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The town of Sarande, on the Albanian Riviera, is an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination. This seaside resort is celebrated for its lush natural habitat, dazzling displays of mosaics and artefacts, and historical sites such as the ruins of Onchesmos. The peak of Lekures Hill delivers unbelievable views as far as Corfu and the Ksamil islands, while 16th-century Lëkurësi Castle offers a chance to explore Sarande’s colorful history.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Butrint Archaeological Site
• Porto Palermo Castle
• Saranda Blue Eye Spring
Journey to remarkable Butrint National Park on an MSC Cruises excursion. You’ll explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its Mediterranean history, archaeology, and architecture. Take a walk to the Acropolis to admire a succession of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman ruins. Then, enjoy a guided tour through the site to learn more about its history.
Discover the bays of Kasolla, Krorez, Gremina and Kakoma on an MSC Cruises excursion. Visit the imposing square structure of the Porto Palermo Castle, built under Venetian control in the late 15th century. This ruined beauty commands views over the Mediterranean Sea and the Albanian Riviera. Admire unspoiled beaches and picturesque villages nestled along the rugged coastline. At the charming Hellenic village of Himara, enjoy 1.5 hours of leisure time. Paddle in the turquoise sea, stroll along the waterfront, or dine al fresco in a vibrant restaurant.
Explore the heavenly resort of Sarande on an MSC Cruises excursion. See the Byzantine church and synagogue, dating back to the 5th-century! Then, travel to the mesmerizing Blue Eye, a natural water spring that glistens with blues and greens. Watch out for wildlife such as foxes, birds, and martens as you walk through the verdant scenery.