Beaches in Orikum, Albania

Set on the wide grassy plains of a valley is the rather austere looking little town of Orikum. About 10 km south of Vlore the bay here is home to Albania's only Marina. This suggests that whilst Orikum is quite a sleepy town of low-rise apartment blocks it is earmarked for development.

There is a quite a sizeable beach in the town, but it's nothing to write home about. Made up of pebbly sand it does have clear blue Adriatic water and a pleasant enough backdrop in most directions.

Whilst Orikum itself doesn't offer the visitor much more than a friendly welcome there is plenty to see and do nearby. There are extensive archaeological remains of an ancient city just outside of town but the biggest attraction is the Karaburun Peninsula at the far end of the bay. This is home to some of the most stunning scenery in Albania including numerous beautiful hidden coves such as the Bay of Grama.

  • Grama Bay

    Grama Bay
    © Silva.arapi / CC BY

    Situated on Albania's Ionian Sea coast Grama Bay is a small but beautiful cove almost surrounded by high, rocky cliffs. This semi-secret little beach is one of the real gems of the Albanian coast and as of yet completely untouched or spoiled by mass tourism. If you do make it…

  • Drymades Beach

    Drymades Beach
    © Yelena011

    Drymades Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Albanian Riviera. It is a secluded slice of paradise featuring a natural rock formation that divides it in half. One side is full of white pebbles and the other is brushed with silky golden sand.

    Drymades Beach is located near…

  • Vega Beach

    Vega Beach
    Tomasz Lewicki

    Set on a short stretch of rocky coastline roughly 150 metres long by 15 metres wide, Vega Beach is a manmade creation close to the city of Vlorë. Access from its fine off-white gravel surface to the sea is via steps bypassing the rocks, which may make it a little…

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