If you’re looking to visit Albania to take a break from your busy life, you’re thinking right. Albania is ranked among the best holiday destinations in the world. It has everything to cater to tourists’ needs. Located in the southeastern Europe, Albania is bordered by Kosovo to the northeast, the Adriatic Sea to the west, Montenegro to the northwest, Greece to the south, and the Republic of North Macedonia to the east. Although it’s a small country, the opportunities for tourists are endless there. This is the reason why the tourism in Albania is booming. The following are the best places to visit in Albania:
Located in the middle of Albania, Berat is believed to be the oldest towns in the country. It’s widely recognized by its nickname ‘’ the City of a Thousand Windows,’’ thanks to its mix of Albanian and Ottoman architecture. The 140th century castle ‘’Kalaja’’ is Berat’s most popular tourist attraction, which still has a population of hundreds. In 2008, Berat was incorporated into the list of Unesco World Heritage sites, thanks to its unique, retro architecture.
Saranda is an ideal choice for people wanting to recline on beaches or observe nature from close quarters. Saranda is home to world’s most amazing beaches where you can enjoy long hours enjoying stunning sunsets. Lekursi Castle is one of the best places that are really worth a visit.
Gjirokastra is a Unesco city and one of the best places to visit in Albania. You will observe unique Ottoman architecture, with houses decorated like small castles. Visiting Ottoman bazaar must be on your top agenda during your stay in Gjirokastra. It’s also a birthplace of world renowned author Ismail Kadare and country’s former dictator Enver Hoxha. Today their old homes have turned into museums.