The authorities of Albania are doing everything to develop tourism in Albania. Russians and Belarusians for example have received free entry to the country for the summer period. Therefore, beauties of this country became more accessible and the number of tourists who rested on the Albanian beaches, which already exceeds the number of tourists of Montenegro and Croatia, proves that.
Tirana is the lively and colourful capital of Albania and its largest city with its never ending movement and energy. Being the capital since 1920, Tirana is quite a modern city, though the area has been populated since antiquity. Still there are a number of historical sites which you can not pass by while in Tirana.
Durres is the second largest city in Albania and the country’s biggest port in the Adriatic sea. It is one of the most ancient cities in Albania. Known by name of Epidamnus, it was established in the year 627 B.C. and later flourished as a significant port of the Eastern Adriatic and a vital Roman port of Via Egnatia which was a main trade route between Rome and Byzantium.
Korcha is a picturesque city with a unique landscape and significant cultural heritage. This is a place where the joy never ends and where modern and ancient architecture are perfectly mixed. In this amazing, colorful and hospitable city, there are many monuments and sights created under the Ottoman Empire.
The “Blue Pearl of the Balkans”, Lake Ohrid lies in the picturesque region surrounded by magnificent high mountains landscapes of Macedonia and Albania. With its unique flora and fauna ecosystems it is one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes of a great historical and cultural importance, which is nowadays a UNESCO World Heritage Site annually attracting tourists, pilgrims and scientists from all over the world.
Theth National Park is definitely one of the most beautiful sites of Albania located at an altitude of 1200 to 2567 m above sea level in extreme northern Albania. Mostly due to weather conditions Theth remains remote. The mountain roads are impassable during the winter months, and the place is accessible by off road vehicles in warm dry seasons.
Valbona Valley National Park, also known as “Albanian miracle of Alps”, is considered one of the most beautiful parks in Albania located in the Northern part of the country in the very heart of the Accursed Mountains (aka Prokletje).
Llogara National Park is a wonderful recreation area 40 km south of Vlora at the dividing point between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. The park is famous for its green forests of pines and fir trees as well as the abundant fauna forming the ecological significance of the surrounding area.
Albanian Riviera is a famous coastal area along the Ionian sea at the foot of high and beautiful mountains in Southern Albania. The Riviera stretches from Llogara National Park along the picturesque coast through traditional Mediterranean villages of Dhermi, Himara, Borsh, Qeparo, Piqeras, Lukove featuring ancient castles, orthodox churches with beautiful orange, lemon, and olive groves nearby.
Explore the city of Kruja which is a birthplace of the national Albanian hero Skanderbeg whose troops successfully defended Albania against the Ottoman army that only after the death of Skanderbeg captured the country and reigned in Albanian land for over 500 years. Today Kruja is a center of tourism in Albania, and a source of inspiration to Albanians.