Where is Albania ?!

Where is Albania ?!

Where is Albania ?!

In the south-western part of the Balkan peninsula is a state called “Albania”. Residents call it “Shqipëri”, coming from “shqiponjë” , which means eagle.

So on the south-western part of the Balkan peninsula is the land of eagles, a land filled with beauties, a small country surrounded by the alps in the north and by the Adriatic and Ionian coastlines in west.

The country spans 28,748 square kilometres and had a total population of 3 million people as of 2016. The capital of Albania is Tirana in the middle of the country. The highest mountain is Korabi, located in Dibër on the north-eastern. And with a lot of castles to visit.


What to visit in Albania?!


In Albania are a lot of beautiful places to visit, as city’s and villages, mountains and bays. We will show you 4 of the most important city.


As me mention before Tirana is the capital of Albania and there you will find little of it all. The National Museum, which witnesses the history of Albania, the “National Art Gallery in Tirana” where you will find the signs of the communist regime, the Mosque of Et’hem Beut, the Orthodox and Catholic churches. In the streets of Tirana you will see the traditional houses of the Ottoman and later periods, and you will not lose even the night life in a state like Albania.


Shkodra known as the gateway to the Albanian Alps is located in the northeast part of the country surrounded by the waters of three rivers; the Drini, Buna, and Kiri.

There you can visit “Marubi National Museum of Photography” famous for its big and rare collection of photos over Albanian history. Take a tour at the old center of the city called now Pedonalja “ Kol Idromeno” or  eat a lunch across the lake of Shkodra, where you will find the best dishes of Albanian cuisine.


The city of the stone. Gjirokastra is part of the UNESCO heritage list. The city began as a fourth century castle, wich is  today the greatest castle in Albania. Inside the castle, you can visit the Museum of Weapons,opened in 1971. Weapons from the prehistoric times up to the World War II are exhibited on here. The National Folk Festival has taken place in this castle during the years.

The hotels in the Gjirokastër still retain the early architecture and style, so sleeping in Gjirokastër will be a return to history.


Korça called as the city of the “serenata” romantic music, located in the southeastern part of the country is one the most important cultural city. Known for his typical quarters whose streets are paved with cobblestones, low houses with a balcony.

In Korçë  has been established the first school of Albanian language, which is today returned to the Education Museum, as well as a city filled with museums such as: the renewed “National Museum of Medieval Art”, the “Prehistoric Museum”, the “House-Museum of the famous landscape painter Vangjush Mio”, “the Museum of the Oriental Art Bratko”, etc. In the vicinity of the city is the cemetery of French soldiers fallen during the First World War.

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