The port of Vlore (40°28′0.00″N 19°30′0.00″E) is located about 5 km from the center of Vlora, about 120 km from Sarande.The main town is a commercial port of entry, busy with ferries and other traffic. It is the second largest port city of Albania, after Durrës. Vlore remains a major seaport and commercial center, with a significant fishing and industrial sector. The island of Sazan is nearby, strategically located at the entrance to the Bay of Vlora. The best beaches are located between Vlora and Saranda, often surrounded by pine forests and olive groves, and are characterized by very fine golden sand. Among the most popular beaches in the surroundings of Vlorë, include: Dhermiu, Drymades, Jal and Palasa.