everything you need to know before arriving in spectacular albania
what is the must-see spot in Albania and what don't you recommend to visit?
Albania is a country that has yet to hit the map of most European tourists. Though there is starting to build a buzz about this beautiful country around the Balkans, most of Europe and the world is still pretty unaware of this place. In this post, we’ll introduce you to the best of Albania, from the best cities in Albania to fun things to do in Albania.
Awesome Things to do in Albania
The nature in Albania is phenomenal including mountain ranges, rivers, lakes and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (yip, I said it!) Top that off with a couple of quirky cities, UNESCO world heritage old towns and ridiculously affordable prices and you've got the stuff dreams are made of... or just really great holiday destinations.
Where should I book a hotel or maybe it would be best to rent an apartment?
You can find some great apartments to rent for a longer period. The other option is to ask any locals you get talking to if they know of an apartment to rent.
Some cool tips you should know
The best beaches in Albania
Ksamil Beach, Albania
Ksamil is a small village south of Sarandë with several little beaches and coves. The three islands in its turquoise bay are an easy swim or boat ride away. Ksamil can get really crowded in summer, particularly August, so go for June and September instead. The best beaches in Ksamil are Bora Bora and Lori beach.
Borsh beach is 7 km long, which makes it the longest beach in Albania. It’s also one of the least visited beaches in the country. Listen to the waves and sleep away the day on a lounge chair (rent is 250 lek.) – there’s plenty of room for stretching out without bumping into others.
Llamani Beach (Himare)
This little charmer of a beach is also located a few kilometres south of Himarë. It’s not so big, but the crystal clear waters make it worth visiting.
Jala beach is also referred to as “Glass Beach” for its crystal clear waters. Let’s just say that it lives up to its name. It can get a little crowded for Albanian standards, but it still doesn’t come close to what you’ll find in Croatia or Greece.
Dhërmi is one of the most popular beaches in Albania. There are lots of coves and smaller bays further along the beach (like the one below), including Gjipe and Jala.