IntoAlbania has compiled the list of 10 best things to do in Albania in the 2019. From excursions to Theth and Valbona to the boat trip in Lake Koman, passing by the Albanian farmhouses and much more.
1 - Excursions to Theth and Valbona
The hiking trails of Theth and Valbona are always at the top of the list of things to do in Albania. The locations of these two villages - in the midst of the Albanian Alps - allow thousands of tourists to discover many natural wonders in a unique way.
2 - UNESCO Tour
The three fascinating sites of Butrint, Gjirokastër, Berat e Lake of Ohrid they belong to the list of UNESCO world heritage because of their indisputable contribution to the continuation of world culture. The natural beauty surrounding these sites only adds to their already significant appeal.
3 - Boat trip on the Riviera
If you are looking for a short 'Odyssey', countless boat trips allow you to travel to some of the most pristine and spectacular areas of the Ionian coast. It is perhaps the most idyllic experience you can have during a day on the Riviera.
4 - Exploring holiday farms
From Scutari to Gjirokastër, there are plenty of farmhouses and guesthouses renowned for food, nature and hospitality. Activities in these places include everything from farm visits to horse riding, to fruit and vegetable picking.
5 - A visit to Lake Koman
This short trip will be one of the most memorable you have ever done; Lake Koman is undoubtedly the most beautiful in the country. It is possible to tour the entire lake or visit the valley of Valbona, one of the most popular destinations in the north of the country.
6 - Visit the ancient cities
The archaeological park of Butrint is certainly one of the favorite Albanian destinations. However, there are many other beautiful ancient cities that are worth visiting, such as Apollonia, Amantia, Bylis, Antigonea and many others. From the Adriatic coast of Durres to the Ionian coast of Vlora and Saranda, it is possible to capture the glory of antiquity and the eternal beauty of the sea in one fell swoop.
7 - Paragliding off the Llogara National Park
It almost seems that the beautiful mountain of Llogara has been created for paragliding. You can stop near the top of the mountain to glide peacefully in the serene skies of southern Albania.
8 - Discover the communist past of the country
As George Santayana said "those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it". If you are a history buff, a simple walk in each city will reveal traces of a captivating and very special story.
For those who prefer more compressed information, you can visit the two Bunk'Art, the house of leaves museum and the villa of Enver Hoxha in Tirana.
9 - Visit Përmet
With its wonderful alpine landscapes, Përmet is considered the Switzerland of Albania. The city deserves a visit for its delicious typical dishes but, above all, for its marvelous thermal pools: the thermal baths of Benja treat various physical ailments but they are also ideal destinations for pure pleasure. Also nearby, you will also find the beautiful Langarica canyon.
10 - Rafting in rivers and lakes
With countless rivers, lakes, canyons and waterfalls, Albania is a paradise for adventurers. The Shala, Osumi and Vjosa rivers are just three of the most popular rafting and kayaking destinations. However, there are several other areas in the southern Riviera where you can get your adventure solution, surrounded by wild natural beauty.