Welcome to Albania
Closed to outsiders for much of the 20th century, Albania has long been Mediterranean Europe's enigma. Until fairly recently its rumpled mountains, fortress towns and sparkling beaches were merely a rumour on most travel maps. But, with the end of a particularly brutal strain of communism in 1991, Albania tentatively swung open its gates. The first curious tourists to arrive discovered a land where ancient codes of conduct still held sway and where the wind whistled through the shattered remnants of half-forgotten ancient Greek and Roman sites. A quarter of a century after throwing off the shackles of communism, Albania's stunning mountain scenery, crumbling castles, boisterous capital and dreamy beaches rivalling any in the Mediterranean continue to enchant. But hurry here, because as word gets out about what Albania is hiding, the still-tiny trickle of tourists threatens to become a flood.
Highlights in Albania
Tour Kotor - Perast Old Town - Island Our Lady of the Rocks - Every 2 hours
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Amazing Horse Riding Experience and Adventures in Permet, Albania
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Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises
Albania Horse Riding, Off Road in the Holly Mount of Tomor Berat Tours (ARG)
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Rafting in Bistrica River, Albania Tours 15 min from Saranda (ARG)
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Albania's best secret beaches
Explore the Balkan Peninsula and the turquoise waters of the Adriatic with these scenic drives in southeastern Europe – a perfect road trip experience.
Oliver Smith travels to the remote borders of Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo to set foot in a once-forbidden mountain wilderness where, today, walkers are warmly welcomed.
The borderlands where Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo meet are one of Europe's wildest corners, whose mountains once inspired fear and now draw hikers
Albania’s rugged coastline, with traditional villages nestled in isolated bays and golden beaches lapped by turquoise waters, was a revelation when…
Having spent nearly half of the 20th century isolated from the rest of the world, Albania remains somewhat a land of mystery, only recently making its way…