Amongst the many European destinations to tour, Albania should be top in your places to visit list. The country is blessed with many attractions that will leave you wondering why it took you so long to discover all its wonderful possessions.
Albania’s rich history and its natural possessions are just but a few of the factors making Albanian cities perfect holiday destinations for tourists and travellers with virtually everything at their disposal. Starting with Tirana, the cities are well developed to match international standards hence capable of welcoming anyone; privileged or less privileged.
There are many reasons as to why you should visit Albania. Here are a few reasons why you should make Albania your holiday destination in 2014.
Amongst the many Albania’s treasures, Albania castles are one of them. There are lots of castles in Albania worth exploring. Due to their numbers, some of the castles are well preserved while others are more of stone foundations. Despite their current conditions, these castles represent a long and storied Albania’s history. These castles are conveniently located atop hills, some can be found on middle ground fields and some are along the Adriatic shores. By visiting these locations, you not only enjoy the beautiful sceneries but you also get to learn about the historical events that led up to their construction.
The amazing geography and natural beauty
Albania’s landscape is wonderful. Wow your eyes to the scenic views of the mountains or perhaps enjoy the long sandy beaches that stretch along the coastline. Regardless of your location, be rest assured that you will enjoy every bit. Visiting the Northern side of Albania Alps, you get to enjoy the village life that will send you back the history lane. If you are a history person, make a point of visiting the Thethi and Valbona. To get a feel of the sea life, make a point of visiting the lonian seaside village of Dhermi which is located along the Albanian Rivera.
Albania is a country full of gorgeous ancient ruins that are yearning to be explored. One of the most popular and highly protected ruin is the Butrint. The ruins are now under the heritage of UNESCO. Other historical ruins include the; Berat and the Gjirokaster. The churches of Voskopoje are also a delight to visit but due to lack of attention the treasures are crumbling.
Rich culture and traditions
The traditions of Albania will make you feel as if you are reliving the past. A visit to the village will make you appreciate Albanians. Farmers still use traditional equipment to till the land which is in line with what their ancestors used to do. Along Lake Ohrid, get amazed by the traditional lifestyle embraced by the women. Up until now, women are still preparing pasta using their hands and allowing it to dry outside.
Since mass tourism is yet to overrun Albania, people are very warm and welcoming. It is this friendly nature of the locals that makes Albania a perfect holiday destination.