Every turn reveals something unexpectedly beautiful in Albania. Culturally rich and with nature’s bounty in vast abundance, Albania is the Balkans’ best kept secret. Pristine blue lagoons, ancient Mediterranean cities, charming fishing villages, and Ottomanesque bazaars are just the tip of the iceberg.
Olive and cherry groves dot the region around Berat while Pine trees line steeper hill slopes in the countryside. Stunning vistas are par for the course while driving from Saranda to Vlora. Gjirokastra castle looms over the town by the same name, while Kruja bustles with bazaar life. The ruins at Butrint are a historians delight. From the Illyrians and Trojans to the Bulgars and the Ottomans, Albania has long been a cultural melting pot in the Balkans. Warmth and friendliness is ingrained in the people and smiling faces will greet you everywhere. Explore the hidden gems of this stunningly beautiful country with Exeter International.
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