If there is a completely natural, untouched beach on the Albanian Riviera, it is most definitely the beach of Akroriza. It can only be accessed by boat or by a hiking path, as it is surrounded by high rocky hills on all sides.
Akroriza beach is located about 10 kilometres north-west of Saranda. Due to wild untouched natural habitat, not too many people are familiar with this place. The area is located along over 1.2 km of untouched coastline facing westwards Ionian Sea and is characterized by wide sandy beach, while on the western part there is a wide expanse of undulating sand dunes, evergreen trees and shrubs.
The beach is situated in one of the most interesting regions with respect to the historical and cultural perspective. During the centuries, many cultural monuments have enriched the legacy of this area and the visitors can find castles, churches, monasteries and some old typical houses that create some of the most unique beaches of the region.
There are no cafes or restaurants here that’s why you must be prepared if you choose to visit this beach. Take a lot of water with you.
The beach can be accessed by boat or by a long hike from the bay of Kakome. Driving from Saranda towards the north after a couple of kilometers you will encounter the sign that leads to Kakome, from the bay of Kakome there is a small path on the north side, follow it and it will takes you to Akroriza.
One o the most unspoiled and pristine beaches of the region.