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Budget Travel Guide for Berat

Budget Travel Guide for Berat

The city of Berat, Albania has many names. Some call it the “Museum City” because every single building is so historic and well-preserved. Another name is the “Town of a Thousand Windows” due to most of the 18th and 19th-century houses in Berat having upwards of six windows on each wall. And if Berat is in the market for a third nickname, it could be, “one of the most beautiful budget destinations for backpackers!” Albania, in general, is an ideal country for budget backpackers from Western countries because it’s an affordable country. Albanian currency is the Lek, not the euro,…
48 hours in Tirana - 2 Day Itinerary

48 Hours in Tirana – 2 Day Itinerary

Tirana is the capital city of Albania, as well as being the largest city in the country. Albania is ideally located in the very south of the Balkans, a small group of countries in the south-east of Europe. It also has access to Italy by ferry, and just an hour's boat ride from the popular holiday destination of Corfu. Tirana has an interesting architectural history, thanks to the combination of ancient castle ruins and rapid development that happened during the 1930s. Before this point, Tirana was a small, inconsequential town, but thanks to its central location it was declared the…
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…
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…
20 Things to do in Berat Albania

20 Things to do in Berat Albania

  Berat is a small city in Albania that is full of culture and history. It is located on the Osumi River and is known for its castle, old town and wine. The city has many things to do, including museums and sites that show off its rich history. The city is known for its distinctive architecture and has many historical buildings. Berat city is a great place to visit if you are looking for a cheap holiday as it has lots of affordable things to do. If you are looking for an adventurous trip with lots of things to…
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 Avoid…
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…
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…
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…
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…