If you are in Corfu for a holiday or a trip and you want to discover Albania, the most authentic side of the country, in a single day, Saranda Jeep Tours is the tourist partner suitable for an original and unforgettable excursion.
This fantastic jeep tour to discover Albania starts right from Saranda with a visit to the historic castle of Lekursi, built in 1537 by the Ottoman Empire in a dominant position above the city to protect the entire surrounding region. Today it is a breathtaking place for photos, including beautiful views of Corfu and the Ksamil little islands.
We will continue our tour, aboard the jeeps, driving under the shade of the ancient olive trees and passing through the white beach of Borsh, one of the most beautiful beaches of Saranda.
Here, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the pristine waters of the Ionian Sea and relax on one of the most fascinating beaches of the Albanian Riviera. The Jeep excursion then proceeds to the peninsula of Porto Palermo, the only safe harbor between Saranda and Vlora. Our guides will reveal the story of its fascinating Castle, home of mysteries, power games and intrigues, was ordered by Ali Pasha Teplena as a gift to his wife Vasilliqui. Climbing to the top of the castle terrace we will admire a splendid panoramic view, perhaps among the most suggestive of the Albanian coast.
The discovery of authentic Albania continuous through gastronomy. In fact, the lunch break is scheduled in a very suggestive location where you can taste the delights of Albanian characteristic food, during a rich lunch with a fish menu in a welcoming place overlooking the sea.
The excursion does not end here; fun and wild nature are waiting for you. Through a pleasant and adventurous off-road route, we will arrive at the Blue Eye National Park in Albania. After the walk in the park we will reach the Blue Eye source, an extraordinary lagoon considered a real monument of nature, which enchants visitors from all over the world with its crystal blue waters.
We will be back in Saranda port in time for your re boarding on the afternoon ferry Saranda – Corfu.
How to get to Albania from Corfu?
Getting to Albania from Corfu is very simple. Thanks to the presence of ferries that run the Corfu – Albania route, you can reach the port of Saranda in a group in about an hour’s journey. The distance traveled by sea is in fact only 36 km.
Once you reach the port of Saranda on board the Corfu – Saranda ferry, our staff will welcome you to the ferry mooring point and our professional drivers will guide you towards the pristine beauty of the Albanian Riviera, that is full of beautiful beaches, wild nature, friendly people and unforgettable landscapes.
CORFU – SARANDA: 9.00 (Greek time)
SARANDA – CORFU: 16.30 (Albanian time)
GREECE – ALBANIA: 1h time zone difference
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Our tour includes
Jeep Land Rover open top - 7 seats
Ita - Eng - Fra speaking Guides
Professional Drivers ( 1 for each jeep )
Entrance fees to Blue Eye Spring
Entrance fees to Porto Palermo
Porto Palermo, Himare, Borsh
Blue eye spring, Off road routes, Charming panoramas
CULTURE & HOSPITALITY
Traditional villages, Ali Pasha Castle, Albanian local cuisine
Price adults 49€ - kids (5 - 12 years) 29€
Timetable: 10AM - 5PM ( according to the ferry timetable )
Departure: from Saranda port, where your ferry arriving from Corfu will dock.
Availability: please check out our calendar.
Duration: All day; based on Corfu - Saranda - Corfu ferry timetable.
Payment: 50% through Paypal - 50% to be paid on site.
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Stops during the itenerary
LEKURSI CASTLE (history and panorama)
ALBANIAN RIVIERA (fantastic landscape)
BORSH (pass by a beautiful beach and typical villages)
PORTO PALERMO (Alipasha castle; history ; landscape)