All the best places to visit in Albania

Photo of a city in Albania

Best places to visit in Albania ©Pixabay

Albania is not a very common name among the tourists which is quite sad as people don’t understand what they’re missing on with the best places to visit in Albania. Its undulating mountains and unblemished shorelines, lands covered with ruins from the roman times, Moreover, the appealing sky, blue lakes or the pleasant valleys involved by highly accommodating local people. Even though it has not made a huge mark when it comes to Europe, but the peculiarities of the culture and tradition is what makes Albania asking to be investigated.

Here is a list of the best places to visit in Albania during your stay in the country

First of the best places to visit in Albania : Tirana

Tirana is the following enormous thing in Eastern Europe. The Skanderbeg Square is one of the most famous places, named after the greatest hero who dedicated his life to fighting for Albania’s freedom against the Ottoman Empire. Also, wanting a break from the city life is another option that Tirana has to offer. The Bunk’art, turned into a museum that shows communist life in the day, along with the hike to Mount Dajti National Park is a perfect gateway from the busy life in the capital city centre.

Monument to Skanderbeg in Scanderbeg Square in the center of Tirana, Albania

Monument to Skanderbeg in Scanderbeg Square in the center of Tirana in Albania ©AdobeStock

Second of the best places to visit in Albania : Shkodra

Shkodra is very rich in culture and heritage sites. The city is proud to bring so many artists, writers, poets and musicians to the world from this part of the world. The main attraction at Shkodra is the Rozafa Castle that stands alone on a rocky cliff giving the city a perfect view to look up to. The Shkodra Lake is another point where you can have a bath as well as experience the local bio eateries from the number of food vendors present at the spot.

Panoramic view at Albanian nature from Rozafa Castle

Panoramic view at Albanian nature from Rozafa Castle in Shkodra ©AdobeStock

Third of the best places to visit in Albania: Vlora

Vlora is the city that is closest to the hearts of the people as this is where the independence came from. This makes it a city of numerous museums and monuments. The most famous is the Independence Monument which marks the declaration of independence. It is a nice place to relax and observe the local culture. Since Vlora is a harbour city, it has the most beautiful coastline and is called the Albanian Riveria locally known as the “Bregu”.

Gjipe Beach, Albania

Gjipe Beach in Vlora, Albania ©AdobeStock

Fourth of the best places to visit in Albania: Saranda

The city name hails from a very notable monastery and this is why Saranda means “Forty Saints” which tells a story of 40 Christians who sacrificed their lives for their beliefs. It is only 20 minutes away from Corfu in Greece and it is home to a standout amongst the best beaches. The port of Saranda is also a good place to enjoy the local seafood eateries and also enjoy the busy shoreline. If the city life gets too much, The Lekursi Castle can be a perfect picnic spot where you might as well enjoy the view.

Ancient theater in the ruins of Butrint in southern Albania

Ancient theater in the ruins of Butrint in southern Albania, Saranda ©AdobeStock

Fifth of the best places to visit in Albania: Berat

This city has been an observer to various religious and cultural communities. It is situated on the Osumi River on which Berat Castle lies above everything, overlooking the city. In the south of Berat Castle lays a beautiful Church named as the Holy Trinity Church. Because of its location, one can have a beautiful panoramic view of the city and also the experience of Byzantine architecture.

Historic city of Berat in Albania, World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Historic city of Berat in Albania, World Heritage Site by UNESCO ©AdobeStock

How to go to Albania ?

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