Saranda is a coastal town in Vlora County, southern of Albania. 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. Saranda typically has over 300 sunny days a year.
The city is known for its blue deep waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Near Saranda are the remains of the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In recent years, Saranda has seen a steady increase in tourists, many of them coming by cruise ships.
Visitors are attracted both by the natural beauty of Saranda and its archaeological attractions.