Along the southern coast of Albania, in the area between Himarë and Saranda, the small beach of Porto Palermo is certainly one of the favorite destinations for tourists. Only one hour from Saranda city the colore of the sea of this bay is simply unbelievable. Perfect for swimming, kayaking ,stand up paddle or snorkeling. So bright, crystal clear and blue that it really seems unreal. It contrasts strongly with the burned by the sun coastline, creating absolutely spectacular views.Preparing for paddling in Porto Palermo bay and kayaking for about 3 hours. Local fish lunch in a traditional restaurant. Visit Porto Palermo Castle, sometimes known as the Castle of Ali Pasha, was probably built by the Venetians when they used to rule the area. It connects to the mainland by a narrow strip of land and it used to serve as a Soviet submarine base. The castle of Porto Palermo is fascinating and the history of the area could take up many days of reading.
- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
Level of difficulty (1-5) 2
Best Period to Experience February – November
Preparing for paddling in Porto Palermo bay and kayaking for about 3 hours. Local fish lunch in a traditional restaurant. Visit Porto Palermo Castle, Huffington Post ranked Porto Palermo first among 15 Undiscovered European Destinations for 2014. Sometimes known as the Castle of Ali Pasha, was probably built by the Venetians when they used to rule the area. It connects to the mainland by a narrow strip of land and it used to serve as a Soviet submarine base.
The castle of Porto Palermo is fascinating and the history of the area could take up many days of reading. Sit to the soak up and look at your surroundings and think of all the people that have passed through there- Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs, Serbs, Goths, Ottoman rulers, artists, aristocracy, communist prisoners, Soviet soldiers, and curious English girls, retracing the footsteps of her ancestor.
You should have worn:
- Swimming bath
- Very sport light wear (short trousers and t-shirt)
- Sandals / sneakers for walking, strong and non-slippery
- Sun glasses
- A smile
You should take with you:
- Sunlight protection cream
- A pair of underneath
- An extra pair of long trouser, t-shirt
Provided by us:
- Professional guide
- Kayaking equipment
- Anti Mosquito spray
- Waterproof bag
- Local fish lunch
We’re really flexible and none of our itineraries are written in stone, so if you have a particular interest you’d like to include or you need to leave a trip earlier or join later (at a pro-rated fare), just let us know and we can almost always make it happen. Likewise, all adventure travel requires a certain amount of flexibility and we sometimes have to make minor changes to the activities because of weather and availability, but we have plenty of options up our sleeve.
Meeting point – Porto Palermo Bay,Himare @ 9 a.m.
If you need the transfer from any other city please inform us and we will organize your transfer.
- Kayaking in Port Palermo Bay
- Visit to the Ali Pasha Castle
- Local fish lunch
The trip fare doesn’t include coffee and any kind of drink except water. You’ll probably feel like tipping your guides at the end of a fabulous trip.
Pricing NameStartEndGroup (Min-Max)Pricing
No Details Found