Shengjin Beach (Albania)

Shengjin Beach (Albania) Shëngjin is in Lezhe.Shengjin is a growing beach town located in Northwest Albania well known for its Adriatic coastline and tourist accommodations. Shengjin is quickly becoming one of the must see locations in Albania for day trippers or those looking for a relaxing getaway by the coast. Shëngjin is the northernmost port of entry to Albania. […]

Most Popular Castles in Albania

Table of Contents 1 Porto Palermo 2 Kruja Castle 3 Berati Castle 4 Shkodra Castle 5 Gjirokastra Castle Porto Palermo Porto Palermo When you travel from Himara to Qeparo or vice-versa, is impossible not to notice the castle at Porto Palermo Bay also known as Panorama Bay. It is located 228km away from Tirana via Llogara Pass. The beautiful castle […]

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Top 10 Most Popular Castles in Albania

Table of Contents 1 Skenderbeu’s Castle at Rodoni Cape 2 Lezha Castle 3 Bashtova Castle 4 Kanina Castle 5 Lekuresi Castle TIRANA, February 6 Legends and historical events have immortalized castles as significant elements of Albania’s cultural heritage. Numerous castles in Albania are magnets for international tourists. Hence, we decided to look at the country’s ten most popular castles. Skenderbeu’s […]

10 Fun & Interesting Facts About Albania

Albania has been an independent country for 104 years.  During that time, it’s become an increasingly popular tourist destination.  It attracts beachcombers, foodies interested in unique traditional cuisine, and history buffs looking for a rich cultural heritage.  If you’re planning to visit, and I highly recommend it, here are 15 interesting facts about this historically isolated […]

15 Things to Do in the Albanian Riviera

The line of villages along the Albanian coastline is known a Bregu to the locals, and the Albanian Riviera to the rest of the world. Starting in Palasa and ending in Lukove, tourists flock to the area each year in search of what Frommer’s named the Top Value Destination of 2012.  Filled with isolated pockets of undeveloped […]

Traditional Food of Albania

The dishes of Albania have their roots with the ancient Ottoman Empire. The combination of richly fertile land, proximity to the sea, and blurry cultural lines with their neighbours have culminated in a modern cuisine that is both diverse and simple. Modern day influences include Greece, Italy, and Turkey. Meat and vegetables are the staple, along with […]

Things to Do in Korce (Albania)

Korca, also known as the city of serenades is located in southeastern Albania, closer to the Greek and Macedonian border. Korca gave a major contribution to the historic and cultural development of Albania and it’s home to the first Albanian language school that opened on March 7, 1887. March 7 is observed as the Teacher’s […]

Pogradec (Albania)

One of the most up-and-coming places to visit in Albania is Pogradec, which can be found on the shores of Lake Ohrid in the east of the nation. Lake Ohrid is the deepest lake in the Balkan region and while the Macedonian side of the lake is more popular, Albania’s shore is definitely on the […]

Lake Koman (Albania)

For the most breathtaking scenery in the entire Balkans, visiting Lake Koman in Albania should be on anyone’s bucket list. Often described as one of the world’s great boat trips, the journey takes visitors from the hydro-electric dam at Koman to the port of Fierza. While the locals that use the boat regularly may now […]