Welcome to Albania!

Albania is a small, mountainous country in the Mediterranean that is bordered by Montenegro, Kosova, Macedonia, and Greece. It is actually called Shqipëriawhich means “land of the eagles” by its people, instead of Albania as most people know it.

It has a very long and interesting history, beautiful landscapes, and is rich in culture. We highly recommend you put this little country firmly on your list of “places to visit” and then visit it sooner than later before everyone else discovers it!

For four decades Albania was under the rule of Communist leader Enver Hoxha and was characterised by isolation, poverty, and above all, paranoia. Thankfully since the early 1990s that has changed and Albania is now building itself back up and has opened its doors to visitors from all over the world.

By clicking on the images below you’ll be taken to posts from our trip which include the attractions, reviews of the places we stayed, and our complete trip itinerary. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Albania and we’d be happy to help in any way we can. We hope you enjoy your visit to Albania!

Inspiration & Itineraries

Experience Albania

As visitors to Albania, we were treated to stunning scenery from mountains (lots and lots of mountains), rivers, lakes, and then scenic coastal drives along the Adriatic and Ionian seas with their sandy or pebbled beaches. Along with all this beautiful scenery, we visited historic Ottoman-Era towns, like Berat and Gjirokastra, and modern cities, like Tirana and Durres. There are Byzantine churches alongside Muslim mosques, and the monasteries to explore.

We visited natural wonders, like the Blue Eye, which is a water spring bubbling up to the surface from more than 50 meters below. We then learned about Albania’s more recent history of the people’s life under communism and all those bunkers. Then the icing on the cake – we visited ancient Greek and Roman ruins and two UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Our week in Albania was AMAZING and we’d encourage everyone to add it to their travel list. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

For a small country, Albania is big on history and culture and has several sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list, or submitted on the tentative list.

Sites marked with ✓ are sites we visited.

Hotel Reviews