In recent years, south Albania has become an increasingly popular destination to explore, especially in the summer. Travelers keep breaking visitation records, and in the peak of season it could be really hard to avoid the crowds and find a relaxing and quiet accommodation. While hotels and resorts along the coast might be often busy and chaotic, luxury-loving travellers may want to look elsewhere for amenities like hot tubs, private gardens, and patios where to enjoy the views without tourists. Luckily for you, we discovered Porta Qeparo, a boho-chic retreat in old Qeparo sprinkled with hand-selected artworks to village views overflowing with comfort.
Porta Qeparo is a chic villa home to 3 cozy bedrooms built in 1910 and renovated in 2022 that can accommodate 9 people (+ 1 baby cot). If you’re visiting south Albania with the whole family or a group of friends, make this stay your base: located in the heart of old Qeparo, one of the prettiest villages in the country, Porta Qeparo is committed to give the guests the best of this village. One of the best parts about splurging on a private house, instead of a hotel, is that you can tailor the amenities to suit your style. This chic stone house is adorned with bohemian-inspired décor crafted by artisans and elegant furniture on the inside, plus a relaxing hot tube and a private patio with stunning views over the village on the outside.
Part of the fun of visiting south Albania is enjoying the village life and immersing yourself in local culture. Porta Qeparo is strategically situated in the heart of Qeparo, a laid-back village along the Albanian riviera that feels a world away from nearby coast, but is just a few minutes away from some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. The best thing you can do here is to visit this ancient hamlet, with traditional houses, small churches and lush gardens, then immerse yourself in the pristine waters of Ionian Sea. After a day of swimming and hiking, come back to your cool retreat and enjoy the views from the private patio or soak up your muscles in the hot tub surrounded by the stars.