Vlora is located in south-western Albania where the two seas, Adriatic and Ionian, meet. Vlora enjoys a beautiful position beacause it is the gatway to the Albanian Riviera, which is the gem of Albanian Tourist places. The town with its wide boulevards decorated by huge palm trees has a real southern Mediterranean feel to it. It is located in front of Karaburuni peninsula and Sazani Island, close to various sandy and rocky beaches and the scenic nearby mountains. Vlora is Albania’s second largest port, having regular ferry boat connections with Italian ports of Bari and Brindisi. The Museum of Independence, Ethnographic Museum, Historic Museum, The Mosque of Muradie, Kuz Baba, The Vlora Bay, Kanina Castle, Orikum, Gramata, Pass of Llogara Churches of Saint Stephen and Saint Mitri, Fortress of Porto Palermo (Ali Pasha Tepelene Castle, The ruins of Himara Castle, Amantia and National Park of Llogara are a must see tourist places.