IMPORTANT UPDATE: KALA 2020 FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE OUTBREAK OF COVID-19. AFTER AN EARLIER ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE FESTIVAL WOULD BE POSTPONED TILL SEPTEMBER 2020, THE ORGANIZATION HAS NOW OFFICIALLY STATED THAT THE 2020 EDITION WILL NOT TAKE PLACE. THE NEXT EDITION WILL BE FROM JUNE 9TH TO 16TH 2021. READ THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT HERE.
Kala 2020 is a boutique festival which takes place in the coastal village of Dhermi. Due to the ongoing lockdown as a result of COVID-19, the 2020 edition of the festival has been postponed till September 9th to 16th. Dhermi has some of the best beaches of Albania which form a great athmosphere for this festival. Kala started in for the first time in 2018 and has already been named one of the best summer festivals in Europe.
During the day you can participate in one of the excursions or wellness activities. Or you can just relax and enjoy the beach with your cocktail and some laid-back music in the background. At night a selection of DJs and other live acts will play on the beach until the early hours.
How To Get To Kala 2020?
Dhermi is located on the coast between Vlora and Saranda. From Saranda its a 2 hour drive to the festival.
For international visitors, the best option is to fly in via the Greek island of Corfu. The festival organization offers transfers directly from Corfu. Boats will pick up visitors from Corfu Port and bring them to Himara to clear customs. From Himara busses will bring you to the festival. More info about transfers and bookings can found on the festival website.
If you prefer the freedom to arrange your own transport you can best take a ferry from Corfu to Saranda and rent a car from there. You can pick up a rental car from the Saranda Port Terminal and drive along the scenic coastal route to Dhermi. Some useful links:
Ferry Saranda-Corfu: All you need to know about the ferry.
Car Rental: Practical tips and search for the cheapest rental cars.
Where To Stay During Kala 2020?
All festival tickets include accomodation to ensure a smooth festival experience and prevent overinflated prices. The organization offers 3, 4 and 5 start options so you can pick the level of comfort you desire.
If you want to extend your stay beyond the festival period or if you are looking to travel around in Albania you can search for accomodations in our Hotels section.
Tickets For Kala 2020
Kala quickly made a name for itself, so unfortunately all tickets for this year have already been sold out. To still get a chance for tickets in case of cancellations, you can join the waiting list on the festival website.
UPDATE: The 2020 edition has been cancelled and ticket holders chose to get a refund or keep their tickets for the 2021 edition.