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Front Line Apartment in Sarande - 40 – Home 1748478 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

One bedroom apartment for rent in Saranda, Albania. Front line property, 50 meters from the beach, with a fantastic open-wide sea view. 20 minutes drive from fantastic beaches of Ksamil and touristic attraction of Blue Eye.

Saranda is a beautiful small town of about 33.000 inhabitants, situated in southern Albania, on a beautiful horseshoe bay between the mountains and the Ionian Sea, opposite the northeast part of Corfu's island (Greece) and 26 km close to the Greek borders. In antiquity, Saranda was known as Onchesmus. The present name Saranda derives from an early Christian Monastery dedicated to Agioi Saranda.

Saranda district features a plain relief composed of southern seashore mountains that lie from Borsh to the bay of Ftelia, "Vrugu" fields, Vrina Fields and the hills of Saranda, Lëkurësi, Ksamil, Butrint and Konispol.

It is a gorgeous combination of countless bays, beaches, rocky coastline, hills with olives and citrus, and mountains

One bedroom apartment for rent in Saranda, Albania. Front line property, 50 meters from the beach, with a fantastic open-wide sea view. 20 minutes drive from fantastic beaches of Ksamil and touristic attraction of Blue Eye.

Saranda is a beautiful small town of about 33.000 inhabitants, situated in southern Albania, on a beautiful horseshoe bay between the mountains and the Ionian Sea, opposite the northeast part of Corfu's island (Greece) and 26 km close to the Greek borders. In antiquity, Saranda was known as Onchesmus. The present name Saranda derives from an early Christian Monastery dedicated to Agioi Saranda.

Saranda district features a plain relief composed of southern seashore mountains that lie from Borsh to the bay of Ftelia, "Vrugu" fields, Vrina Fields and the hills of Saranda, Lëkurësi, Ksamil, Butrint and Konispol.

It is a gorgeous combination of countless bays, beaches, rocky coastline, hills with olives and citrus, and mountains that surround the landscape.

Saranda is traversed by Kalasa, Bistrica and Pavlla rivers which flow in the Ionian Sea. The town of Saranda is built in amphitheatric style with three parallel roads. Four series of step stairs lead from the top of the hill of the town down to each promenade

After the revolution of 1990 Saranda was rebuilt in a modern style, featuring a number of modern hotels, bars, restaurants and cafeterias along the promenade with palm trees. Thanks to its perfect location on the gorgeous Ionian Sea and its crystal clear warm waters, warm Mediterranean climate and close proximity to the numerous cultural sights, Saranda gained the spirit of a cosmopolitan town which steadily became one of the most frequented tourist destination in Albania, where honeymooners traditionally spend their holidays.

Saranda typically has over 300 sunny days a year. The inside of the town is a combination of top new buildings, old taverns, cafeterias and houses built in the traditional impressive stone style, even with top roofs of stone plates.

Location description from owner

The Vlore County region

Overall, Saranda is a great location for summer travelers who want a good deal without having to compromise cleanliness or good food. Whether you want to relax on the beach and swim to one of the islands in Ksamil, visit ancient archaeological sites like Butrint, or perhaps just enjoy a nice meal or drink next to the glistening Ionian sea, you will likely find yourself charmed by this unique location.

The name means "40" in Greek ("???????"), and refers to the martyrdom of the 40 Saints of Sebaste (Sebaste is in modern-day Armenia). The story goes, there were 40 Roman soldiers who were to be put to death by order of the Emperor Licinius, since they would not give up their Christianity. It was winter, and the soldiers were forced to lie naked on a frozen pond unless they would give up their faith.

One soldier gave himself up, and was allowed to go ashore to the hot baths, blankets, and warm food that was waiting. The guard who was ordered to keep watch over the dying soldiers, saw a brilliant light over the lake and then immediately professed his faith and went to take the place of the soldier who had left. Thus there were still 40 martyrs, this being relevant since 40 is a sacred number in Christianity.

Ksamil

One of the reasons that Saranda is such a popular summer tourist destination is because it is so convenient to both Greece and Italy, and therefore it's simple to visit all three countries during the same trip. During warm months there are hydrofoil ferries that travel twice a day between Corfu (Greek: Kerkyra) and Saranda.

Also, if you can get yourself 80 miles north along the coast to Vlora, there is a ferry that runs back and forth to Brindisi, Italy and it takes about 5-8 hours each way. Really the distance between Albania and the heel of Italy's boot across the Strait of Otronto is a mere 72 kilometers (42 miles).

Once you get out of the hustle and bustle of Saranda City and drive for about 30 minutes north along the coast, you will find some of the most spectacularly untouched natural beauty. Silver-leaved olive trees line the sparkling mediterranean, parts of which exhibit the bright blue-green color you'd expect to see only in the Caribbean. The beaches in this area are cleaner and much less crowded than those in or near the city.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Lift access
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Ila G
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Calendar updated::
01 May 2016
Based in:
Albania

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian


This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Apr 2014. Located in Vlore County, the average weekly rate varies from £209 to £305.

The property’s calendar was last updated on 01 May 2016.

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