Albania is, in a single word, pristine. This is true both of the verdant natural beauty of its countryside and its breathtaking unspoiled coastline. Today, Albania is fast shaping up to become a popular European destination, yet the country still remains something of a hidden gem – which makes this the perfect time for you to explore it. Should you decide to return later on, Alitalia can help with great deals on repeat flights to Albania and nearly 100 other European destinations through our Europe Carnet program.
Traveling to Albania grants you access to the Albanian Riviera, a nearly 500-kilometer stretch of warm sand and turquoise and cerulean waters along the country’s Ionian coastline. Just south of Tirana, nestled between two hilltops, sits the impressive ancient Greek city of Apollonia, just waiting to be discovered. Further on, the towns of Gjirokastër and Berat, each a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcase the beautiful cobbled roads and heavily windowed homes of the 14th- and 15th-century Ottomans.
If you plan to spend much time on the coast, book your tickets to Albania for September to strike the perfect balance between good weather and small crowds. July and August are also great times to visit.