Mirror Beach Albania
Mirror Beach Albania gets raving reviews on TripAdvisor. But other than TripAdvisor, there is not much content out there about the popular coastline. Therefore, I did a little research, so that you can decide for yourself. Whether or not you should include Mirror Beach Albania on your itinerary this summer?
Where is Mirror Beach Albania?
To visit the beautiful coastline of Albania, you must travel to the south coast of the country. Although, Tirana is Albania’s official capital city. Saranda is known as the “Capital of the Albanian Riviera”. Saranda is a big coastal city. And as you can imagine, the coast of Saranda is a crowded place. Therefore, many tourists prefer to look for a quieter and more private seashores. Which is why Mirror Beach Albania has received so much praise online.
Why should you visit Mirror Beach Albania?
Mirror Beach Albania is a better choice than Saranda or Ksamil. Even though, Saranda and Ksamil are beautiful places, they are overcrowded. Mirror beach on the other hand remains quiet even in the summer months. It gives you the chance to relax and feel free.
Moreover, the seashore is stunning. You will not believe your eyes, when you see the bright blue water. The bay is surrounded by white cliffs. The rocky background makes the bay feel like a secret spot. The colour of the water inside bay is perfect turquoise blue. And when you wade into the sea, you will feel that the water is a lovely warm temperature.
Why is it called “the beach of mirrors”?
In Albanian, the beach is called “Plazhi Pasqyra”. This means: the beach of mirrors. During the day, the sunlight reflects on the sea. Therefore, the sunlight makes the sea look like a sparkling mirror. The reflection of the sea really has a magical effect. Which is one of the reasons many locals, say that mirror beach is the highlight of the Albanian coast.
Why is Mirror Beach Albania the highlight of the Albanian Riviera?
When you reach the seashore site, you will be rewarded with an unbelievable view. The sea is so clean and clear, that you cannot believe it is natural. The water has a bright turquoise color. Moreover, the coastline is unspoiled. Unlike Saranda or Ksamil, there are no hotels or resorts nearby. It is just your family and the nature.
Furthermore, the nature of the coastline is gorgeous. The shore is surrounded by beautiful rock formations. Moreover, the mountains around the site are green and quiet. There are rocks standing in the middle of the sea water, which feels magical.
Overall, Mirror Beach Albania is a great place to have fun with your friends and family. Once, you have visited, I guarantee that you will recommend it to your friends and family back home.
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What to do at Mirror Beach?
The main attraction of Mirror Beach Albania is the big rock in the sea water. Many kids and young people enjoy climbing the rock and jumping off into the sea. Moreover, since the water of the sea is perfectly clear, you can enjoy diving and snorkelling. Although, if you are looking for a more relaxing afternoon, you can enjoy a lovely week along the shore. If you walk towards the end of the shore, you will see some smaller, more intimate beaches. You can even wade through the water of the sea, to reach a hidden spot, which can only be accessed through the water.
Mirror Beach Albania does not have many touristic facilities. But there are sunbeds and umbrellas, that you can rent. And there is a small restaurant on site. The little restaurant serves simple seasonal food, like fresh fish and seafood. Or you can simply drop by for a refreshing drink or a great cup of coffee.
What should you bring to Mirror Beach Albania?
The route to the beach and the beach site itself is rocky, therefore, you should definitely bring good footwear. Moreover, if you have a good quality camera, be sure to bring it along. Once you climb across the hill, you will be rewarded with a wonderful view. And you will regret it, if your pictures are unclear. If you choose to do so, you can choose to bring some food and drinks. Because there is only one small restaurant on site, and it might not be up to your liking. And finally, when you are packing your sunscreen and bathing suit. Be sure to bring along a snorkeling kit, because the underwater world is beautiful too.
How to get to Mirror Beach Albania?
Mirror Beach Albania can be a little hard to reach. To reach the hidden gem, you can choose one of three options. Firstly, you can travel by bus from Saranda. To do this, you must get on the bus to Butrint and ask the driver to stop for Pasqyra Beach. Bear in mind though, that you must still walk from the bus stop to the coastline and therefore, please wear good shoes. As an alternative, you can travel by taxi. The round trip from Saranda to Mirror Beach by taxi will cost you roughly 20 Euros. And finally, if you have access to a car, you can drive to the beach. The downside is that the road to the coast is in a rocky condition. Therefore, for your safety it may be better to park the car and walk the last part of the road toward the coast.
When to go to Mirror Beach Albania?
The best time during the day to visit Mirror Beach, is in the morning. At this hour, you may be lucky and nobody else has arrived yet. Even though, the seashore is never crowded, it is increasingly popular due to TripAdvisor’s raving reviews. At the same time, you can imagine that such a hidden gem is best if you have it all to yourself.
What time of year should I visit Mirror Beach Albania?
Mirror Beach and Saranda have a coastal Mediterranean climate. As you can imagine, August is the hottest month, with a maximum temperature of about 32℃. But the summer is long in the Saranda area. Therefore, you can visit anywhere between April and October for a temperature above 20℃.
But if you would like to swim in the sea, the best months to visit are July, August and September. Because the temperature of the water is around 25℃ in these months. So that, you can spend the afternoon in the sea, without feeling cold.
What are things to do close to Mirror Beach Albania?
The south of Albania has a beautiful coastline, but it has more to offer for tourists. Butrint, for instance, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, close to Mirror Beach. Another attracting close by is the Blue Eye spring.
Butrint is the best historical attraction in Albania. Albania has several UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout the country. However, if you only have time to visit one of these sights, then choose for Butrint. At the site, you can see the 2500-year-old ruins of a town that was started by the Greeks in the 6th century B.C. However, throughout time Butrint was also ruled by the Romans, the Byzantines and the Venetians. There are several monuments, which are very well preserved on site.
However, you will even enjoy Butrint, if you are not a history enthusiast. Because the ruins are in the middle of a nature reserve, it is a very tranquil place. Moreover, form the site you have an amazing view over the lake of Butrint, the Vivari channel, the Ionian Sea and the Castle of Ali Pasha nearby. It is a magical place, in the middle of nature.
The Blue Eye Albania
The Blue Eye is a fresh water spring with an amazing blue color. The water is turquoise, bright blue and deep dark. When you see the color of the spring, you will not believe that it is natural. That is why, the spring has attracted many visitors. The spring looks like a human eye. The underwater cave is black color and looks like the pupil of the eye. And the bright blue water is the iris around the pupil. The Blue Eye is the perfect place for an afternoon picnic. There is a little plateau above the fresh spring, where you can sit down and relax. Or you can take a dive in the fresh water. Bear in mind, that it is ice cold though!
Monastery Beach is another hidden beach, close to Mirror Beach. There is a little Monastery on the top of the hill overlooking the beach. From the Monastery, you can climb down the hill towards the coast. The beach is isolated from all sides. There are springboards by the sea, that you can use to dive into the water. It is a beautiful place to enjoy the sunset and it is not far from Mirror Beach Albania.
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