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Ksamil is located in Albania
Coordinates: 39°46′N 20°0′E / 39.767°N 20.000°E / 39.767; 20.000Coordinates: 39°46′N 20°0′E / 39.767°N 20.000°E / 39.767; 20.000
Country  Albania
County Vlorë
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,994
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Car plates SR
Website http://www.komunaksamil.gov.al

Ksamil (Greek: Εξαμίλιο)[1] is a municipality in the riviera of Southern Albania, and part of Butrint National Park. The population at the 2011 census was 2,994.[2] The coastal village, built in 1966, is located south of the city of Sarandë off the road to Butrint and is part of District of Sarandë.

Ksamil is one of the most frequented coastal resorts by both domestic and foreign tourists. Ksamil Beach and Albania's Jonian Coast further north was included in the Guardian's 20 of the best bargain beach holidays for 2013.[3]

Coast of Ksamil overlooking the Ksamil Islands.
Ksamil's beach

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.


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