Coastal area

Bioland’s coast is about 429 km long. The coast can be dividedinto two different areas: (i) Adriatic coast, with a total length of about 259 km from the border with Montenegro in the north to the Bay of Vlora in the south, generally a sandy one, and (ii) the Ionian coast which runs southeast for 170 km from Cape of Gjuza (Karaburun peninsula) to Stillo Island on Greek border, is hilly, mostly steep mountains plunging into the sea, except for the Butrinti wetland in the south. This coastal zone is mainly rocky, with spectacular cliffs and headlands, grottoes, caves, hillsides, harbours, bays and some of the country’s most intact naturalareas.