Dhermiu that follow more in the south of Albania is one of the most frequented and important tourist places of Albanian littoral. The crystal waters of the sea, isolated beaches, water sports and subsurface diving make this beach very prefered by the youth generation. The beaches that are part of Dhermi are Jaliksari, Shkambo and Gjipea.
The embouchure of Vjosa, which lies in the south, constitutes a natural protected area in both sides of the river that are called Pish Poro Fier and Vlora. This is a natural area with seaside pines, isolated sandy beaches and a convenient nesting place for seabirds.
The Cape of Lagji closes the Durrësi bay, in its south. It is suitable for diving. Nearby, there are the small beaches of rare beauty of Bardhori and Gjenerali. Bardhori is a rocky beach , while Gjeneral is surrounded by lush vegetation. It looks like a natural amphitheater. Both are secluded beaches, excellent for those who want to escape from the noise.
Regarding the beaches which belong to Kavaja district it is worth to mention the Karpen and Spilleja beaches, which have a good reputation for the high quality of sand ( rich in iodine) , sea waters and dense vegetation of pine trees ( Spilleja)
The additional beaches of Golem and Mali i Robit makes up almost the same unit with Durresi beach . They have the same characteristics. Here you can find the presence of pine forest, which decorated the seaside. Likewise in Durresi beach the concentration of tourist facilities here is very high ( hotels, restaurants, bars, pubs etc).
Rodon cape is a wonderful natural masterpiece of 7,5 km towards the open sea. This area is one of the most highlighted areas for diving. The beaches of Lalëzi bay are sandy ones, some of them surrounded by pine tree stripes.
Zvërneci Island is one of the two islands in Narta Lagoon in Vlora. It is very picturesque and its landscape is dotted with beautiful cypress trees. The island is also home to the historically significant Santa Maria Church. Access to the island is via a wooden bridge, which offers spectacular views of the lagoon
Gjipea beach has a beautiful form. After the beach, there is a stream that has made a canyon with 70 m high walls. Located near the beach of Dhërmiu is the Cave of Pirates, which tourists can access by ferry. There are also some hotels, restaurants, and summer discos located here. Throughout this entire area, “familiarity tourism” has been developed, where tourists can choose to rent a house as their accommodation instead of staying in a hotel.
In the southern part of Vlora’s bay is Orikumi, where a harbor for yachts was recently built. Orikum’s beach is about 2 km long. In this area are the Pana and Rrapi sea caves. This area is of great interest for divers because of the archeological remains and sunken ships. One of these is the Italian ship “PO,” sunken in 1941 during World War II. It is also said that Julius Caesar sank the ships of Pompeii’s troops here.