Sarande (or Saranda/Sarandë) is a town and municipality located in Vlorë County, southern Albania. Sarande is one of the major tourist attractions of Albanian Riviera. It lies on an open sea gulf of Ionian Sea in central Mediterranean, around 14 km (8.7 miles) east of the north end of the Greek island Corfu.
The present municipality was made at the local government reform in 2015 by the merger of former municipalities Sarande and Ksamil, which became municipal units. The municipality's seat is the town Sarande. Its total population is 20,230 people on a total area of 59 km2 (22.8 ml2). The population of the former municipality was 17,230 in 2011, but the population according to civil offices is 41,170 (as of 2013).
Close to Sarande are the remains of the ancient Butrint city, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Sarande has a Greek minority. It is considered one of the two centers of Greek community in Albania.
Given its Mediterranean climate and coastal access, Sarandе has become a popular tourist site and by far one of the most visited destination in Albania since the fall of communism. Tourism is the main driver of town's economy. Sarandе is a prosperous region with various attractions, just the right place for development of tourism. Its stony beaches are decent and there are a lot of sights in and around, including the amazing Blue Eye Spring and the ancient archaeological site of Butrint. Between Butrint and Sarande, the beautiful beaches and islands of Ksamil are best for a dip after a day rich of exploring.
Highlights: Albanian riviera, Butrint ruins
The Sarande cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Sarande, Albania.
If you lose the Sarande location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Sarande cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Sarande, Albania. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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