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Top 15+ Best Places To Visit In Albania This Summer

The summer is approaching and travellers around the world are looking at locations to head away from the scorching heat. One of the underrated locations that have made ripples in the new travel domain is the country of Albania. Albania is a European nation that lies in Southeastern Europe, which is increasingly becoming popular with global travellers. The country is perfect for a visit in the months of April and June and due to its non-popularity, tends to be less crowded than its European counterparts. Below is an overview of some of the top 15+ best places to visit in Albania this summer.

15+ Best Places To Visit In Albania

Apollonia

Top 15+ Best Places To Visit In Albania This Summer

Of all the best places to visit in Albania, Apollonia is one destination that comes to mind right away. The location lies in the vicinity of the small city of Fier. Apollonia is one of the popular UNESCO heritage sites in Albania, that features an impressive archaeological park. The park is home to several artefacts, ruins and relics that date back to the ancient Greek and Roman era that once called the region its home back in 600 B.C. 

Location: Fier region

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: Apollonia’s Bouleuterion, Apollonia Museum, Apollonia’s Stoa or Portico


Pogradec

Pogradec

The next location on the list of 15+ best places to visit in Albania is the city of Pogradec. The city lies on the southwestern shores of Lake Ohrid, which shares its shores with the country of North Macedonia. Pogradec is a popular tourist attraction among locals and visitors. The city is popular for its pleasant and fresh climate during the summer. The city of Pogradec is one of the popular places to visit in Albania well known for the rich panoramic views and medieval archaeological ruins.

Location: Southeastern Albania

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: Guri I Kamjes, Pogradec Castle ruins, Enkelana


Tirana

Tirana

The capital city of Albania is definitely one of the first destinations that you would visit on your trip to the country. Tirana is the largest city in Albania and is home to some of the largest collections of old age wonders. From communist buildings to Ottoman era structures to Italian architecture the city has it all. The city has come far from its days of colonial lifelessness to the wonderfully painted and decorated buildings and streets. The city is the perfect place for exploring the nightlife that Albania has to offer, coupled with great food and beverages.

Location: Central Albania

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: National History Museum, Pyramid Of Tirana, Skanderbeg Square


Permet

Permet, Best 15 + Places To Visit In Albania

In the south of Albania lies a town that in recent times has become a popular tourist attraction in Albania. The region has a few well known attractions that one can explore, however, there is one attraction that is like Permet’s secret weapon. This location is is the Benja Thermal Baths, which is the perfect place for a rejuvenating experience. The Benja thermal baths is the perfect spot for a relaxing dip in the warm geothermal baths of the region, alongwith the perfect picturesque views of the landscapes surrounding the baths.

Location: Southern Albania

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: Kisha e Shën Kollit, Rafting Vjosa, Guri I Qytetit

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Llogara Pass

Llogara Pass

Albania is home to some of the best landscapes in Europe, many of which yet remain a mystery. One such fascinating and amazing location is the Llogara Pass which lies in a national park with the same suffix. Both the national park and the pass are certain to give you an in-depth experience of the beautiful landscape that the region has to offer. The park is home to some interesting species of wildlife that call the region their home. Some of them are the golden eagles, European wildcats, chamois and many more.

Location: Albania Riviera

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: Canyon of Gjipe, Llogara National Park, Jale beach


Theth

Theth

In the northern part of Albania lies one of the 15+ best places to visit in Albania, Theth. The region is one of the most popular locations, perfect for travellers looking for hiking and a one on one with nature. Theth is home to plenty of trails that cross through dense forests, waterfalls and springs. Another popular attraction is the ‘Blue Eye Of Theth’, which is a wonderful blue water body. The pool came into being after years of erosion from the water flowing down the mountains, which in turn becomes the ‘Black River’.

Location: Shkodër County, Albania

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: Valbona Pass, Maja Jezerce, Blue Eye Theth


Vlore

Vlore

The next location perfect for a visit in Albania is the location of Vlore. The popular tourist attraction is the apt location for every member of the family. The location offers several options like beaches, rich nightlife and many historical wonders. Some of the popular beaches include places like Plazhi I Ri and Plazhi I Vjeter. For nightlife, we can recommend you the cold waters of Uji I Ftohte. Finally, on the historical front, we have the Independence Proclamation Building, where Albania proclaimed its independence in 1912.

Location: Southwestern Albania

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: Maja Jezerce, Valbona Pass, Maja e Radohimes


Berat

Berat, Best 15 + Places To Visit In Albania

On the list of 15+ best places to visit in Albania, is a location by the name of Berat. The city of Berat is one of the most prominent and exemplary locations to visit, due to the massive Ottoman influence found in the region. The city is popularly known as ‘The City Of Thousand Windows’, because of the numerous houses with windows that take their inspiration from the Ottoman style architecture. The location is one of the UNESCO heritage sites in Albania, attracting several visitors every year.

