#01 TIRANA

Sip an espresso in Albania’s colourful, chaotic capital

#01 TIRANA

#02 BERAT

The 'town of the thousand windows' is known for its pretty rows of Ottoman houses lining the hills

#02 BERAT

#03 IONIAN COAST

Albania has some wonderful stretches of beach along its Ionian shore

#03 IONIAN COAST

#04 GJIROKASTRA

Birthplace of dictator Enver Hoxha, this stone city with its busy bazaar is now listed by UNESCO

Things not to miss: Gjirokastra, Albania.© Florian Augustin/Shutterstock

#05 KRUJA

Hilltop scene of national hero Skanderbeg’s resistance

Things not to miss: Skanderbeg Museum, Kruje, Kruja, Albania.© Mitzo/Shutterstock 

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