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Welcome to Albania, a land of untouched beauty and authentic experiences, nestled along the Adriatic and Ionian coasts between Montenegro and Greece. Unwind along the Albanian Riviera, with its pristine beaches and charming coastal towns as you bask in the warm sun, snorkel in the clear turquoise waters or simply lay back in the shade of an ancient olive tree. As you head inland, the majestic Albanian Alps await with their snow-capped peaks, dramatic gorges and hidden lakes. Immerse yourself in the country’s rich cultural heritage by visiting the UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the ancient city of Butrint, where ruins tell tales of empires past, or the city of Gjirokastër, with its cobblestone streets and Ottoman-style houses.

Discover the warm local hospitality and embrace the vibrant rhythm of traditional Albanian music and dance. Indulge in traditional cuisine, with its delectable blends of Mediterranean and Balkan flavours, accompanied by renowned Albanian wines. Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation or a journey into the past, Albania is the perfect destination for an unforgettable holiday.

Country highlights

Albanian Riveria

The Albanian Riviera is a picturesque and enchanting coastal destination along the Ionian Sea. It offers pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, charming coastal towns, and breathtaking vistas. With a vibrant atmosphere, delicious cuisine, and a range of activities, it promises a perfect escape for beach lovers, nature enthusiasts, and culture seekers alike.

This sunkissed stretch of coastline offers a diverse range of activities for travellers seeking a memorable holiday experience. Explore picturesque coastal towns such as Sarande, Vlore and Himare, relax on pristine beaches such as Ksamil and Dhermi, and indulge in delicious fresh seafood at beachfront restaurants and traditional eateries. Nature enthusiasts can hike through the stunning Llogara National Park or visit the beautiful Blue Eye spring. History buffs can explore ancient archaeological sites like Butrint and experience the unique blend of Ottoman and Venetian influences in the region’s architecture. With its breathtaking landscapes, warm hospitality, and rich cultural heritage, the Albanian Riviera is an ideal destination for a truly unforgettable vacation.


The bay area of Durres offers a wealth of activities for visitors seeking a memorable holiday experience. Start by exploring the ancient ruins of the Durres Amphitheatre, one of the largest Roman amphitheaters in the Balkans. For a relaxing day at the beach, head to Durres Beach, where you can soak up the sun, swim in crystal-clear waters and indulge in delicious seafood at the numerous beachfront restaurants. Nature lovers can explore the scenic landscapes of Cape Rodon, known for its stunning cliffs and picturesque views, ideal for hiking and photography. Stroll along the colorful Durres Promenade, lined with cafes, shops, and entertainment venues and sample traditional Albanian dishes like Byrek and Tavë Kosi.

Golem is famed for its stunning sandy beaches, where locals and international visitors soak up the Mediterranean sun and enjoy the crystal-clear Ionian waters. Visitors can also explore nearby natural wonders, such as the Karavasta Lagoon, where they can observe a variety of bird species in their natural habitat. Golem also offers a vibrant nightlife scene, with beachfront bars and clubs perfect for unwinding and dancing the night away.

Qerret offers a variety of activities that cater to all types of travelers. Start your day with a visit to the beautiful Qerret Beach, where you can swim in the crystal-clear waters or relax on the sandy shores. For adventure seekers, explore the nearby hills and mountains on hiking or biking trails that offer stunning panoramic views.

Shengjin & Velipoje

The picturesque north-western coast of Albania is a hidden gem for those seeking a tranquil and authentic beach getaway. Stunning landscapes, some of the country’s finest beaches and natural landmarks like Buna River and Lagoon offer visitors the perfect setting for the ultimate in relaxing, sunbathing and watersports. Tourists can also visit the numerous historic sites such as Velipoje Castle, explore Shkodra Lake, and experience the local culture by attending one of the numerous festivals and events held across the region.

Shengjin is the perfect destination for an unforgettable holiday experience. With its pristine white sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, and a relaxed coastal atmosphere, Shengjin offers the ideal retreat for beach lovers and sun seekers. Explore the charming town center with its colorful buildings and traditional seafood restaurants, or indulge in water sports such as swimming, snorkeling, and boating. With its warm Mediterranean climate, picturesque landscapes, and welcoming locals, Shengjin is truly a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.

With its pristine sandy beaches stretching along the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea, Velipoje offers a serene and relaxing environment, perfect for sunbathing and swimming. The town itself exudes a charming and laid-back atmosphere, with traditional restaurants and shops offering local delicacies and handicrafts. Nature lovers will also appreciate the nearby Velipoje-Kune-Arberia National Park, a haven for birdwatchers and hikers.

Tour highlights

  • Stay in Albania’s historic capital, Tirana

  • Dürres’ beautiful coast and ancient sites

  • Beautiful Berat, the ‘town of a thousand windows’

  • Ancient Greek ruins of Apollonia

  • UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint

Featuring fascinating towns, landmarks and historical sites dating back to the Ottoman period, along with scenic forests, rivers and mountains, Albania is a hidden gem in Europe and one that continues to impress tourists who venture out to this part of the Balkan region.

Whether your priority is adventure, play or relaxation, there is plenty to see and do in Albania, such as explore the ancient city of Dürres – which has over 3,500 years of history, as evident by the Roman ampitheatre and public baths – and visit Berat Castle, where, upon reaching the top, you can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding houses and hillside scenery.

And to top it all off, you’ll enjoy exquisite, traditional Albanian cuisine, including dinner at the world famous Mrizi i Zanave restaurant, which sources fresh ingredients straight from its very own organic farm.