands. Ali Pasha Castle and Butrint are also within 3 miles (5 ...

5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"Parking couvert, personnel très agréable et arrangeant, belle vue, grande chambre"…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2019

Hotel Luxury

Popular things to do in Ksamil

Butrint
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Butrint

You can find out about the history of Ksamil with a trip to Butrint. Wander through the seaside and beautiful beaches in this relaxing area.

Port of Corfu
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Port of Corfu

4.5/5(170 reviews)

Enjoy tranquil seafront walks, swim in the Ionian Sea and admire the views of nearby islands at Corfu Town’s peaceful port.

Paleokastritsa Beach
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Paleokastritsa Beach

4.5/5(79 reviews)

Snorkeling in crystal-clear water, walks in scenic olive groves and quiet moments in an ancient monastery await visitors to this pretty beach on Corfu’s west coast.

D Amour Beach
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D Amour Beach

4/5(27 reviews)

One of Corfu’s true natural wonders features fascinating rock formations and secluded coves surrounded by the idyllic waters of the Ionian Sea.   

Barbati Beach
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Barbati Beach

4.5/5(13 reviews)

Vacations at this pretty beach on Corfu’s east coast offer watersports, a scenic mountain backdrop and unsurpassed views of the Ionian Sea. 

Achilleion
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Achilleion

4/5(43 reviews)

Admire the architecture of a neoclassical palace and walk amid spectacular gardens while enjoying sweeping views of Corfu’s coastline.

Top activities in Ksamil

Blue Eye (half-daytrip)
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Blue Eye (half-daytrip)

£32

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: The Blue Eye, Vlore 9706 Albania The Blue Eye (Syri i Kaltër) is a water spring and natural phenomenon occurring near Muzinë in Vlorë County, southern Albania.

Private Shore Excursion: Achilleion Palace, Palaiokastritsa & City Tour
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Private Shore Excursion: Achilleion Palace, Palaiokastritsa & City Tour

£101

Some of the most popular sites on Corfu form the setting for this shore excursion, complete with a personal guide. Visit the palace of Achilleion and the monastery of Palaiokastritsa, take a guided tour of Corfu Town, and get some leisure time to relax on the island.

Skip the Line: Casa Parlante Historical Museum Tour Ticket in Corfu
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Skip the Line: Casa Parlante Historical Museum Tour Ticket in Corfu

£8

Visit: Casa Parlante, Nikorou Theotoki 16, Corfu Town 49100 Greece “Welcome! Please, come in! The Count will be with you presently. He hopes you will join him and the Countess in the drawing room for tea.” This is what you would hear at Casa Parlante, the most alive historical museum in Corfu.

Taste traditional Corfiot products and cocktail, by LAZARIS
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Taste traditional Corfiot products and cocktail, by LAZARIS

£4

Itinerary When you arrive, you will come to our store and taste a number of sweets and liqueurs that we produce. The guide will tell you more about the products, their history, details of their production and what makes these products special.

Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Barbati, up to 7 customers
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Transfer from Corfu Airport or Port to Barbati, up to 7 customers

£11

From 1 to 7 clients Transfer is a transportation service which meets and brings you exactly where you asked: our driver meets you at the airport (as close to the Arrivals as possible), at the hotel reception or at the exactly given address, helps you with your luggage and brings you fast- track to your destination.

Governor's Olive Tour with Tasting Experience
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Governor's Olive Tour with Tasting Experience

£55

Visit the birthplace of the multi-awarded winning and first health claim olive oil in the world. The Dafnis Family, producers of “The Governor”, welcome and introduce you, to an unforgettable olive oil experience.