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Vuno is a village in Coastal Albania, located a few kilometres north to the town of Himarë.

View over Vuno

Understand[edit]

Vuno is a small village in a mountainside near the ocean. It has about 80 inhabitants all year round which increases to about 500 in the summertime. There are no school here anymore, so the youngsters have to go elsewhere for education.


Get in[edit]

You can take a bus from Tirana to Sarandë but since it departs early in the morning, you may try getting first to the town of Vlorë and then taking a bus to Himarë. In either case, just ask the driver to stop in Vuno. Vuno is the small village between Dhermi and Himarë.

Get around[edit]

The village is small and easily covered on foot. Besides that, the most reliable way to get around (ie. to nearby Himarë or to the beach) is hitchhiking. Basically, any car with available seats and heading for your direction will take you. If you're staying at Shkolla Hostel there is a possibility that the nice people working there can give you a lift for a fee.

See[edit][add listing]

Canyon de Gjipe
  • Canyon de Gjipe - Beautiful walk into the canyon with possibilities for climbing and swimming.
  • Vuno village - Go to through the village, to the top and enjoy the view at sunset
  • Shkolla - The area around Shkolla has some nice old buildings typical for rural Albania


Eat[edit][add listing]

There are two small restaurants/cafés/shops in the village.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Beers can be bought at the two restaurants mentioned in the "Eat"-section. Jal beach, 5 km from Vuno, has a few clubs and bars where you can find drinks and some decent and quite posh parties from time to time.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Shkolla Vuno - Vuno is famous for its school-hostel "Shkolla Vuno" - a magnet for all passing-by backpackers. It is run by a local NGO, performing renovation of the area. It is dorms or tent only, but quite budget oriented with the daily contribution for dorms set at €7 (or 800 lek). For details you can contact Mr. Ilir Hysa - phone no. +355 683 133 451.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Beach - Spend time at the marvellous beaches, even partying there at night.
  • Kayak - Rent some simple two seat kayaks at the beach.
  • Paddleboating - Can be rented at the beach
  • Hike - To the mountain behind the village.
  • Mix with the locals - If you're god at playing cards and talk Albanian, this should be no problem.


Other than this, it is a great place to wander about this pure area, encountering stocks of various domestic animals.


Contact[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

The only safety issue in Vuno would be the stray dogs. Some are friendly, some are scared while others for sure will try to chase you away from their territory.

Cope[edit]

Get out[edit]

See the "Get in" section. The bus stops in Vuno if passangers. Time table can be found at Shkolla Hostel.


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