Albania is undoubtedly the most unknown jewel of the Adriatic. Today's visitors are pioneers because tourism in Albania is still relatively confidential. Located on strategic routes connecting the West and the East, Albania has been since ancient times the heart of the lusts of the great Mediterranean powers who have left their mark. And even though the country officially became an independent state only from the twentieth century, Albania is an ancient nation with a 2,000-year-old language and culture. The testimony of this rich past is reflected first of all in its varied heritage whose many sites will delight visitors culture lovers: Butrint the ancient city, Berat the Ottoman wonder, Gjirokastra the fascinating stone city of Ismail Kadaré, but also perched citadels, mosques and churches built side by side.
|Area (km2)||28 000 km2|