Attractions

Top Choice Ruins in Albania

Butrint

The ancient ruins of Butrint, 18km south of Saranda, are famed for their size, beauty and tranquillity. They're in a fantastic natural setting and are part of a 29-sq-km national park. The remains – Albania's finest…
Top Choice Museum in Tirana

Bunk'Art

This fantastic conversion – from a massive cold war bunker on the outskirts of Tirana into a history and contemporary art museum – is Albania's most exciting new sight and easily a Tirana highlight. With almost 3000…
Top Choice Castle in Berat

Kalaja

The Kala neighbourhood inside the castle's walls still lives and breathes; if you walk around this busy, ancient neighbourhood for long enough you'll invariably stumble into someone's courtyard thinking it's a churc…
Top Choice Tunnel in Gjirokastra

Cold War Tunnel

Gjirokastra's most interesting sight in no way relates to its traditional architecture, but instead to its far more modern kind: this is a giant bunker built deep under the castle for use by the local authorities du…
Top Choice Castle in Gjirokastra

Gjirokastra Castle

Gjirokastra's eerie hilltop castle is one of the biggest in the Balkans and is definitely worth the steep walk up from the Old Town. The castle remains somewhat infamous due to its use as a prison under the communis…
Top Choice Gallery in Berat

Onufri Museum

The Onufri Museum is situated in the Kala quarter's biggest church, Church of the Dormition of St Mary (Kisha Fjetja e Shën Mërisë). The church itself dates from 1797 and was built on the foundations of an earlier 1…
Top Choice Castle in Shkodra

Rozafa Fortress

With spectacular views over the city and Lake Shkodra, the Rozafa Fortress is the most impressive sight in town. Founded by the Illyrians in antiquity and rebuilt much later by the Venetians and then the Turks, the …
Top Choice Monastery in Albania

Ardenica Monastery

This rarely visited yet magnificent little monastery is remotely located on a hilltop between the towns of Lushjë and Fier. If you have your own transport it's well worth dropping by to see the fantastic interiors o…
Top Choice Museum in Korça

Museum of Medieval Art

Korça's best museum was just about to move into its brand-new purpose-built premises in late 2016, freeing up the distinctly unmedieval church it had called home since 1980. The new building is an impressive moderni…
Top Choice Gallery in Shkodra

Marubi National Photography Museum

Since moving to brand new premises on the pedonalja (pedestrianised Rr Kolë Idromeno) in 2016, the Marubi Museum has sealed its reputation as Albania's best photography collection. Here you can find the impressive w…