Hotel pickup and drop off
Accommodation in the yacht and Breakfast for 3 overnights
Entry tickets at Ali Pasha’s castle
We leave Tirana early in the morning towards Vlora. Our sailing experience starts from Orikum Marina. After some safety instructions we leave the port and start our sailing adventure of the beautiful Ionian Sea. We will sail towards Sazani Island, a former military base during the communist era in Albania. This small island has only recently ben opened for the general public and tourists, as until 2016 it was strictly restricted to get close to it. Due to its strategic position as the closest point between Albania and the Italian peninsula, this island was inhabited for more then 60 years only by military officials and their families. Overnight on the yacht by Shën Jani’s Bay.
There is no better feeling than waking up from the sound of calm waves hitting the shore. Our journey continues on the outside part of Karaburun peninsula towards Grama Bay. The paradise like Grama Bay will be our destination for lunch. If we are lucky and brave enough we will grill our own hunted fish by the bay, otherwise, spaghetti with sauce would be fine ☺. We get ready to explore the rest of Karaburun Peninsula and discovering empty beaches, isolated old churches and hidden caves used by pirates back in the days. Our sailing boat will pass by Drymades and Dhermi beaches (some of the most beautiful ones in Albania). We will spend the night by this amazing beach where stars seem to sparkle more than anywhere else. Overnight in the yacht.
It is time to get a good wind and sail along the coast towards another empty beautiful beach the Gjipe Beach. We will pass one by one small villages clinging to rock faces by the seaside, all tumbledown stone walls and narrow pathways, overhung with vines full of grapes, and trees heavy with figs and walnuts. Our next stop will be the beautiful castle of Ali Pasha at Porto Palermo. In the afternoon we arrive in Himara, where we visit the town. Overnight in the yacht in Himara.
We will wake up with a view that seems straight out of a fairy-tale, an iridescent glow of greens and blues waters. After breakfast with a seaside view, we enjoy a final swim in the crystal clear waters of Himara. We will drive back towards Tirana along the Albanian Riviera. On request we could offer you a serious shot of adrenaline for a paragliding experience from Llogara National Park (80 Euros per person extra charge). Sharing a glass of wine and driving back to Tirana we mark the end of this unforgettable yacht tour of the Ionian Riviera.