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Tourism in Albania has been a key element to the country's economic activity and is constantly developing. Notably the country features unspoiled beaches, mountainous landscapes, traditional cuisine, archaeological artifacts, unique traditions, low prices and the wild atmosphere of the countryside.

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We know these places in Albania

Apollonia - Known for ancient theatre, archaeological site, museum, orthodox monastery. UNESCO tentative list.

Durrës (Durres) - Known for archaeological site, architecture, beach, marina, venetian empire. UNESCO tentative list.





Last updated on: 1 July 2019

Albania description

Albania is a country located on the Balkan Peninsula in South and Southeast Europe. Its coastline faces the Adriatic Sea to the northwest and the Ionian Sea to the southwest within the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders with Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of North Macedonia to the east, Greece to the south and a maritime border with Italy to the west.

It has remarkable diversity with the landscape ranging from the snow-capped mountains in the Albanian Alps (in the far north of the country are considered to be among the wettest regions of Europe) as well as the Korab, Skanderbeg, Pindus and Ceraunian Mountains to the hot and sunny coasts of the Albanian Adriatic and Ionian Sea along the Mediterranean Sea.

One of the most remarkable features about the country is the presence of numerous important lakes. The Lake of Shkodër is the largest lake in Southern Europe and located in northwest. In the southeast rises the Lake of Ohrid that is one of the oldest continuously existing lakes in the world. Further south extend the Large and Small Lake of Prespa, which are among the highest positioned lakes in the Balkans.

Rivers originate mostly in the east of Albania and discharge into the Adriatic Sea in the west. The longest river in the country, measured from its mouth to its source, is probably the Drin that starts at the confluence of its two headwaters, the Black and White Drin. Though of particular concern is the Vjosë that represents one of the last intact large river systems in Europe.

Albania experiences predominantly a mediterranean and continental climate, with four distinct seasons.

Albania possesses an exceptionally rich and contrasting biodiversity thanks to its geographical location at the center of the Mediterranean Sea and the great diversity in its climatic, geological and hydrological conditions.

Its biodiversity is conserved in 14 national parks, 1 marine park, 4 ramsar sites, 1 biosphere reserve and 786 protected areas of different categories.

The bulk of the tourist industry is concentrated along the Adriatic and Ionian Sea in the west of the country. However, the Albanian Riviera in the southwest has the most scenic and pristine beaches, and is often called the pearl of the Albanian coast.

Its coastline has a considerable length of 446 kilometres (277 miles). The coast has a particular character because it is rich in varieties of virgin beaches, capes, coves, covered bays, lagoons, small gravel beaches, sea caves and many landforms.

Other attractions include the mountainous areas such as the Albanian Alps, Ceraunian Mountains and Korab Mountains but also the historical cities of Berat (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Durrës (the busiest port in Albania and among the largest in the Adriatic Sea), Gjirokastër (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Sarandë, Shkodër and Korçë.

In the course of the centuries, Albanian cuisine has been widely influenced by the culture, geography and history of Albania and therefore different parts of the country have a specific regional cuisine.

In 2011, Lonely Planet named as a top travel destination, while The New York Times placed Albania as number 4 global touristic destination in 2014. A Huffington Post article outlined 10 reasons for visiting Albania in 2013. Recently, Albania has been officially dubbed as "Go Your Own Way". Previously, it was dubbed as "A New Mediterranean Love".

A number of renown international hotel chains are making their presence known in Albania like Hilton Garden Inn and Best Western in Tirana, Melia Hotels International in Durres, while others are awaiting the green light to start operations mainly in Tirana, the Albanian Alps, and along the Albanian Riviera.

There are currently 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Albania, and additional 4 sites on the tentative list.

Albania related tours

We at Monterrasol Travel welcome you to see Albania during multiday private car tour. Contact us if you would like to customize your tour to Albania.

We have developed several tours that visiting this beautiful place. But, if you have a special conditions or any from these tours fit you, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can organize a tour exactly as you would like. And remember, we have no problems to take you from almost any place where you stay, hotel or private accommodation.


Amazing south Balkans 14 days tour from Dubrovnik to Athens. Visit Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece mainland.

tour start in: Dubrovnik, Croatia

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 14 days (13 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Montenegro

tour destinations: Arta, Corinth, Dajbabe, Durrës, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kalamata, Mesolongi, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Ostrog, Parga, Patras, Rio, Sparta, Trebinje, Tvrdoš

This 14 days tour will allow you to meet amazing south Balkans countries: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, and of course beautiful Greece. The route will pass through Trebinje, Podgorica, Durres, Ioannina, Nafpaktos, Olympia, Sparta, Nafplio and other towns. We will see old castles, monasteries, archaeological sites, and amazing coastal line. At summer time we will stop on beaches to take a rest, refresh and enjoy the crystal clear water.

 

14 days

Price from € 2,333

 



Travel 15 days Adriatic coast of Montenegro and Albania + discover Greece mainland. All seasons tour from Tivat to Athens.

tour start in: Tivat, Montenegro

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 15 days (14 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Greece, Montenegro

tour destinations: Arta, Budva, Corinth, Dajbabe, Durrës, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kalamata, Kotor, Mesolongi, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Nikšić, Olympia, Ostrog, Parga, Patras, Rio, Sparta

In this tour we will travel 15 days by Adriatic coast of Montenegro and Albania, and discover Greece mainland and Peloponnese. Meet during the tour ancient monasteries and castles, enjoy amazing beaches, touch stones of old places in 3 countries.

