The Ceraunian Mountains (Albanian: Malet e Vetëtimës, "Thunderbolt mountains"; Greek: Κεραύνια Όρη, Keravnia ori; Latin: Cerauni Montes), also commonly Akroceraunian Mountains (Ancient Greek: Ἀκροκεραύνια, Albanian: Malet Akrokeraune), are a coastal mountain range in southwestern Albania, within the county of Vlorë. The range rises on the northeastern bank of the Ionian Sea. It extends for approximately 100 km (62 mi) in a southeast-northwest direction near Sarandë along the Albanian Riviera nearby to Orikum. Geologically, the Karaburun Peninsula belongs to the mountain range, forming the eastern Akroceraunian Mountains. The mountains are about 24 km (15 mi) long and about 4–7 km (2.5–4.3 mi) wide.The highest peak is Maja e Çikës with an elevation of 2,044 metres (6,706 ft). The Llogara Pass (1,027 metres (3,369 ft)) divides the mountains into a western and the Akroceraunian Mountains within the Karaburun Peninsula.
There's a hiking trail (T1) leading to the summit.
By elevation Maja Çikës is
# 1 out of 480 in Vlorë County # 48 out of 1643 in Southern Albania
By prominence Maja Çikës is
# 1 out of 480 in Vlorë County # 5 out of 3443 in Albania # 3 out of 1643 in Southern Albania # 4 out of 3053 in the Albania Ranges
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