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Crystal blue waters of Ksamil
Crystal blue waters of Ksamil
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
 • Municipal unit
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal Code
Area Code893
Vehicle registrationSR

Ksamil (Albanian: Ksamili; Greek: Εξαμίλιο) is a village and a former municipality in the riviera of Southern Albania, and part of Butrint National Park. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Sarandë.[1] The population at the 2011 census was 2,994.[2] The municipal unit consists of the villages Ksamil and Manastir. The proper coastal village, built in 1966, is located south of the city of Sarandë off the road to Butrint.

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

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.

According to official estimates (2014) the population of Ksamil numbers 9,215.[4] The number of the members of the Greek minority is estimated at 4,207.[5]


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  1. ^ Law nr. 115/2014 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ 2011 census results Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/jan/04/20-best-beach-bargain-holidays-2013
  4. ^ "Vlora's communes". www.observator.org.al. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Fourth Report submitted by Albania pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2 of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Albania. p. 98. Retrieved 28 December 2018.