Saranda
Albania, Saranda

The city of Saranda, called the southern gate of Albania, is located on the shores of the Ionian Sea, very close to the Greek island of Corfu - only 30 minutes by ferry separate the city from the island. The name of the city comes from the name of the old Byzantine monastery "Santi Quaranta", which means "Four Saints" in Greek. The population of the city is 32 thousand people (according to 2008 data). The resort is popular with honeymooners and backpackers. Saranda has a wonderful climate, and there are up to 300 sunny days in a year. In ancient times, the city bore the name Onchemus, as the Illyrian tribe Kaon called it.

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