Visit Albania (Europe)!

Albania is a country that until now is only recognized by a few travelers, although the country on the Mediterranean Sea has many advantages. It is for example much cheaper and less crowded than more popular holiday countries. Those loving the wild nature, charm, and Mediterranean air should definitely take a chance on Albania.

Go round trip to the most important places is a great opportunity to get to know the country. See each photo caption for details of the Best Places in Albania.

- Berat

is home to one of two UNESCO-listed historic centers in Albania (the other being in Gjirokaster) making it a must-see for history buffs and culture lovers alike.

- Albanian Riviera

Also popularly known as Bregu, is a coastline along the Northeastern Ionian Sea in the Mediterranean Sea encompassing the districts of Sarandë and Vlorë in Southwestern Albania.

- Apollonia

Was the biggest and most important city in the ancient world. The ruins are still impressing and show a little piece of the original glory. Libraries, temples, theaters and other buildings can be visited, as well as a triumphal arch and rotted mansions.

- Durres

is a port city on the Adriatic Sea in western Albania, west of the capital, Tirana. It’s known for its huge Roman amphitheater.

- Gjirokastra

The city in the south of Albania was elected UNESCO world cultural heritage. Reason for this is the unique architectural style, most of the buildings show. The style is called Balkan architecture and contains small castle-like houses made of stone.

- Kruja

is one of the most important cities of Albania, mostly known to be the hometown of George Kastriota Skanderbeg, the greatest Albanian hero of all times. It is just one hour by car, or bus, from the capital city Tirana, so you can easily visit it in one day.

- Tirana

The capital of Albania, is known for its colorful Ottoman-, Fascist- and Soviet-era architecture. Pastel buildings surround the city's focal point, Skanderbeg Square, which is named for its equestrian statue of a national hero.

- Shkodra

is a city in the north of Albania and the fifth largest city of the country. It is located at the lake Skutari at the boarder to Montenegro. Shkodra is affected by many battles and conquests, from the romans as well as from different aristocratic families.

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