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Albania is an Eastern European country located in the western part of the Balkan peninsula. It is bordered by Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Greece, and it has a coastline on the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Albania has a population of approximately 2.8 million people and covers an area of 28,748 square kilometers (11,100 square miles).

The capital and largest city of Albania is Tirana, which is home to more than 800,000 people. The second largest city is Durrës, with a population of over 200,000. Other notable cities include Elbasan, Shkodër, Fier, and Vlorë.

Albania has a Mediterranean climate that ranges from temperate to subtropical. Summer temperatures average around 25°C (77°F) and winter temperatures average around 5°C (41°F). The best time to visit Albania is from April to June or September to October when the weather is milder and there are fewer tourists.

Albanian cuisine is a fusion of Mediterranean flavours with influences from Italy, Turkey, and Greece. Popular dishes include Tavë Kosi (baked lamb with yogurt sauce), Byrek (meat or vegetable-filled pastry), Fërgesë (vegetable pie), as well as fresh seafood dishes.

Albania uses the Lek (ALL) as its currency which makes it an affordable destination for travelers.

The official language of Albania is Albanian which belongs to the Indo-European family of languages. In addition to Albanian, English and Italian are also widely spoken throughout the country.

With its stunning beaches, ancient archaeological sites, vibrant cities, and delicious cuisine, Albania offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, there’s something here for everyone.

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Monastery of Saint Naum

The Monastery of Saint Naum (Macedonian: Манастир „Свети

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Lëkurësi Castle

Lëkurësi Castle (Albanian: Kalaja e Lëkurësit) is a ruined castle in

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Berat Castle

Berat Castle (Albanian: Kalaja e Beratit) is a castle in Berat,

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Elbasan Castle

The Elbasan castle is a 15th century fortress located in the city of

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Blue Eye, Albania

Blue Eye (Syri Kaltër) is an natural phenomenon and a popular tourist

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Theth

Theth (Albanian: Thethi) is a small village within Shkodër County,

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Petrelë Castle

Petrelë Castle (Albanian:Kalaja e Petrelës) is a castle in Petrelë, ce

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Prezë Castle

Prezë Castle (Albanian:Kalaja e Prezës) is a castle in Prezë, we

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National Historical Museum (Albania)

The National Historical Museum (Muzeu Historik Kombetar) in Tirana is

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Et'hem Bey Mosque

The Et'hem Bey mosque is located in the center of the Albanian capital

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Skanderbeg Monument (Tirana)

The Skanderbeg Monument is a monument located in the Skanderbeg

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Apollonia (Illyria)

Apollonia (Greek: Ἀπολλωνία κατ' Ἐπίδαμνον or Ἀπολλωνία πρὸς Ἐπιδάμν

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Velia

Velia was the Roman name of an ancient city of Magna Graecia on the

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Rinia Park

Rinia Park (literally 'Youth Park', Albanian: Parku Rinia) is the

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Porto Palermo Castle

Porto Palermo Castle (Albanian:Kalaja e Porto Palermos) is a castle

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St. Mary's Monastery, Zvërnec

The St. Mary's Monastery (Albanian: Manastiri i Shën Mërisë), also kn

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Pyramid of Tirana

The Pyramid of Tirana (Albanian: Piramida) is a structure and former

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Hotels in Tirana

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Tirana International Hotel & Conference Center

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The PLAZA Tirana

starting $169

Hotel Opera

starting $59

Boutique Hotel Vila Alba

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Hotel Millennium

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Hotel Nobel Tirana

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