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10 Trip Ideas: How to Enjoy Your Vacation While Keeping Social Distance

Vacationing has definitely changed this year so IntoAlbania pitches in to offer some inspiration for a fun and safe summer in the country. All we can think about in the warm summer months is how to best spend them before they end. Some of us may have already planned our vacations while others are more [...]

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Koman Lake: The “Fairy” Ride Across the Enchanted Lake

With the looks and climate of Scandinavian fjords, Lake Koman is a nearly otherworldly retreat, nestled among green-covered hills in the northern part of the country. The north of Albania has been enjoying well-deserved accolades from international and local tourists in the last few years. It is slowly but surely claiming its rightful place at [...]

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Shala River: Albania’s Own Thailand or Alpine Superstar

Hailed as the Thailand of Albania, the pristine Shala River and its surroundings are a spectacular summer alternative to the Riviera and other coastline favorite Known for its clear aquamarine waters, Shala River’s popularity has sky rocketed in the last few years with more locals looking to the north for their summer fun. Perfect for [...]

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Be Like Ben – Fall in Love With Albania

Lately, IntoAlbania has been sharing the charming videos of Ben Washburn, the American young man who stayed in Albania during the pandemic and really enjoyed it. If you haven’t had the chance to meet him, let us have the pleasure of introducing him. He loves so many things about Albania that he has chosen to [...]

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The Extraordinary Perfectly Spherical Rocks of Tepelena

here is more amazing beauty to behold in the gorgeous area of Nivica if you veer off the usual road and head to Lekdush Village. Nivica, in Tepelena, is already a popular touristic destination. With its canyons, gorges, Illyrian castle, the countless welcoming guesthouses where you can get an authentic taste of this region, as [...]

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Bunkers

Bunkers are perhaps the most memorable and iconic object of the Albanian landscape. To this day, they persist as reminders of Albania’s paranoid period under Enver Hoxha’s 45-year-long communist regime. Most bunkers were built on strategic locations near borders, government buildings and peripheral areas in the period of 1965-1985. There are diverging figures and opinions [...]

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Top 5 Most Instagrammed Beaches of the Albanian Riviera

Instagram’s popularity among travelers has made it one of the general public’s most trusted sources of the world’s best touristic destinations. It is these destinations’ beauty and pure ability to make the individual have the experience of a lifetime that makes them “instagrammable”. As a result, during the summer, all one needs to do is [...]

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The Best Bicycle Tours of Albania

For all cycling lovers, the bicycle is much more than a vehicle. It represents a way of life, a desire to be free of any constraints, to get to intimately know people and places which would otherwise remain distant and mysterious. It is, ultimately, a great way of becoming familiar the world and, through it, [...]

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Tirana’s Street Parties

Albania’s Mediterranean climate, with its warm days and cool nights, allows for a complete enjoyment of life for the majority of the year. As spring approaches, the capital’s pubs, restaurants and cafes transform into open spaces, where tables are arranged among gardens and verandas, creating an atmosphere where the wonderful climate can be truly savored [...]

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