A quick guide to Albania
In the heart of the Mediterranean, on the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, Albania
is fast becoming one of the world's most interesting getaways. Still relatively
unspoiled by globalization, tourists will notice an inspiring mixture of
civilizations and cultures - making this European country truly unique.
Nestled in between Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Montenegro, and across
the Adriatic from Italy, Albania boasts blue and turquoise seas, beautiful beaches,
snow peaked mountains, rivers, lakes, and forests. As well as stunning nature,
Albanians themselves are famous for their hospitality, and tourists are
welcomed with heart-warming generosity.
Albanian history and culture is fascinating. Butrint, one of the world's
archeological wonders - and a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the south of
Albania provides a glimpse of Mediterranean civilization from the Bronze Age
through the Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman periods - all atop a
cliff overlooking Corfu. It's not to be missed!
Home of both Mother Theresa and the great 15th Century hero Skanderbeg,
Albania today offers not only beach and mountain holidays, but also a vibrant
city life, a relaxing outdoor cafe culture and you will see that it's quickly
evolving in a myriad of directions.