“The Karaburun Peninsula is that part of the Vlora coast, where tourism can find the most suitable terrain to develop. 25 km away from Vlora city, on the land road, the Karaburun Peninsula offers surprises in every season for anyone visiting it. Tourist agencies apply not only trips along this massif, but also overnight holidays, to the beaches located there. Such trips are organized mainly during the summer season, and are intended to extend throughout the year.
The natural landscape, intertwined with the historic one, makes it a relief where the visitor can surprise himself immensely. The rugged coastline, the small meadows that go down to the water line, the many and hidden bays, the virgin beaches, are some of the elements that almost do not find anywhere else on the Albanian coast. The peninsula forms a large and gentle bow that picks up a large, thumbfoot, stretched hand. It divides the sea bay of Vlora from Otranto’s Channel and has a length of about 15 km, with a latitude up to 4.5 km. On the northwestern side of Karaburun (in Turkish, black tongue), is located the Cape of Spirulina, the westernmost point of Albania. At the top of this massif, there are three peaks, that of Kores 826 meters above sea level, as well as Dafina and Ilqes, respectively 732 and 687 meters. The western part is rocky and vertically fragmented, with caves, coves, bays and small beaches. Here are the small beach of Dafa, the coast of Bitri, the Cave of Panaia. Despite this, in the eastern part of the peninsula that looks out of Vlora bay, the coast is more formed and less rugged. The Karaburun Massif, in its entirety, is poor in vegetation, but rich in pastures. In its lower and narrowest part, there is the plateau of Ravenna, a well-known livestock center in the south of the country, used by the Dukat villagers to breed mothers. From the geological point of view, the Karaburun massif is made up of paleogenic limestone, which has been used since ancient times for the production of marble. The quality of this product differs from that of other areas of Albania. Lack of vegetation and surface waters have made the peninsula uninhabitable.”