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25 Albanian attractions you SHOULD visit this summer [2024]

It’s surprising how many places you will have to visit to get a true taste of Albania. There is no identical places. Each rare and unique, with a different history to discover and so much things to do everywhere.

Do you have the right energy for it?
We have prepared a list of the 25 most interesting attractions to see from the north to the south of Albania, from Valbona to Ksamil. The list is definitely much more diverse and the travel options more numerous, but in our opinion, this is the best of what our country has to offer.
Visiting these destinations will not only offer you an adventure that can hardly be narrated with photos, but it won’t damage your pocket, either.
It is recommended to travel with friends or family! So, without further ado…

25 Albanian attractions you should visit this summer

1. Valbona Valley

2. Theth

 

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3. Shala River

 

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4. Lura Lakes

 

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5. Kruja Bazaar

If you are passionate about culture and history, Kruja is one of the first destinations to visit. Visiting the Museum of Skanderbeg and the old House of the family of Toptans, which is now an ethnographic museum, are the first things to do. You can’t go there though, without walking through the Old Bazaar, where you can find handcfrafts and souvenir shops. You can also hike to Qafeshtama National Park,about 15 miles (25 km) away from Kruja.
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6. Mrizi i Zanave

7. Bunkart Tirana

8. Old neighborhoods of Berat

The old ottoman city is so inviting just by looking at the pictures. This Unesco Heritage is called ‘The city of one-above-one windows’ because of the white houses located on the hill. The feeling is unique. You know it as soon as you reach the Castle of Berat. A maze of stone roads, dry stone walls and centuries-old houses still inhabited by local families. These houses have been turned into guest houses where you can spend the night. Is there anything more unique than sleeping inside the walls of an ancient castle?

 

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9. Belsh Lakes

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10. Osum Canyons

 

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11. Holta Canyon

 

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12. Hotsprings of Benja

PS: Don’t let the muddy Vjosa River fool you, it’s usually clear. It just happened to be muddy on this day.

13. Driloni

 

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14. Prespa Lake

 

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15. Korca Bazaar

Definitely Korca offers a host of historic choices like First Classroom, you can visit the “Resurrection of Christ” Cathedral, see the characteristic neighborhoods and try the roasted meat taverns in the village very close to Boboshtica.

16. Karavasta Lagoon

17. Karaburun Bay

 

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18. Sazan Island

19. Apollonia of Fier

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20. Churches of Voskopoja

The architecture of the 7 churches of Voskopoja, construced by the masters of icons and frescoes like David Selenica, brothers Zografi from Korça, Konstandin Leromonaku, master of iconostasis, has resisted time, wars, damage by the human hands during communism, as a unique witness of the civilization of the city in the previous centuries, are those which show its unrepeatable values.

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21. Gjirokastra Castle

 

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22. The ruins of Antigonea

23. Castle of Porto Palermo

24. Ksamil Beach

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25. Butrinti

A walk in Butrint requires a minimum of 2 to 3 hours of your time, maybe a little more if you will carefully look at all the treasures preserved in this national park. You will taste a little of the essence of the life of the natives almost 2000 years ago.

 

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