When to visit Albania?
As Albania is situated in latitude, the country experiences different kind of weather patterns during winter and summer seasons. Albania experience a variety of climate, it is advisable to know the weather pattern at that time before you plan your visit.
So in order to visit Albania and to see the various famous places in Albania you just need to pack your bags and start your journey as Albania has a lot to offer to its tourists.
Albania is known for its beautiful, clean and pure beaches and a pollution free city. Even though many countries have adopted the modern and has long forgotten their culture, it is in Albania where you can still find their own culture and tradition. There are many famous places in Albania that you can visit. A few of them are mentioned below.
Tirana the capital city is one of the most famous places in Albania which you must visit. Tirana has changed a lot from a dull lifeless city with a city full of life. You can enjoy shopping and also various historical architectures. The boulevards remind you of the Italian, Ottoman and the communist past. The city is very much populated and traffic is unruly at times but you cannot simply ignore the charm of Tirana.
Berat is one of the most beautiful towns in Albania which have preserved the heritages and is a museum city of the communist government. The most important feature is the white Ottaman house that has stairs which climbs up the hill to the castle and is named as 'town of a thousand windows'.
Ionian Coast is another place to visit among different famous places in Albania. You can enjoy your swim along the Ionian and Adriatic coasts even though this adventure tourism is still in its nascent stage.
You can find the old world charm in Rozafa Fortress, located in Shkodra.
Butrint is a small peninsula between the straits of Cofru and Lake Butrint. It is a site of a Greek colony and a bishopric. The site that you will see when you visit Butrint is the ruins that represent the city's progess in each period.
Saranda which is one of the famous places in Albania is a place of old Greek minority and is one of the centers of Greeks in Albania that is a minority.
Mt Dajti National Park
Mt Dajti National Park is situated in the northeast of the capital city of Tirana. It is a weekend gateway where you can relax and leisure. The wild flowers and different climate zone is the striking feature of this place. This is an ideal spot for you to enjoy walking in a peaceful and quiet surrounding. During winter the mountain peaks are covered with snow and the pine and beech forest are popular to the local people. You can reach here either by cable-car or by road where you have to pay s nominal fee.
Vlora is the second largest port of Albania. It is also known as Vlone and has a number of rocky beaches and mountains nearby. The city also has museum, technical schools, theatre etc.
You can find wildlife, lagoons, swamps and mountains in northern Albania. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of the place which is far from the hustle bustle of city life.
There are many other famous places in Albania apart from the ones mentioned above. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of the various cities and you can also delve deep into the history of the place.