Ksamil (Albanian: Ksamili; Greek: Εξαμίλι) is a village and a former municipality in the riviera of Southern Albania, and part of Butrint National Park. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Sarandë.The population at the 2011 census was 2,994.The municipal unit consists of the villages Ksamil and Manastir. During the communist era, the coastal village of Ksamil was built in 1966 and is located south of the city of Sarandë off the road to Butrint.
Ksamil is one of the most frequented coastal resorts by both domestic and foreign tourists. Ksamil Beach and Albania’s Ionian Coast further north was included in the Guardian’s 20 of the best bargain beach holidays for 2013.The main attractions are the nearby Ksamil Islands. The mainland beach is small but clean.During communism, the area became well known for the production of olive oil, lemons, and tangerines.In 2010, national authorities demolished over 200 illegal structures that violated the town’s master plan and the integrity of Butrint National Park. Some remains from the demolished buildings have yet to be removed by authorities.
Ksamil is also known as the gem of the Riviera or the Maldives of Albania. There’s a good reason behind that. Ksamil is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Albania. In the summer it’s packed with people so I always suggest visiting in spring or autumn when there are fewer people and you can enjoy it a little more.If you are a beach bum, you could easily spend a couple of days relaxing and checking out all the beaches. You can expect Ksamil to be a little pricier than other places within Albania as this is the place to be.
I highly recommend eating at Guvat or Korali when visiting. They have good quality food and very delicious seafood!