Explore the virtually unspoilt mountains of the Albanian Alps. Holiday by Albania's pristine sandy beaches such as Vlora and Dhermi along the beautiful Adriatic and Ionian Sea coastlines. Visit villages and towns almost untouched by the passing years and sip a glass of local raki (strong alcoholic aperitif made with plums and grapes) at any bar or restaurant.
Flights and holidays to Albania
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Tirana is a modern city with a rich history, set against the stunning backdrop of the Albanian Alps.
Intrepid explorers can enjoy relaxing in Tirana’s largest recreation centre in the Dajti Mountains, where visitors can take guided hikes up the mountain trails or enjoy some leisurely horseback riding along some of the beautiful scenic detours Tirana has to offer.
City breaks in Albania
Many Albanian cities are worth visiting in addition to Tirana, the dynamic and fast-changing capital. Hilltop castles watch over the historic cities of Berat and Gjirokastra. Shkodra is a good base for visiting the Albanian Alps on hiking or mountain-biking holidays. At Saranda whitewashed houses line the bay. Close by are the ruins of the ancient city of Butrint.
Both the Albanian Alps in the north of the country and Llogara National Park in the south offer excellent and varied trekking and mountain biking. Take some time off in Pogradec, a popular resort on Lake Ohrid or just 45 minutes from Tirana, Durres has good, sandy beaches. Explore the unspoilt Albanian Riviera's dramatic coastal scenery, stretching along the Ionian Sea.
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