Saranda Embankment
Saranda Embankment
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Martin M
Prague, Czech Republic1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Saranda embankment used to be great place to spend winter time offering great value for price with beautiful coast and sunny beach. Unfortunately the city including public beach is not safe anymore. Few weeks ago I ended up in hospital after a group of local hooligans attacked me there with stones without any reason (locals did not help me, just staring)...I called 112 but the call was accepted by Greek Corfu Police and they informed me that Albanian police is not answering their emergency calls to send me help. Luckily, I survived the attack but surely I will never come back to this city anymore...BE CAREFUL!
Written 8 March 2024
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Tommy599
Two Rivers, WI861 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Population 50,000.

The bay is distinctively crescent-shaped.

• The country went very communistic and aligned itself with Croatia when Tito was alive but went totally hard-core communistic teachings upon his death.
• The country went into total lockdown closing their border to all for 30 years (1960 -1990) and set up a secret police force that came down hard on dissidents, with neighbors turning in any neighbors that talked against the government. Border patrols were instructed to shoot anyone trying to leave the country, and sometimes shooting the families left behind. Such bodies were stacked up in city squares to dis-Swade others thinking to leave the country. Wow just 2 miles away over the water was Corfu Greece (anyone for a swim followed by bullets).
• In 1990 the youth in college revolted and the masses followed, thus the government, seeing the writing on the wall dropped (reevaluated) their hard-core communist teachings attitude and opened their borders. Thousands immediately flooded into Greece, and the Greeks were not happy, but then realized the refugees were just using Greece as a steppingstone to other EU countries.
• In 2005 Albania joined NATO, and the current 146 members in parliament are currently petitioning to join the European union.
• When Albania was under the Communist government there was only one hotel and almost no motor vehicles (population was instructed to riding bicycles), thus the roads were very narrow.
Today there are over 200 hotels / lots of new apartments and condos, with lots of Europeans moving / retiring here full time (because everything is so inexpensive). Europeans also flock here to get away from the winter months back home.
They tell us the waterfronts are JAMMED with tourist in the months of June /July / August, as that is when Europeans like to travel away from the Europe heat to a tropical area.
It cost 400€ a month to rent a two-bedroom apartment (that rate is if you are renting for the entire 12 months), but higher if you want a short-term rental.
What we observed is this country is it on the verge of becoming a vacation paradise that many are calling it the Albanian Riveria (growing out of communism), so if you have a few dollars to invest, it might be well worth your while.
Written 28 November 2023
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Fussell
London, UK172 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
An attempt has been made (in contrast to the shabby, noisy beach front on Vlore) to make the promenade softer and gentler with gardens and landscaping. The bars are quieter, the beach although busy, less packed and the whole feel less touristy. Noticeably, the walkers along the promenade are a little smarter and more cosmopolitan. Fewer monstrous hotel buildings, no hawkers from North Africa, no loud bars. A neat marina completes the picture and a short walk to the old town worth taking.
Written 19 September 2023
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Hc
8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I want to start by saying Saranda is visually beautiful...the water is clear and beaches clean for the most part. As a whole I don't recommend it for tourists mainly because as of 2023 the prices are nearly usa prices but the quality is just not there. Every restaurant serves the exact same mediocre food. Expect to pay 30.00 USD for basic breakfast for two. The prices are too high for what they offer. You can go to prettier Mediterranean places with nicer people places and food. I literally have no idea what constitutes Albanian culture....I didn't see any food music or Art. Basically Year round Albanian residents make their yearly income in four months during the summer....hence the 10 usd taxi ride for 3 minutes...I'm not sure what people do the other 8 months of the year but I recommend they use that time to strategize how to truly revitalize their country rather than just creating a money grab for the summer. I would not come back.
Written 27 August 2023
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Ken Q
Denver, United States826 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Fun place to walk around and enjoy the scenic views of the water. We explored and enjoyed some ice cream to cool off.
Written 25 February 2023
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musicfan2018
Milan, Italy9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This is a beautiful stroll along the Saranda Seafront spoiled by beggars, crazy people on electric scooter, bikes and motor cycles in the midst of thousands of people. What are they thinking? There is no control or management at all and random people are selling every thing from grilled corn to stupid children's toys. Worse of all are the tourist boats tied up there. They blast mussic so loud that you have to practically run past them holding your ears. It's unbearable and I can't imagine sitting in any of the more than 50 cafes along the embankment. It truly is well done and worth seeing early in the morning before all the crazies show up.
Written 5 August 2021
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Yurii Kryvoruchko
Kyiv, Ukraine5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Embankment of Saranda is one of best Promenades.....A lot of new statues are done... All clean and neat ....Crowds of tourists and locals are wandering around .....
Written 11 July 2021
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Adriatik
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Very beatyful boardwalk - and lots of activities, bars and restaurants to choose from where you can enjoy the view
Written 17 October 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This is a classic sea promenade in the central part of town.
It's full of bars and restaurants and becomes very live after dusk.
I wouldn't recommend lodging here as you wont have peace, and also there's almost no beach here, just a small narrow not inviting stretch.
Written 22 September 2020
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Sam L
Durres, Albania1,614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This area has all the bars, restaurants, and coffee houses you could want in a very dense area. You can choose from something next to the water or work your way up street by street to find something that suits your fancy.
Written 31 March 2020
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