In antiquty , Saranda is included in region of Kaonise, one of the 14 populations that constitute the state of Epirus. 'Onhezmites' is its early name, and means a marine light wind.In the IX-X centry it began to be known as the 40- saints , who come from the monastery with the same name that is on the city. Piers and builidings are many houses were built in the year 30, in the time of King Zog. During the World War II, was named Porto Eda , in honor of the daughter of Mussolini. The city's infrastructure was developed during the communist era, which took shape and his crown. Today Saranda is one of the most attractive tourist cities in the country.