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You Can Have a Luxurious yet Budget-Friendly Beach Vacation at This Albanian Resort

Albania Epic Stays
by Matador Creators Dec 8, 2023

Luxurious beach vacations aren’t always friendly on the wallet. Albania, however, is one of the more budget-friendly countries in Europe, and also coincidentally has some of the best lesser-visited beaches on the continent. Hotel Castle Beach Club, for example, in the heart of Ksamil, Albania, offers a special blend of relaxation and adventure. Ideally located close to the town center, it’s the perfect getaway for those seeking a tranquil beach vacation with all the conveniences at their fingertips.

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The hotel sits in a prime location close to a small, pristine beach, making it an attractive choice for beach lovers. It offers a range of amenities including a private beach area with sun loungers and umbrellas. It also houses an on-site restaurant and a beach bar, giving the perfect balance of leisure and entertainment. There’s also the fact that the hotel looks like a literal castle, which certainly doesn’t hurt.

Get out and experience Kasmil

The resort is great, but you’d be missing out by not exploring Ksamil. The small coastal village in southern Albania, known for its stunning beaches and turquoise waters, has plenty of activities for both adventure and relaxation seekers. Its beaches are renowned for their crystal-clear waters and soft white sand, and are perfect setting for sunbathing, swimming, or even water sports like jet skiing and snorkeling.

Close to Ksamil are the enchanting Ksamil Islands, a group of four small islands. You can hire a boat to these islands, where you’ll find tranquil beaches and opportunities for diving and snorkeling. Exploring these islands is a favorite activity among visitors and offers a great way to spend a day in nature. No trip to Ksamil would be complete, however, without a visit to Butrint National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just a short drive from Ksamil, this archaeological site is home to ancient ruins dating back to Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Venetian times. The park also boasts a diverse range of flora and fauna, making it a great spot for hiking and bird watching.

Ksamil is also known for its delicious seafood, thanks to its location on the Ionian Sea. There are numerous restaurants along the beach where you can indulge in fresh fish, mussels, and other sea delicacies. Don’t forget to try the local wine and raki, a traditional Albanian spirit.

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