Travel to Albania

View our comprehensive travel and backpacking guide with tips, ideas for the best things to see and do and information about itineraries, costs, how to save money, and more!

Our destination guide aims to give you all the information you need to have an amazing experience in this amazing country. Find affordable travel and backpacking ideas with advice for amazing things to do and how you can be more than just your average traveller. You can also get recommendations for budget travel tips, where to stay and advice how to stay safe.

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  • Capital: Tirana
  • Currency: Lek
  • Area: 28,750 sq km
  • Population: 3,600,000 (approx)
  • Language: Albanian
  • International Dailing Code +355


Top Reasons to Visit Albania

  • Albania is one of the cheapest countries to visit in Europe
  • Scenic coast
  • Beaches
  • Spectacular nature with mountains throughout the country 
  • Authentic experience due to less tourist numbers


Best Places to Visit in Albania

Here are some of the best tourist attractions and places you should add to your Albania itinerary:

  • Tirana
  • Apollonia
  • Berat
  • Coast - The Albanian Rivera
  • Durres
  • Gjirokastra
  • Kruja
  • Ksamil Islands
  • Lake Koman
  • Llogara Pass
  • Pogradec
  • Saranda
  • Shkodra
  • Theth
  • Vlore


Albania Budget Travel Tips

Albania is a very cheap country to visit, one of the best value in Europe and your money goes much further than in places like Greece and Croatia. Accommodation is good value and where are more and more hostels and hotels opening every year.

View our budget travel guide to Europe.