Wild mountain landscape in Albania
Dreamlike beaches in Albania
Ancient ruins in Albania
Destinations in Albania
Attractions in Albania
Discover the region
Vielfältige Einflüsse prägen die albanische Bevölkerung
The south of Albania and the people living there were influenced for a long time by the oriental culture of the Ottoman Empire. Even today, over 50 % of the population profess Islam. In the north there were historically many archaic tribes, with the exception of the city of Shkodra, which had close trade links with Venice in Italy and whose culture was therefore Roman-Christian.
Although tourism is still in its infancy in Albania, the country offers good conditions for growth. The natural landscape stretches between high mountains and the sea, between Mediterranean and continental climate and is therefore extremely varied.
Albania beginners feel comfortable on the beaches in the west of the country. These can certainly compete with their Italian and Croatian counterparts and are far less crowded. If you want to experience a real adventure, the eastern part of Albania is the right place for you. There, vast, unspoilt landscapes and mountainous plateaus await new adventurers.
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