Though small in size, this unique country has plenty of character. Situated on South-eastern Europe’s Balkan Peninsula, Albania is a mix of sweeping coastlines, mountainous terrains and archaeological sites, attracting history enthusiasts, active travellers and food lovers alike. Like many of its neighbours, Albania has shaken off its somewhat troubled history to become an incredibly interesting, engaging travel destination.
On tours to Albania visitors will notice that the capital, Tirana, in particular, has undergone a remarkable transformation from its communist past to become a vibrant, accessible city with myriad tourist attractions. Architecture with Ottoman and Italian influences can still be seen, while grey communist buildings, now set alongside sprawling public squares and bustling streets, have been repainted in bright colors.