15 Photos That Will Make You Want to Pack and Visit Albania ASAP

15 Photos That Will Make You Want to Pack and Visit Albania ASAP

Albania has been my home for the last 4 months, so I wanted to share with you my favourite photos from this incredibly beautiful and untouched country.  Beware, these photos may make you want to pack your bags and visit Albania as soon as possible!

 

15 photos that will make you want to pack and visit Albania ASAP

1)Discover the paradise that is Ksamil.

It is the most popular place for tourists to visit in the south of Albania simply because of its paradise-like features.  White sand, crystal clear water and chilled beach vibe.

 

 

15 photos that will make you want to pack and visit Albania ASAP

2) Berat is one of the UNESCO towns located in Albania.

It’s famous for its white ottoman houses like in the picture above.  The town is commonly referred to as the town of one thousand windows.  Can you see why?

 

 

15 photos that will make you want to pack and visit Albania ASAP

3) Albania’s coastline is incredibly picturesque. 

In the distance, you can see Greece.  Did you know from Corfu to Saranda (Albania) it’s only a 25-minute ferry ride?!

 

 

15 photos that will make you want to pack and visit Albania ASAP

4) Albania’s architecture is beautifully quaint. 

If you get to explore the ancient villages you will be blessed with cobbled streets and old stone houses.

 

 

15 photos that will make you want to pack and visit Albania ASAP

5) The coastal drive from Saranda to Himare is one of the best in the world. 

Make sure you take the time to stopover for picture breaks as the views are breath-taking.

 

 

15 photos that will make you want to pack and visit Albania ASAP

6) The people of Albania are very friendly and hospitable.  

They are some of the most caring, honest and helpful people I have come across on my travels.  In Albania, they have a code of Besa which roughly translates to ‘to keep the promise’. Albanians will promise to keep you safe and full always!

 

 

15 photos that will make you want to pack and visit Albania ASAP

7)  The sunsets are simply incredible

Especially from the Hairy Lemon Hostel in Saranda.  Scenes like this are a common occurrence.

 

 

15 photos that will make you want to pack and visit Albania ASAP

8)  Beaches like this one are everywhere down the south of Albania. 

In fact, I think Albania has the best beaches in Europe in my opinion.  They are less crowded than anywhere else you will find in Europe.  Trust me, they are amazing!

 

 

15 photos that will make you want to pack and visit Albania ASAP

9)  Albania has many UNESCO sites including this one, Butrint.

Located just 20km from Saranda lies a Roman and Greek heritage site dating back to the 8th century BC.

 

 

15 photos that will make you want to pack and visit Albania ASAP

10)  There’s always a quiet place to chill out in Albania, unlike its other European neighbours. 

The beaches are like Greece (even better!) and it’s also half the price making it an incredibly affordable travel destination.

 

 

15 photos that will make you want to pack and visit Albania ASAP

11)  Albania has many natural wonders including the Blue Eye, which is near the city of Saranda.

Still, no one can find the source of the spring.  Divers have only been able to go down 50 meters before having to come back up again, so there is no clue as to how deep this colourful spring is.

 

 

15 photos that will make you want to pack and visit Albania ASAP

12)  Berat’s castle is a fantastic viewpoint to look at the landscape of Albania. 

70% of Albania’s landscape is mountainous territory.

 

 

15 photos that will make you want to pack and visit Albania ASAP

13)  If you’re looking for a beach holiday, then Albania is the one. 

Albania is extremely popular for backpackers because it has the best of both worlds – great beaches and a fascinating and mind-blowing history.  Not only that but the culture and the language (Shqip) is unlike no other in this world!

 

 

15 photos that will make you want to pack and visit Albania ASAP

14)  Another UNESCO site is Gijrokastёr. 

The old town is beautiful with grape vines, stone buildings, cobbled streets and a kick-arse castle.  From the castle, you get a beautiful view of the old and new Gijrokastёr along with the surrounding mountains.  It’s especially beautiful during sunset.  You can even see tanks and touch other weapons within the castle.

 

 

15 photos that will make you want to pack and visit Albania ASAP

15)  From Lëkurësi Castle in Saranda, you get a magnificent view of the south of Albania and the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea. 

It really is one of the most impressive viewpoints in Albania, especially on a sunny day.

 

Did these photos make you want to visit Albania?  Make sure you read my ultimate guide to Saranda and my guide to transport through Albania.  They are going to be very helpful if you are planning a trip here.

 

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3 Comments

  1. December 23, 2017 / 10:15 am

    Beautiful pictures and they definitely make me want to visit. I have heard really good things about the beaches in Albania so maybe it’ll be one of my next destinations! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

  2. January 12, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    I always did want to visit Albania, but you’ve definitely sold me on the beaches!

  3. April 19, 2018 / 10:48 am

    Thanks for the great post and beautiful pictures. I should have visited there while I was in the Europe. Easier to get there…

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