Accursed Mountains, Albania

Albania’s natural landscape is its greatest drawcard, and it's best experienced in the country’s north, where the Accursed Mountains offer superb hiking, traditional mountain villages that still look like they’re living in the 19th century, and the ferry ride across stunning Lake Koman. The most popular hike is the gorgeous and only moderately challenging day trek from Valbona to Theth, which shouldn’t be missed. But for keen walkers there are dozens of opportunities to walk in the raw near-wilderness of high Albania.