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Llogara National Park (Parku Kombëtar i Llogarasë in Albanian) lies in Vlorë County in southwestern Albania, along the Ionian sea.

Tourism is the most important economic sector. There are several restaurants and hotels along the National Road 8 (SH8). Hiking trails depart from the touristic village to the surrounding mountains.



View from the top of the Llogara National Park

The area was established as National Park in 1966.


The Llogara National Park is centred on the Ceraunian Mountains along the Albanian Riviera, spanning a surface area of 1,010 ha (10.1 km²). Its terrain includes large alpine meadows, vertical rock faces, precipices and dense forests. It offers worth-seeing panoramic views over the Ionian sea and the Greek island Corfu.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The region has been recognised as an important and diversified bird and plant (pine, oak and fir trees growing on limestone and dolomite) area.


Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Mini-buses going from Tiranë or Vlorë to Dhërmi, Himarë or Sarandë will drop you in the touristic village. You can also take the Llogara furgon departing from Vlorë.

Transportation going from Vlorë to Llogara National Park and the south departs early in the morning. Transportation from the south going to Llogara National Park and the North passes at 15:30 and 17:00.

By car[edit]

The park is easy to reached by car as it lies along road SH8 which goes from Fier to Saranda.



There are different hiking trails departing from Llogara National Park. The shortest one is a 4-hour hike (back and forth). 2-day hikes are also possible.

A SMILE tourist office will be able to answer all questions and provide information regarding what to do.


Along the road, people may find stalls where they can buy local honey and local tea plants.


There are several restaurants in the touristic village offering Albanian food, pizzas and some continental food.



There are several hotels in the touristic village from mid- to high-end.


There is one camping.


There is a meadow where backcountry camping may be possible, close to the starting point of the 4-hour hike.

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