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 swimming, Shala River is surrounded by a spectacular landscape and amazing caves. Take a dip inside the caves is a must!
The 37 km-long Shala River flows from its source at Radohina Peak, part of the Albanian Alps, locally known as Bjeshkët e Namuna (Accursed Mountains). The river flows into the wonderous Koman Lake, another favorite among local and international tourists. In fact, because of their proximity, the two are often linked via water ferries. If you take the ferry, keep in mind that most people who have experienced it cannot stop talking about it. So prepare to be amazed and annoy your friends after this trip!