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Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park

Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park

Location: Vlora region
Area: 12,428 hectares

Karaburun-Sazan National Park is located in the south-western part of Albania in the Vlora region. It covers a total area of ​​12,428 hectares with a marine part of the Karaburun peninsula equal to 9,849 hectares. In addition, the St. Basil Cape, Sazan Island and the coastline 1.5 km inward belong to the sea area. This national park received the status of a state marine park in April 2010.

The Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Reserve is rich in numerous underwater landscapes inhabited by various species of marine flora and fauna. The warm waters of the Adriatic Sea offer a suitable environment for the growth of algae, sponges, mollusks, crustaceans and even red coral. Another distinctive feature of the biodiversity of this area are the underwater meadows of Poseidon (in honor of the Greek god of the seas - Poseidon), what is considered as a kind of environmental indicator of the Mediterranean, including the nature and composition of the seabed, clarity of water and transparency. Some of the largest marine mammals are the dolphins and seals that frequent the area.

The Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Reserve is open to the public. Especially there are many divers in the summer season, although there are those who swim here in the winter. In addition to natural beauty, you can explore the remains of ancient Roman and Greek ships, as well as sunken ships from the Second World War period. Most of the territory of the Karaburun-Sazan National Marine Park is accessible only from the sea, since they have very few roads leading to the park.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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