Key Biodiversity Area of Vlora Bay – Karaburun – Çika Mountain includes the Vlora Bay, the National Park of Llogara, the Marine National Park Karaburun-Sazan, the mountain range of “Rreza e Kanalit”, the Karaburun peninsula, the Orikumi Lagoon, the Dukati valley, and Çika Mountain. All the area is under the administration of the Vlora district and it includes and two municipalities: the municipality of Vlora and Orikumi.
- Karaburun peninsula is part of the Marine National Park “Sazan – Karabururn” witch covers a surface of 62 square km, and is laid between Vlora bay in the east and Ionian Sea in the west. Mesokanali is called the area which divides the Karaburun peninsula and the Sazani Island. From the geological point of view, Karaburuni is composed from limestone rocks. The relief contains certain hills. The average altitude is 800 m with many picks. The highest picks are the pick of Ilqe (733 m), the pick of Flag (826 m) the pick of Caderi (839 m). The coastal profile of Karaburun peninsula is characterized from a cliff relief dropping vertically to the sea, including canyons and caves wide enough that permit the entrance of boats. Along the peninsula there are several small bays such as: the bay of Raguza, the bay of Shen Jani, the bay of Bristani, the bay of Dafina etc.
- Vlora bay is one the largest bays in Albania. It borders with Narta Lagoon in the north and drops down until the northern corner of the Karaburun peninsula. Vlora bay represents a magnificent coastal landscape. The beaches are sandy in the Adriatic part of the bay whereas when approaching the line which divides the Adriatic Sea and Ionian sea coast becomes stony. Vlora bay stands just on the western side of the city of Vlora, which is one of the largest cities in Albania and has the second largest port in Albania after Durresi.
- The National Park of Llogara is situated in the north-western part of the mountain range Çika. The Çika Mountain (2045m) and Pick of Qorre (2018m) are the two picks surrounding the gorge of Llogara (1027m) and the Dukati valley. From the geological point of view, Llogara is formed by carbon deposits from the Mesozoic era.
- The lagoon of Orikumi is placed in the southern part of Dukati bay and is connected to the sea with a channel. Nowadays only 130 ha of the lagoon have remained, as 35 years ago as a result of a drainage process, 400 ha of the lagoon have been dried. In the mean time the huge deforestation range happened in the area during the last years has changed the hydrological patterns of the area. The amount of rainfall has dropped.
- The valley of Dukati is situated between the mountain of Lungara in the east and the mountain range of Rreza e Kanalit in the west. It nearly reaches the valley of Llogara in southern part, whereas in the northwestern part there is a nice open landscape of Dukat bay. It has a length of 20 km and several hundred meters of wideness in the upper part and 5-7 km in the lower part. The upper part of the Dukati valley is composed from limestone rocks whereas the lower part situated in the left side of the Dukati River represents the lowland of Dukati. The coastal part of Dukati valley has an alluvial origin and a surface of approximately 1000 ha. Here is the area where the Orikumi lagoon of 130 ha is placed.