Albanian Riviera. Are you ready for an incredible adventure?

Albania

The length of the coast of Albania from north to south is 300 km, it's beautiful sandy beaches of the Adriatic Sea and the beautiful beaches of the azure Ionian Sea. Today we keep the way to the south through the famous Albanian Riviera, where everyone will find the best beach, whether it is a noisy place with a special evening of entertainment or a secluded beach, far away from civilization ... Let's go!
 



Our vacation in September, we started with a holiday in the Bay of Vlora, in a small village with a beautiful name Orikum. And no less beautiful coastline. The sea in the bay is warm, the water is so pure that is visible at the bottom of each stone. Beaches in September already deserted.
 


 



A few days later we went on a trip to the Riviera, but first we waited for moving through a mountain pass ... Llogara Orikum From there leads a good paved road, which accompanied us all along the coast, so that the myth of the bad roads in Albania - it's still Myth:
 


 



In the vast area of ​​the National Park Llogara through which the road leads to the Albanian Riviera, you can find rare species of coniferous trees, there is a black and Bosnian pine, spruce, ash ... Driving to the park, we immediately open the windows in the car to feel fresh aroma of pine needles ...
 



Along the way, many roadside cafes and restaurants, shops with mountain honey, we stayed in one of the trips to the tourist complex to look at its inhabitants - sika deer:
 



Among the other inhabitants of the National Park - foxes, wolves, fallow deer, roe deer, otters, squirrels and others., So be careful on the roadway! At the top of the mountain pass we stopped. There are wonderful restaurants with panoramic views of the coast, from the observation platform can be considered even boats and ferries, sailing along the coast.


 


 



On the descent we are waiting for the stunning scenery ...
 


 


 


 


 


 




From time to time we meet observation platforms where you can not only make wonderful pictures, but also give your car a rest.
 



The height of the mountain pass of more than 2000 m above sea level, approximately 1000 meters you can often find a paraglider planning to the beaches of the Riviera ...
 


 



Here you can see the coast through the eyes of a paraglider http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2JR_2EA XXI

annually in Albania hold competitions for paragliding, this year Albania Open will be held from 5 to 10 May at the mountain pass Llogara. After descending stunning views do not stop, because the road leads along the coast of the best beaches in Albania Yali, the dermis, Himari, Cheparo, soup and other resort towns, so the temptation to turn off the road to the beach on a hot day does not let us throughout the trip :) Beaches in Albanian Riviera, mostly pebble and rocky, sea, transparent and incredibly clean ... the afternoon you can relax, swim in the sea,




 



boating, catamaran, jet ski,
 



playing beach volleyball ...
 



prohlazhdas and bars ..
 


 


 



In the evening, become a member of foam parties, music festivals, stroll along the beach at sunset ... or even meet your soul mate :)
 



Well, as we continue our way to the south and follow the signs, speed limit on certain stretches of road 20-30-40 km!
 


 



The road along the Albanian Riviera now and then immersed in the green of olive groves in the region to produce quality olive oil.
 



Make a stop in Himara, here a great promenade for an evening promenade
 


 



and lots of cafes, bars and restaurants serving all your favorite fresh seafood ...
 



A few kilometers from the bay Himara Porto Palermo with a fortress of the 19th century, there existed in the Soviet era submarine base.
 



Another beautiful beach ...
 



Riviera - the most popular place for recreation not only among the Albanians, but also many tourists from Europe, so the season is difficult to find housing and better to book in advance. It offers guests there are 3 * 4 * 5 * hotels, all kinds of villas and guest houses,
 


 



and even equipped with all necessary camping. Taking a walk around the neighborhood in the evening the dermis, we met a lot of fun companies tourists from different countries, singing songs with a guitar on the territory of camping ...
 



Our autotravel south of Albania is almost complete, still a little green seascapes,
 



and we got to Saranda, one of the most popular resorts, "the southern gate of Albania", there is a small port for ferries to the Greek island of Corfu ...
 



But this region, I will write an article ...