Location: Central Albania

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: Ethnographic Museum, Berat Castle, Holy Trinity Church


Sarande

Sarande

One of the most happening and cool breezy locations in Albania is the city of Sarande, which is a popular location for the best beach resort in Albania. The city lies between the Ionian sea and the lush hills of Olive groves, forming into an arc-shaped bay. Sarande is a one-stop-shop for beaches, throbbing nightlife and ancient historical sites. One can also hop around in Greece as one of the Greek islands of Corfu is just a day’s trip and a short ferry ride away.

Location: Albanian Riviera

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: Sarande Embankment, Monastery Of 40 Saints, Mango Beach


Albanian Riviera

Albanian Riviera

The Albanian Riviera is a tranquil stretch of land with sandy beaches stretching all the way from Sarande to Dhermi. The region is home to several towns and beach resorts that together form the Albanian Riviera or ‘Bregu’. The Riviera’s location close to the oceanfront offers travellers mouth-watering seafood delicacies with an Albanian twist. Some of the popular locations along the riviera include locations like Palase, Vuno, Borch and many more.

Location: Southwestern Albania

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: Llogara Pass, Butrint Archaeological Site And National Park, Gjipe Beach


Gjirokaster

Gjirokaster, Best 15 + Places To Visit In Albania

The place is one of the best places to explore when visiting the country of Albania. This small inland city is among the top UNESCO heritage sites in Albania along with Berat and Theth. The city is home to cobblestone streets and bazaars that exude Ottoman architectural styles. The city is home to numerous tourist attractions that speak a thousand words about the communal harmony that exists among the local Muslims and Christians.

Location: Valley Of Gjere mountains

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: Zekate House, The Cold War Tunnel, GjiroKastra Bazaar


Kruje

Kruje

The next place on the list of 15+ best places to visit in Albania brings us to the small town and municipality of Kruja. The location is particularly popular for some of the best panoramic views that the country of Albania has to offer. Kruje makes it to the top of the list, offering travellers a unique dive into the beautiful landscapes that the region has to offer. The region is popular for the numerous museums that adorn the region.

Location: North Central Albania

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: Castle Of Kruja, Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, Sari Salltik

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Lake Komani

Lake Komani

If you think you’ve seen it all, wait till you visit the ever so mesmerizing location of Lake Komani. The lake is a massive reservoir that lies in northern Albania and in the heart of steep and lush mountainous hills. The lake itself resembles a massive crystal mirror reflecting sunlight on a bright yet cool summer afternoon. The best way to enjoy the majestic lake is by boarding the famous Lake Koman Ferry. The ferry glides over the lake and slows down the hustle in one’s life to a crawl.

Location: Northern Albania

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: Mali I Cukalit, Maja e Murges, Paqe Island


Ksamil Islands

Ksamil Islands

The next location on the list of 15+ best places to visit in Albania brings us to the Ksamil Islands. The islands are a group of four rocky islets that lie on the southwestern coastline of the Albanian riviera in the Ionian Sea. The village of Ksamil after which the islands take their name, lies to the east of the islets. The location is popular for its great food, beautiful landscapes and tranquil beaches adorning the region. Making the visit an experience all the more intriguing and memorable.

Location: Southwestern Albania

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: Lori Beach, Plazhi Paradise, Avlaki Beach


Shkoder

Shkoder, Best 15 + Places To Visit In Albania

The city of Skoder is one place in the country of Albania that feels very unique and different from all the other cities found in the country. The reason behind this is that the city is the cultural capital of Albania, with the city hosting numerous festivals, several cultural shows in museums and various cultural events at the Migjeni Theater. The most unique feature of the city are the pastel colours on many buildings found throughout the city, which give it a very Italian feel.

Location: Plains of Mbishkodra

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: Venice Art Mask Factory, Rozafa Castle, Xhamia e Plumbit


Durres

Durres

The final location to make it to the list of 15+ best places to visit in Albania is the port city of Durres. The city may be the port city of Albania, but do not be think that the city does not have anything to offer. Durres lies very close to the capital city of Tirana and is home to several important historical sites in the country. The city is home to the largest amphitheatre in all of Europe, which is named after the city it lies in. Apart from this, there are several other locations that are worth visiting like the Tower of Durres, Archaeological Museum of Durres and many more.

Location: Western Albania

Best Time To Visit: April & June or September & October

Places to Explore: Plazhi I Golemit, Cape Of Rodon, Beach Of Durres

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