Before starting our journey, we did not think of visiting a country such as Albania, because nothing incited us to go there… And it would have been a big mistake not to visit this country! Because Albania, a country whose borders remained closed until the beginning of the 90s, still holds many treasures for adventurers in search of nature, beaches, change of scenery and cultural immersion!
Unknown country with a crazy charm, an immense cultural heritage and scattered bunkers:
Welcome to Albania, a country that may surprise you!
Hitchhiking levelVery easy
Among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Albania are the cities of Berat and Gjirokaster. Yes, that’s right: not one, but two world heritage cities that can be visited! But what is so special about them to deserve such an honor?…
Travelling through the south of Albania, towards Greece, we discovered what locals here call the “Albanian Riviera”: a beautiful coast, where mountains meet the Adriatic Sea, offering unique panoramas with endlessly azure blue waters and cliffs hiding some secret white sandy beaches…
On the menu of traditional Balkan recipes, you will find a lot of meat – cooked, marinated in sauce, barbecued… It took a lot of effort to adapt traditional recipes with vegetarian alternatives – but most of all, to allow us to enjoy the Balkan food, where cooking skills are perfectly combined with good, locally grown products!
“What’s good to see in Albania?” we asked one of our former hosts in Turin (Italy), whose family is originally from Albania… “Lots of things! Beaches, mountains, castles, the World Heritage cities of Berat and Gjirokaster, and the Blue Eye…” Blue Eye? What could that be? We looked on Internet, in search for the answer and found some amazing pictures… It’s decided, we are going to visit the Blue Eye!