Saranda - Local woman at work.
Saranda is the capital of the District of Saranda, Albania, and is one
of the most important tourist attractions of the Albanian Riviera. It
is situated on an open sea gulf of the Ionian Sea in the Mediterranean
2 nautical miles from the Greek island of Corfu. The city of Saranda
has a population of about 30,000 (2001 estimate). Near Saranda are the
remains of the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Alongside its ethnic Albanian majority, Sarandë is home to an ethnic Greek minority and is considered one of the centers of the Greek minority in Albania.