"Europe's Last 'White Spot'" Albania by AndreSTGT

Albania Travel Guide: 2,062 reviews and 5,650 photos

When I planned my road trip through Eastern Europe i initially thought about skipping Albania. I had read too many horror stories about independent travel in this country and it was so difficult to find any information at all on Albania.
But at the same time i felt challenged and eventually my curiosity was stronger than my rationality.
And as always, all the paranoia turned out to be unfounded and i'm very glad i visited this fascinating country.
After all, where in the Mediterranean can you still find beautiful deserted beaches in August?
Albania may be the poorest country in Europe, but it is not as messed-up as many Westerners think. Just like anywhere else in Eastern Europe you will find nice sidewalk caf├ęs, well-preserved historical towns and locals who know how to enjoy life.

The Albanian landscape is dotted with thousands of these bunkers. They were built during the communist dictatorship at the instigation of the paranoid dictator Enver Hoxha.

Gorgeous white sand beaches wait to be explored!!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Historical towns, deserted beaches, ancient ruins
  • Cons:Dangerous roads, socialist architecture
  • In a nutshell:Fascinating Mediterranean destination for adventurers
  • Last visit to Albania: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated Jan 14, 2004
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