The coast of Albania is opposite the Italian south coast and only a few kilometers away from the Greek island of Corfu, but for European tourists this region is still "terra incognita". It offers travel enthusiasts a true holiday paradise spread over a length of 450 kilometers, offering not only relaxing sunbathing, but also many opportunities for active and adventure holidaymakers. In the north, the neighboring beaches of Durres and Golem are the most popular and the most developed. The lagoon of Karavasta with 45 square kilometers, in central Albania, is the largest coastal lagoon in the country and one of the largest in the Mediterranean. The "Albanian Riviera", as locals call the southern coastal strip between Vlora and Saranda on the Ionian Sea, has miles of empty beaches. The Llogara Pass at 1,000 meters above sea level, located at the northern end of the region, is the entrance to the Riviera and offers an overwhelming view along the coast to the south.
Albania´s world cultural heritage
Once a Greek colony, Apollonia flourished especially during the Roman period. The ruins of the ancient city are scattered over a whole hill. Walking around the area, visitors are particularly amazed by the ancient theatre and the ruins of the town hall. In the extreme southwest of the country, UNESCO declared the archaeological finds of Butrint, with Greek, Roman and early Christian buildings, a "World Heritage Site" in 1992. The town is picturesquely situated on a peninsula by the Lake Butrint, which is connected to the sea by a short channel - the island of Corfu seems within reach. Albania's second UNESCO World Heritage Site is the city of Gjirokastra, with its buildings from the Ottoman period, also known as the "city of stones" and "the city of a thousand stairs".
Nature experience Albania
Breathtaking landscapes, crystal-clear rivers, lush vegetation of medicinal herbs, healthy air, isolation from civilization - this is the National Park of Theth in the middle of the 2,700m high peaks of the Albanian Alps in the north of the country. The valley of Theth is the dream realization of every individual tourist who likes to forget civilization in the mountains. Theth is ideal for hiking, trekking and mountain biking enthusiasts, which is why the valley is also an excellent starting point for exploring the Albanian Alps.
Tour suggestions Albania