With a mountainous interior and a coast that runs from the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea, Albania features dramatic natural beauty, cheap prices for tourists, and a stalwart traditional population that has survived a series of outside rulers; thanks to this influx of cultures and a large expatriate community, the locals have arrived in the 21st century with a colorful and cosmopolitan outlook despite a largely rural population base. Finding good hotels in Albania can help you unlock the natural and cultural wonders of this fascinating country.
Albania offers high cliffs and mountains east of its lengthy north-south coastline, with more than 70 percent of the landscape dominated by dramatic peaks and forested highlands. The strongest cosmopolitan flavor is found in the Albanian capital of Tirana, which features Albania's best shopping, entertainment, and mixture of local cultures, at surprisingly cheap prices. Tirana is also the country's primary arrival point for Tirana flights, and it offers the best access to the northern coastal cities of Durres and Lezhe, short of heading down the Adriatic coast from Dubrovnik or other points north. Sun- and fun-seekers will also want to live it up in Albania resorts in Vlore and Sarande farther south, where Albanians vacation to bask in their slice of the Mediterranean coast. Berat in the inland south, known as the "City of 1001 Windows" due to its striking Ottoman-Albanian architecture, has great Albania hotels and a castle with people still living inside its once-crucial walls; Gjirokaster and Kruje also feature well-preserved castles and a stunning natural backdrop.
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Hotels in Albania start at $27 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.