Welcome to Albania
Albania is an undiscovered country with a rich and deep political history. Its people are strong and passionate, and its architecture can take you on a journey through time from the recent communist state of the 20th century right back to the Ottoman empire and beyond!
Best sights in Albania
Tirana is found at the very heart of Albania. It’s surrounded by mountains, and within the city are amazing pieces of modern architecture like the Toptani Shopping Centre, Skanderbeg Square and the Cathedral of Christ’s Resurrection.
Berat (70km west of Tirana)
Berat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site sitting beside the river Osum and built along the sides of hills. The city is defined by its Ottoman houses and its ancient citadel.
Gjirokastër (232km from Tirana)
Gjirokastër is a well-preserved Ottoman town with an Old Town district protected by UNESCO. Overlooking the city is the Gjirokastër fortress, which was built before the 12th century.
Sarandë (282km from Tirana)
Sarandë is a beautiful coastal town at the edge of the Mediterranean. It’s known for its crystal blue waters and the nearby UNESCO-protected ancient town of Butrint.
Albanian Riviera (245km from Tirana)
This strip of the Albanian coastline makes for a beautiful adventure all by itself. Along the Albanian Riviera are fantastic beaches, old Greek and Roman towns, and resorts to stay at and relax.
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