Traveling in Albania
A few years ago, no one would’ve thought of going to Albania for vacation. in Europe The most obvious choices were countries such as Italy, Spain, Greece and Cyprus. But there’s much more to Europe and Albania is one hidden gem that’s waiting to be explored. The first place I went to in Albania was Tirana, the capital city, and I do have to admit that it didn’t impress me. I was a bit worried that this would reflect my entire trip to Albania that I had planned. What exactly did this country have to offer? And why aren’t more people visiting Albania?
To my surprise, it became one of the best places I’ve ever visited, and that says a lot after almost traveling in 60 countries. I would’ve never realized that Albania would be a favourite. And perhaps that’s why I love it so much – because it was such a lovely surprise. I got the opportunity to travel there for 2 weeks and I only wished that I had more time. After making our way out of Tirana, we started discovering sides of Albania that we loved. First, we made a pit stop in Berat, a quaint little town by the mountains which offered stunning views. To our surprise, we were almost the only tourists walking around there. I’m sure that’s not the case these days.
But it’s the coastline that really took our breath away. Crystal clear water, long stretches of white sand beaches and a hot, tropical climate all made this the perfect place to spend our vacation at. We were yet again stunned by how few tourists there were, but also really happy that we got it “all to ourselves” (well, it was us and the locals). We even had an 8 bed dorm all to ourselves because we were the only guests there. During the day we swam around and at night we had dinner by the beach. It’s worth noting that the prices in Albania are incredibly affordable as well so we could even splurge without feeling bad about it. I would even say that it’s one of the cheapest countries to travel in Europe, so if you’re on a tighter budget but still want to enjoy your vacation to the fullest, there’s really no better place to do it than here.
If you want to visit a place with stunning landscape, grand mountains, small, charming towns, stunning beaches, friendly locals and a place with really cheap prices, you must go to Albania. It’s a country that has the whole package! And it’s just a matter of time before this place will boom. As soon as people realize that paradise is waiting for them in Albania, they’ll drop everything and head here. And so should you.