Albania is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. If you visit Albania, you will discover a rich history and friendly locals. Whether you go on a road trip or backpacking in Albania, make sure you travel to Albania this summer!

Facts about Albania

Capital city: Tirana

Official language: Albanian

Currency: Lek

Traveling through Albania

If you are planning your trip to the Balkans, make sure you visit Albania. Get some suggestions for your perfect Albania itinerary with ideas of what to do in Albania, which cities to visit, and the exciting hike through Theth National Park.

No matter where you travel in Albania, from the capital Tirana to the Albanian Riviera, you will be pleasantly surprised by excellent food, gorgeous beaches, and lots of picture opportunities!

Places to visit in Albania


Tirana is Albania’s very lively and creative capital. It’s amazing to walk on its streets and look at the colorful buildings and strange installations. And where else in Europe do you get to climb on a pyramid? Read travel blog posts about Tirana →


Shkoder is a more quiet place to visit in Albania, probably also because this city is smaller in size. Close to Shkoder, you’ll be able to visit Rozafa Castle and go swimming in Lake Skadar. It’s also a good place to stay if you plan to go on a Komani Lake ferry ride or go hiking through Theth National Park. Read travel blog posts about Shkoder →

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