 

15 days

Price from € 2,544

 



In-depth cultural tour 16 days from Dubrovnik to Athens. Explore Bosnia and Greece, discover Montenegro, meet Albania.

tour start in: Dubrovnik, Croatia

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 16 days (15 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro

tour destinations: Arta, Blagaj, Corinth, Dajbabe, Durrës, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kalamata, Kravica, Mesolongi, Međugorje, Mostar, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Ostrog, Parga, Patras, Počitelj, Rio, Sarajevo, Sparta, Ston

Balkan route from Dubrovnik to Athens in 16 days. Visit Bosnia, Montenegro, pass hills of Albania, and discover fortresses and ancient towns of Greece. Bosnian old towns and monasteries, Montenegro oldest monastery, hills of Albania, and discover greek fortresses, beaches, monasteries and archaeological sites.

 

16 days

Price from € 2,691

 



Greece+Albania off-season UNESCO sites tour 19 days from Igoumenitsa. Visit most of UNESCO Greece mainland and Albania places.

tour start in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour finish in: Igoumenitsa, Greece

tour duration: 19 days (18 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Apollonia, Arachova, Arta, Berat, Butrint, Delphi, Dodoni, Galaxidi, Gjirokastër, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Larissa, Lëkurësi, Mesolongi, Meteora, Metsovo, Nafpaktos, Nicopolis, Oeniadae, Parga, Porto Palermo, Rio, Servia, Thermopylae, Volos

This off-season 19 days (18 nights) tour covers several important UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Greece mainland and south Albania. Together with that will also visited numerous UNESCO Tentative List sites. Come to see beautiful Mediterranean land and visit stunning sites in the off-peak months! During the tour here is plenty of things to do: from fascinating museums to imposing archaeological sites, and from mouthwatering gastronomy to perfect- picture villages and towns. Both Greece and Albania is the ideal destination if you enjoy nature and dramatic landscapes, regardless the time of the year you plan to visit it.

 

19 days

Price from € 3,136

 



Greece+Albania off-season UNESCO sites tour 22 days from Athens. Visit most of UNESCO Greece mainland and Albania sites.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 22 days (21 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Greece

tour destinations: Apollonia, Argos, Arta, Berat, Butrint, Corinth, Delphi, Epidaurus, Gjirokastër, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Lamia, Livadeia, Lëkurësi, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Patras, Porto Palermo, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Trikala

This off-season 22 days (21 nights) tour covers the most important UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Greece mainland and all UNESCO World Heritage sites of Albania. Thw tour is also allow to visit many UNESCO Tentative List sites. Come to see beautiful Mediterranean land and visit stunning sites in the off-peak months! During the tour here is plenty of things to do: from fascinating museums to imposing archaeological sites, and from mouthwatering gastronomy to perfect- picture villages and towns. Both Greece and Albania is the ideal destination if you enjoy nature and dramatic landscapes, regardless the time of the year you plan to visit it.

 

22 days

Price from € 3,884

 



Off-season Greece+Albania UNESCO places 26 days tour from Athens. Visit most of UNESCO Greece+Albania places.

tour start in: Athens, Greece

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 26 days (25 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Greece

tour destinations: Aigai, Apollonia, Argos, Arta, Berat, Butrint, Corinth, Delphi, Dodoni, Epidaurus, Gjirokastër, Hosios Loukas, Ioannina, Kalamata, Kaninë, Lamia, Larissa, Livadeia, Lëkurësi, Mesolongi, Messene, Meteora, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Patras, Porto Palermo, Rio, Sparta, Thermopylae, Trikala, use it1

The off-season tour 26 days tour started in Athens cover most of UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites in 2 countries, Greece and Albania. Additionally, the tour cover several places in Greece that submitted to the UNESCO tentative list. Visiting UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites in Greece. This off-season tour will allow you to visit not only some of Greece's eighteen UNESCO World Heritage sites but also some of the country's fourteen sites in the UNESCO tentative list, together with other top destinations across this beautiful Mediterranean land. Come and visit this stunning country in the off-peak months! You will quickly understand why Greece is much more than just a perfect summer destination. Greece is a truly year-round destination! It boasts plenty of things to do: from fascinating museums to imposing archaeological sites, and from mouthwatering gastronomy to perfect- picture villages and towns. Greece is the ideal destination if you enjoy nature and dramatic landscapes, regardless the time of the year you plan to visit it.

 

26 days

Price from € 4,687

 



Adriatic Grand tour 29 days from Budapest to Athens. Visit the most interesting places in Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Greece.

tour start in: Budapest, Hungary

tour finish in: Athens, Greece

tour duration: 29 days (28 nights)

tour countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro

tour destinations: Arta, Bory, Dajbabe, Durrës, Epidaurus, Ioannina, Kravica, Medvedgrad, Messene, Međugorje, Mostar, Mycenae, Mystras, Nafpaktos, Nafplio, Olympia, Omiš, Ostrog, Parga, Patras, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Sparta, Split, Szigliget, Sümeg, Trogir, Varaždin, Zagreb, Šibenik

Adriatic Grand tour 29 days from Budapest to Athens. Visit the most interesting places in Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Greece.

 

29 days

Price from € 5,241

 



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