Cave Of Pigeons
Shpella e Pëllumbave (Cave Of Pigeons)
Shpella e Pëllumbave is a small beach squeezed in between the rocks of the Ionian coast, near Ksamil in the south of Albania. The beach is located right next to Mirror Beach, but you’d have to swim around the rocks to get from one beach to the other. To get to Shpella e Pëllumbave you have to follow Rruga Butrinti between Saranda and Ksamil and take the exit at the sign of Mirror Beach (Plazhi i Pasqyrave). From there you just follow the road until you see the sign of Shpella e Pellumbave where you take a left. You will end up at a challenging unpaved road, so be careful when driving. When you reach reach the end of the road, you need to climb down a few flights of stairs to reach the beach.
So you need your own car, rent a car or motorbike, or arrange a taxi to bring you and pick you up. The bus between Saranda and Butrint will only drop you off at the exit of the main road, from where it’s a really long and steep walk to the beach so make sure to bring plenty of water if you decide to hike all the way.