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Private Tour: Paleokastritsa and Corfu Town
"Departing from Corfu's port or your holiday accommodation we drive to Paleokastritsa the west coast's most picturesque resort. Paleokastritsa consists of two large peninsulas and five coves surrounded by wooded hills. With its green mountain backdrop it is an exceptionally beautiful spot. Perched on the rocky northern promontory is the Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary which was founded in 1225. The building which exists today was built later and houses a museum with Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons. Its picturesque bell tower must be one of the most photographed sights in Corfu.The tour will continue with a French and British occupation. The most notable examples are the Old and New Fortresses (Venetian) as well as the Palace of Saint Michael & Saint George (British) which now houses an impressive Museum of Asiatic Art. The Liston (above) is Corfu Town' where people gather to read newspapers and drink coffee or ouzo at the old-established cafes. Its terrace
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City Sightseeing Corfu Hop on Hop off Bus Tour: 1 Day Ticket
"The City Sightseeing tour of Corfu offers the perfect way to see the sights and sounds of the city. See and hear Corfu's history experience the famous sights and monuments with the help of a multilingual commentary in 8 languages as we pass by most of them with our open top double decker buses. Our daily valid ticket gives you the flexibility to explore the city's sights at your l the Old and the New Fortress the Palace of St George and Michael the Venetian mansions the water coloured buildings with the characteristic Corfiot ochre colour and the Pontikonisi island and the Panagia Vlaherna Monastery at 'Kanoni'.There are many alleyways and little streets gardens and beautiful squares such as Bosketo and Spianada
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Private Tour: Paleokastritsa and Corfu Town
"Departing from Corfu's port or your holiday accommodation we drive to Paleokastritsa the west coast's most picturesque resort. Paleokastritsa consists of two large peninsulas and five coves surrounded by wooded hills. With its green mountain backdrop it is an exceptionally beautiful spot. Perched on the rocky northern promontory is the Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary which was founded in 1225. The building which exists today was built later and houses a museum with Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons. Its picturesque bell tower must be one of the most photographed sights in Corfu.The tour will continue with a French and British occupation. The most notable examples are the Old and New Fortresses (Venetian) as well as the Palace of Saint Michael & Saint George (British) which now houses an impressive Museum of Asiatic Art. The Liston (above) is Corfu Town' where people gather to read newspapers and drink coffee or ouzo at the old-established cafes. Its terrace
From EUR290.00

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1988, water basins with jets

All along the promenade, water basins with jets are lined as in any seaside resort. They are not flowing but for sure, this is because of the season. This is looking like a regular seaside resort,...
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Best souvenirs are...

The best souvenirs to bring away from Sarande are:photosleke (although bear in mind that taking leke out of the country is technically illegal)raki (the local spirit, a kind of white brandy? I'm not...
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1988, diggings for ancient remains

The diggings, in the southern part of the bay were not spectacular. As you can see on the photo, only the base of ancient walls has been dug out when a wastewater sewer was installed.In another part...
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1988, the sea front

This photo was taken in May 3rd 1988. Thus, it is not surprising if the sky is cloudy and the background hazy. It is not surprising if in early May that there are not many people wandering on the sea...
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Mercedes Benz

One of the things that will shock you more in this town is the high density of Mercedes Benz cars all around. In fact you can find them in a 9/10 proportion. Everyone seems to have a Mercedes Benz...
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A tourist place

You could feel that Sarande is a really touristic place, at least at a national level. It reminded me the "Costa del Sol" in the early 60s, when the tourism boom was growing and most of the buildings...
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Unfinished buildings

I was shocked while wandering around by all these unfinished buildings you could see. Most of them were half unfinished, as the lower floors were all finished (even with people living inside!), with...
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Street Markets

If you wander around the town you will soon find many street markets. Some of them are just a couple of women selling old clothes and shoes. Some are food stalls (veggies, fruits...).Not the stuff a...
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Old houses

There are a few old houses left in Sarande, I guess they are from a "pre-socialist" period, before they started building those horrible concrete buildings all around (most unfinished BTW). These...
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SOUVENIRS.

Apart from taking photos theres not much you can bring back from a trip to Sarande. My tip is to get a small amount of money changed up into the Albanian Leke when you first arrive. This can be done...
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Tortoise

Walking up a small track I noticed something move ahead of me. After looking closely I realised it was a wild tortoise , unfortunately before I could get my camera to my eye it scurried into the...
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Visit the ancient city of...

Visit the ancient city of Butrint, a World Heritage Site. It was founded by the Greeks in 8th Century BC and has been continuosly inhabited until the 18th century when it was abandoned because of the...
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Corfu

The greek coast is really close to Sarande, you can clearly see the Corfu silhouette in the horizon from the beach.
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WHERE IS SARANDE ?

Sarande is in South eastern Albania , not far from the border with Greece and seperated from Corfu by a small stretch of water.
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Rruga Butrinti, Sarande, Albania
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Lagjja Nr. 1, Rruga, Sarande, 9700, Albania
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Lagja 3, Sarande, 1233, Albania
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Lagja Koder, Sarande, 1233, Albania
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Sarande, Albania
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Rruga Mithat Hoxha Nr10, Lagja 4, Sarande, 7500, Albania
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JLBG

"Saranda and southern Albania, 1988 and now."
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GrantBoone

"From Greece to Albania."
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illumina

"Sarande - entrance to southern Albania"
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AlbaniaLover

"Saranda"
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SirRichard

"The south gate to Albania"
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