10 Fairy-Tale Towns You’ve Never Heard of in a Country You Rarely Think Of; Iuliana Marchian; Fodor’s

If you are looking for stunning photos and a great setting, check out Albania’s magical-looking towns and villages.

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Gjirokaster, Albania – the stone gem of the Balkans; Kami; My Wanderlust

Gjiokaster, Albania is one of the most beautiful towns in the Balkans. Here you will read about things to do in Gjirokaster, why visit Gjirokaster and more!

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21 Ideas For Where To Go In Albania Including Some Off The Radar Ideas; Adam Cheshler; Chasing the Donkey

Tirana, Berat, and Saranda you already know, but this list of ideas for where to go in Albania includes some off the radar ideas that’ll get you excited!

Source: 21 Ideas For Where To Go In Albania Including Some Off The Radar Ideas | Albania Travel Blog – Chasing the Donkey

Why Gjirokaster is Albania’s best-kept secret; Holly Baxter; Independent

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Don’t go to Gjirokaster. You’ve never heard of it anyway, and who would want to give up a couple of weeks of their precious annual leave on a mountainous city in Albania? It’s impossible to get to, anyway – the only nonstop UK flights go from London to Tirana, and Tirana to Gjirokaster is a four-hour drive at best and a 12-hour drive at worst, using an unreliable public transport system and often impassable roads.

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Berat Albania: The Coolest Mountain Town You’ve Never Heard Of; Brigitte & Jake; Nothing Familiar

Berat is more than just a UNESCO site! With its castle, food, traditional architecture, and close proximity to Ohrid, Berat Albania will blow you away!

Source: Berat Albania: The Coolest Mountain Town You’ve Never Heard Of

Steeped in history but crumbling, Albania’s ‘slanted city’; Briseida Mema & Nicolas Gaudichet; AFP

The Lolomani dwelling, formerly the home of the Ottoman period family of that name, was once an impressive sight in the mountainside town of Gjirokastra in southern Albania.

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The big read: Rambling the Riviera in Albania; Ellie O’Byrne; Irish Examiner

Albania – Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra

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Biking Albania: Touring Centuries Old City of Gjirokaster; Karen Rubin; Going Places, Far & Near

Albania – Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra

Karen Rubin travelled to Albania with BikeTours.com’s President Jim Johnson on a specially constructed “President’s Tour” itinerary that modifies the regular “Albania’s UNESCO Sites with Rivers, Valleys, and Gorges” trip.  

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