Due to the communist past of Albania which longed for over 40 years, Albania remained unknown for the rest of Europe and the world in general. However, during the recent decades the country has undergone significant changes in all spheres of life, economical and political spheres as well as in tourism field which is one of the key income for the country’s budget. Today Albania turns out to be one of the most attractive holiday destinations in Europe, which gives the reason to the foreign media for constant news circulation about Albania. NY Times promoted “the rugged beauty” of Albanian coast as a a 4th destination out of 52 best places to go in 2014. Today the country makes the headlines as a 2017 destination one should definitely visit.
Los Angeles Times admits Albania along with Greek islands will substitute the Turkish ports due to safety reasons, thus becoming a new destination for cruise lines travellers who will embark in Saranda, the southern port of Albania, during the summer season.
MSC Cruises company has already included Albania to the itinerary.
CNN has recently included Albania to the list of 17 best places to visit in 2017 as a “sunny, cheap and with mile after mile of pristine beaches and unspoiled wilderness” country.
According to Forbes, Albania is among 30 cheapest places to travel in 2017 as “a wonderfully off-the-beaten-track budget destination in an otherwise very touristy and expensive continent”. Compared to other European countries, Albania can offer tourists to explore its fantastic nature and a great historical and cultural heritage, and “enjoy the Mediterranean waters” at a reasonable price.
Lonely Planet has reviewed the best beaches of Albanian Riviera which is known to be the most beautiiful coastline in the country, with the majority of tourists and local people striving for spending a holiday or a weekend in the golden beaches and these turquoise waters of the Ionian sea.