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Where to Stay in Berat

Where to Stay in Berat

The central Albanian city of Berat is best known for the National Ethnographic Museum and proximity to Tomorri Mountain National Park. With over 2,500 years of history and a prime location on the Osum River, Berat is well worth a stop on your Albania trip. With a population under 150,000, the city is a decent size but not overwhelming for first-time visitors. When deciding where to stay in Berat Albania, you’ll have a few choices of neighborhoods, and a good range of hotels in Berat Albania for all price ranges, although Albania is very budget-friendly for everyone. We will cover off all types of Berat accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Berat hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Berat, the best Berat hotels, best places in Berat to visit, the best places to stay in Berat, hotels near Berat attractions, Berat neighborhood guide and many more. Plan…
Where to stay in Tirana

Where to stay in Tirana

As you plan your trip to the capital of Albania, deciding where to stay in Tirana is just one of many decisions to be made. In a city of nearly one million people, there are very different Tirana neighborhoods just waiting to be explored. The main attractions of Tirana are fairly compact, so choosing a central location leaves you within walking distance of the best things to do in Tirana. If you prefer a more residential location, those are also available within minutes of the city center. Before you visit Tirana, read through this guide to find the best fit for your travel style and budget, then browse our recommendations for the best Tirana hotel in each neighborhood. Plan your trip to Albania Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Albania.  Need data for your trip to Albania? We use Tep Wireless which…
Best day trips from Tirana

Best day trips from Tirana

For many years the Albanian capital was associated mostly with its turbulent history of years of suppression under the Stalinist regime. Now, with an immense growth of population, the city is changing rapidly. With a bustling café culture, green areas to walk around and a vivid nightlife, Tirana is attracting more visitors every year. Tirana is also known as a great hub for day trips. Whether you are in for a full day tour or look for ideas for a quick getaway, our day trips guide will help you navigate among the many excursions available! Plan your trip to Albania Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Albania.  Need data for your trip to Albania? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't forget…
18 Things to do in Tirana - That People Actually Do!

18 Things to do in Tirana – That People Actually Do!

The capital of Albania in Southeastern Europe is Tirana, a lively city filled with bright pastel buildings, vibrant street art, cosy cafes and captivating museums. This rapidly growing city is moving beyond its isolated past and beginning to thrive as one of the Balkan Peninsula’s most exciting cultural hubs. You’ll quickly notice that Tirana merges both traditional Middle Eastern and modern European influences to create an atmosphere that’s one of a kind. Tirana, Albania is perfect if you’re on a budget yet still want to be able to expand your horizons and travel to somewhere new. The activities and attractions here, as well as the restaurants and cafes, are all super affordable, particularly compared to other European countries. Now that you know a little about this up and coming city, you may be wondering, what exactly is there to do in Tirana as a traveller? Wonder no more! Here are…
The Ultimate Guide to Albania

The Ultimate Guide to Albania

Albania is a small nation in the Balkans of Southeastern Europe. It has a fascinating history, with decades under the rule of the Ottoman Empire and a recent break away from communism. Despite its diverse natural landscapes, Albania doesn’t typically come to mind as a top tourist destination. Well, it’s time to get to know this beautiful country. It may have a complicated past, but what is Albania famous for these days? More importantly, why should you visit? This Albania travel guide will answer your questions and teach you about all the cool things in Albania that you’ll be dying to check out for yourself. Plan your trip to Albania Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Albania.  Need data for your trip to Albania? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10%…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Berat

Ultimate Travel Guide to Berat

Berat is one of Europe’s most well-kept secrets because few travellers know about this UNESCO World Heritage listed Ottoman-era city that’s nestled deep in the Albanian countryside. For starters, few people ever make it to Albania, at least not in comparison to the neighbouring Balkan destinations such as Montenegro or Croatia. Albania is also notoriously difficult to travel around independently, making this an adventurous destination for the more experienced traveller. But there are few other cities like Berat left even in Albania, and this is a place like no other in the Balkans. With a mixed history of Roman, Byzantine and then Ottoman colonisation, Berat is a place for history lovers. The superbly well preserved Ottoman-era townhouses and buildings have led to the city being given the moniker ‘The Town of a Thousand Windows’. Berat is a beautiful place, and to inspire your Albanian adventure, here’s our ultimate travel guide…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Tirana

Ultimate Travel Guide to Tirana

Tirana is the underrated and under-visited capital of Albania, a city on the edge of Europe that's sure to charm any traveller adventurous enough to stroll through its historic streets and squares. The intriguing city was for many decades under the rule of communist dictator Enver Hoxha, a pariah who turned Albania into a country more isolated even than North Korea. The fact that this period of socialist rule was followed by civil war and gang violence, ensured that for many years Albania hasn't exactly screamed out as a 'Holiday Destination' for tourists. But times have changed and slowly but surely travellers are beginning to revel in the Ottoman architecture, the quirky cafes and all too cheap bars, and the unique culture that's distinctly Albanian. The capital is the gateway to the rest of unexplored Albania too, so to inspire your next adventure, here's our ultimate travel guide to Tirana.…