Kakome Bay used to be home to an army base and access might be limited during some periods. It has a fine white sand and gravel; the variation of blue sea and the surrounding greenery make it a true paradise. St. Mary's Monastery rises above the hill in the interior part of Kakome Bay, far from the inhabited center. The position of the monastery and the architectural - constructive level of the remaining buildings testify to its importance and values. The monastery complex consists of churches, towers and a two-storey building used for service facilities.
General Trip Information
Meeting point – Hotel Butrinti @ 9.0 a.m.
Travel with minivan to Kakome Bay.
Only 13 km from Saranda you can reach by car or by boat the amazing beach bays of Kakome. The beach has a stretch of 1 kilometre of sand with a small port at the middle of it. The bay used to be home to an army base and access might be limited during some periods. It has a fine white sand and gravel; the variation of blue sea and the surrounding greenery make it a true paradise.
Preparing for hiking up to the hill where you can have an amazing view of both Kakome and Krorza Bay. We will visit the St. Mary's Monastery. The building contains numerous architectural and decorative elements, such as arches, columns, frames, window sills, etc., made of carved stone. The entire monastery complex is surrounded by high stone walls, with a well-protected entrance gate.
Hiking lasts 2,5 hours until to the bay where you will go kayaking and stand up paddle in the crystal water of Ionian sea. Picnic lunch during your sportive activities.
Departure to Saranda, end of the trip.
For the present activity you should love the outdoors, own good health condition and have consulted the doctor during the year. Kids over 14 years old are very welcomed.
Our trips in Albania do not provide high level of difficulty, but every visitor should consider:
! Kindly keep all your clothes and personal belongings in a backpack, which can be easily transported on minivan.
You should have worn:
You should take with you: Sunlight protection cream A pair of underneath An extra pair of long trouser, t-shirt
We’re really flexible and none of our itineraries are written in stone, so if you have a particular interest you’d like to include or you need to leave a trip earlier or join later (at a pro-rated fare), just let us know and we can almost always make it happen. Likewise, all adventure travel requires a certain amount of flexibility and we sometimes have to make minor changes to the activities because of weather and availability, but we have plenty of options up our sleeve.
The trip fare doesn’t include coffee and any kind of drink except water. You’ll have extra activities (optional tour) if you choose them, and you’ll probably feel like tipping your guides at the end of a fabulous trip, though you won’t need to pull out your wallet every few minutes on your Albania Rafting Group adventure tour!