Silversea Luxury Cruises A Ksamil

Ksamil

Albania is a country that has long played her cards close to her chest. Closed to foreigners for almost all of the 20th century, tourism here is still in its very early stages, which is good news for all those who want to truly experience Balkan authenticity at its grass roots. Ksamil is what Mediterranean coastlines should look like. Lush vegetation tops craggy cliffs and long ribbons of golden sand. Tiny islands are within easy swimming distance from the shore. View more

Further along the shore, pretty cove beaches provide complete isolation for those who really do not want to be found. While Ksmil’s charms may centre on beach days and long-lazy lunches in the shade (be sure to try the mussels – a local speciality), those who want to venture further afield might like to stretch their legs and go to Butrint, about 5 km from Ksmil. Here you can expect a UNESCO World Heritage Site that houses archaeological remains dating back to the second half of the second millennium B.C. About an hour’s north of Ksamil lies Syri I Kalter Lake (loosely translated as “the blue eye”). The drive up to the lake is a worthy excusion all of its own! Winding, uphill roads pass through a plethora or terrain; from palm trees on the shore, to green and dense, almost mountainous forest areas. Upon arrival have a cool drink at the little restaurant and take in the extraordinary beauty of the area. The lake is fed by a natural spring, giving it the curious natural phenomenon where bubbles from the water create a dark blue colour. Where the bubbles reach the surface, the water seems a darker blue, thus giving the lake its name. Definitely a must for those who want to cool off from the Albanian heat but prefer to avoid the beach.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.