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Saranda Attractions

Saranda has grown rapidly in the past decade; skeletal high-rises crowd around its horseshoe shape and hundreds more are being built in the outlying region. Saranda is bustling in summer – buses are crowded with people carrying swimming gear and the weather means it’s almost obligatory to go for a swim. A daily stream of Corfu holidaymakers take the 45-minute ferry trip to Albania, add the…

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How To Reach Saranda

Saranda can be reached by land or by sea. It is connected with Greece by three routes: To the nearby Greek island of Corfu (New Port). The daily ferryboats are at 10:30; 13:00 and 16:30 (fewer out of season – check with the ticket office at the port). The 10:30 passage is a hydrofoil which takes about 45 minutes. The 16:30 is a car ferry….

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Did You Know

Saranda’s current name derives from the name of the Byzantine monastery of the Agioi Saranda (Greek: Άγιοι Σαράντα), meaning the “Forty Saints” and honoring the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste. Owing to Venetian influence in the region, it often appeared under its Italian name Santi Quaranta on Western maps. In 1912, right after the Albanian Declaration of Independence, the city had only 110 inhabitants. During the…

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