Albania is an attractive tourist destination, not only due to its varied landscapes, but also thanks to its rich cultural and historical treasures. Albania is located in a very important section of the Balkan Peninsula, facing “ancient Rome” and en route to Byzantium and the “capital of the world” at that time, Istanbul. As such, many conquerors have passed through the region, leaving traces of their cultures. The treasures and remains of the region’s great civilizations are still visible today, including the Hellenes, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, Venetians and modern Italians.
“With its stunning mountain scenery, a thriving capital in Tirana and beaches to rival any elsewhere in the Mediterranean, Albania has become the sleeper hit of the Balkans. But hurry here, as word is well and truly out.” – Lonely Planet