Since we're already in northern Greece at the end of August, (click to read our adventure in Tzoumerka ), and just about 3 hours to cross to Albania, we decided to visit Ksamil and Sarande!
Sarande and Ksamil were very beautiful! There are tourists from all over Europe! I think this is a good summer destination option. Unfortunately, the only airport in Albania is in Tirana. Crossing the border with the car was simply the best way for us. The road infrastructure is not the best but the beautiful beaches and the clear water pays off the long drive.
Sarande is ideal for vacation not only because of it's scenery, the prices in their local currency LEK, are 25-30% lower compared to average European countries. Just 5 years ago, their currency was even lower (40-50%) but because the tourist industry started growing, it supported their economy even more.
Wherever you see a shore, it automatically means there is at least 2 beach bars!
Tip: Most of the locals in these areas can speak Greek, so for us it was a bit easier to communicate with them, but they speak English just as fine :)
Tzoumerka is a lesser known destination even for locals. This might just be the Greeks' best kept secret! Stone mansions, cobblestone streets, scenic vistas and quaint squares with Greeks drinking their fave coffee! Every corner of this place is instagrammable. This place is also a paradise for outdoor activities : trekking, hiking, canyoning, rafting and even just by looking what is around you.
The Lake below is called "Limni Kremaston" and it was in our way to Tzoumerka
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Summer is here so we packed all our camping gear and got ready for the road!
This is the first time that we are bringing anyone with us for such a long trip. This is also Ntak’s first time in a road trip and camping trip: Challenge accepted!
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Most of the hard work come from Kyrie's hand, Giorgos is the face on the photos, it's his "creative" shots and he's the master of the ceremony :) Live Your Myth
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