Hotel & Tourism


Vila Duraku is a hotel located in the heart of the city of Saranda, one of the best touristic cities in Albania. Saranda is the most attractive place to visit by the foreign visitors in Albania, offering 300 days of sun and wonderful historical places to visit. You can visit places like Butrint, Blue Eye, Lekursi Castle, Ksamil islands, 40 Saints Monastery, and many other places.
The modern architecture of Villa Duraku has preserved the characteristics of this part of the Mediterranean offering an elegant temple shaped, lower floor, light colored. The interior of this boutique style hotel complement the outside with spacious corridors paved in marble and with elegant and airy rooms offering high standard amenities. The restaurant follows the open space concept with fully transparent glass panels overlooking the stylish swimming pool situated among vegetation in the back yard of the villa.
The hotel has 38 Rooms, featuring an outdoor pool, deckchairs and parasols, Vila Duraku in Sarandë also houses an à la carte restaurant and a bar. Rooms come air-conditioned, and free WiFi is provided in the entire building. All accommodation units of Vila Duraku are equipped with cable TV, minibar and safety deposit box. Each en-suite bathroom includes a hairdryer.Free private parking is possible on the premises. Guests have a range of services at their disposal, including a 24-hour reception and currency exchange. A public beach, as well as a range of bars and shops, can be found in the immediate vicinity of the Vila Duraku hotel. Completely focused on offering the best experience at any customer from all around the world.

Vila Duraku is the best choise for everyone that loves comfort, luxury, and the best services.

Albanian Riviera

It is one of the most important tourist attractions of the Albanian Riviera. It is situated on an open sea gulf of the Ionian Sea in the central Mediterranean, about 14 km (8.7 mi) east of the north end of the Greek island of Corfu. The present municipality was formed at the 2015 local government reform by the merger of the former municipalities Ksamil and Sarandë, that became municipal units. The seat of the municipality is the town Sarandë. The total population is 20,227 (2011 census), in a total area of 58.96 km2. The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 17,233,however the population according to the civil offices is 41,173 (2013 estimate). Near Sarandë are the remains of the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Sarandë has a Greek minority and is considered one of the two centers of the Greek community in Albania.

Climate

Its special geographical location have contributed in making Saranda the narrowest terrain in the entire Albania and all this results thanks to its closed character to the north and east side. It has a typical Mediterranean climate with 270 -300 sunny days per year. Like all the other Mediterranean climates it is characterized by dry and hot summers and mild and wet winters. The highest temperatures in summer are 25-27° C and in winter are 0-2° C. The average annual temperature reaches 17-18° in winter. The average water temperatures recorded are 16.3 ° in winter and 24.2° in summer. Annual rainfall amounts vary from 1600-1800 mm of rain per year.

Butrint

According to mythology, the town of Butrinti was built by Trojans around the 13 century B.C. Its strategic control of Ion and of the terrestrial parts of Balkan made it desirable by Great European Powers since the First Peloponnese War in the 5th century up to the Napoleon ones in the 19th century. Hellenist, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and Turkish people, all together gave the town and monuments that are in the park their actual shape. The core of Hellenistic era of the IV century B.C was developed close a temple devoted to Asklep, where with the donations of that time, in the III century B.C was built one of the most spectacular monuments. The theater was rebuilt during the time of the Roman Empire a time when it had the privilege of being part of a Roman colony.
For 400 years Butrinti was under the power of Venice and later on it attracted the attention of the Ottoman Empire by which it was conquered time after time. After 1815 it become to be visited by daily visitors who frequented Corfu because of its occupation by Britain. Artists like Edward Lear and Henry Cook let their photos and paintings of Butrint. Later on the town fell into the hands of Ali Pashë Tepelena and since that time the greatness of the town started to fall until in 1928 the Italian archeologist Luigi Maria Ugolini began the first explorations there.

The Monastery of 40 Saints

The monastery of 40 saints, from which the name of the town of Saranda originates, is a monument with historical, archeological and religious character. It is the first place of the itinerary where you may pass and go towards Castle of Lëkurësi.

Blue Eye

“Syri i kaltër” is a nature monument with very special values. It lies 1 km from the national street Sarandë-Gjirokastër, in the middle of “Mali i Gjerë”, from where originate 18 other springs. “Syri i Kaltër” is the biggest carstic spring, with a flow of about 6 m3/sec. The explored depth of it is45 m, the temperature of its waters is 13 grades and contain 9 mg/l oxygen, its surface is 50 hectares. A characteristic of the water is the blue color and the transparency of its waters. Below the spring it is created a watershed lake with a surface of about 9 hectares.