From Alpine landscapes and golden sandy beaches to Ottoman architecture and ancient Greek ruins, a hotel break in Albania is full of wonderful surprises.
Known as ‘Europe’s last secret’, Albania offers a fascinating array of cultural and natural attractions and a truly unique holiday experience. After a turbulent recent history and over half a century of isolation, the country combines a distinct and well-preserved identity with the remarkable warmth and hospitality of its people, making a hotel break in Albania an increasingly popular choice for adventurous travellers and Mediterranean sun-seekers alike. The country is situated on the Ionian and Adriatic Seas and has many beautiful unspoiled beaches, as well as a range of accommodations and hotels on the Albanian Riviera to suit every budget. The breathtaking National Parks of Albania also offer remarkably diverse flora and fauna, with landscapes ranging from Alpine meadows to Mediterranean pine forests, glacial lakes and hot springs. The country’s rich architectural heritage reflects Illyrian, Greek, Roman and Ottoman influences, for example the UNESCO-listed Greek amphitheatre at Butrint and the ruins of the Illyrian city of Apollonia. The ancient town of Beirat, itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is famous for its whitewashed Ottoman houses leading up to the picturesque 13th century castle. Meanwhile Tirana, the charming and colourful capital of Albania, offers sights including the landmark Skanderbeg Square, the excellent National History Museum and Archaeological Museum, as well as the vibrant and upmarket Blloku district, the city’s hub for shopping, entertainment, dining and café culture.