Albania--A Great, Undiscovered Travel Destination
Albania is one of Europe’s undiscovered gems…nestled between Greece and Montenegro it has spectacular mountain ranges and rolling valleys.
The municipality of Ksamil--a beautiful, tropical island--is off the coast of Southern Albania and is very popular with tourists.
And wait for it…Albania was voted the No.1 destination in 2011 by Lonely Planet!
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Albania Fast Facts
Capital City: Tirana
Climate: Mild temperate, wet winters, dry summers, interior is cooler and wetter
Time zone: GMT+1
Language: Albanian (official)
Country Code: 355
Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Greece and Montenegro.
Read more articles about Albania below
- Travels through the Ionian Riviera-it’s who you know in Albania and Montenegro
Posted on May 23, 2007 by Jocelyn Carnegie
According to legend, the Albanian city of Butrint (or Buthrotum-its ancient name) was founded by Helenus, son of King Priam, after the fall of Troy. Aeneas is said to have been entertained here and, according to Virgil, described this city as “Troy in Miniature.” Legends aside, what is certain is that the Illyrians were occupying the Butrint site from about the eighth century B.C.
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- Travels through the Ionian Riviera—it’s who you know in Albania and Montenegro
Posted on October 18, 2005 by Jocelyn Carnegie
The vegetation on Albania’s Ionian Riviera changes about four times from almost sub-tropical moonscape in the south through miles of ancient olive forest to cypress forest and miniature Grand Canyon landscapes. As you move north, the scrub terrain gives way to ancient pine forest. Villages are built on promontories perched high above the spectacular Ionian coastline; rugged mountains as their backdrop and turquoise bays their view. There are fewer islands here, but what Albania lacks in island life it more than makes up for in long sandy beaches and wild surroundings.
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