#01 TIRANA

Sip an espresso in Albania’s colourful, chaotic capital

#02 BERAT

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

#03 IONIAN COAST

Albania has some wonderful stretches of beach along its Ionian shore

#04 GJIROKASTRA

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

#05 KRUJA

Hilltop scene of national hero Skanderbeg’s resistance

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7 things you didn't know you could do in Albania

7 things you didn't know you could do in Albania

Albania often doesn’t get the kudos it deserves. The country still suffers from the echoes of its Communist past: few people travelled in or out for decades d…

26 Oct 2016 • Lottie Gross insert_drive_file Article
An Instagram journey through Albania: 11 beautiful pictures

An Instagram journey through Albania: 11 beautiful pictures

During two weeks researching in Albania for the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, Web Editor Lottie Gross took over our Instagram account to document her trav…

16 May 2016 • Lottie Gross insert_drive_file Article
10 reasons why you need to visit Tirana

10 reasons why you need to visit Tirana

Albania’s capital used to regularly top lists for Europe's worst city. Decades of Stalinist rule left Tirana grey and grim, lacking in both infrastructure and…

27 May 2015 • Garth Cartwright insert_drive_file Article
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