Lonely Planet ranks Albania among the destinations of 2023
The 2023 edition of Lonely is divided into five categories: food, learning from travel, exploration, relaxation and interaction.
Albania is included in the category of the best in travel 2023 for interaction and is also presented with the photo of the article excerpted from the magical Valbona.
"In some places you can start the day in the mountains and end it in the sea. The natural beauty of Albania will leave you breathless. Albania may earn a spot on our best vacation travel list, but when you hike through its mountains, you'll definitely have more time to bond with the people who live there," the guide describes. global.
The best time to visit Albania is between May-June and September-October where local temperatures range from 13 to 23 degrees Celsius, according to Stuart Butler, tourism expert who has suggested a 4-day guide to visit Albania in 2023, where, among others, he mentioned Shkodra, the Valbona Valley, Thethi, Syr e Kaltër, the "Marubi" National Museum of Photography, the Shala River, etc.
Why should you visit Albania?
"For most people, Albania is an enigma. A country in Europe, but not like the rest of Europe. Less refined. Maybe rougher around the edges. And that's what makes traveling here so appealing.
During a brutal communist dictatorship, during which religion was banned, so was travel and property was nationalized. Albania's borders were closed to most foreigners. While the communist period ended in 1991, few foreigners still visit today.
However, those who do, discover a land of rugged mountains and an ancient history.
Visiting Albania is a real adventure. A place with a warm heart, where hospitality, pride and tradition intertwine and a friendly smile is always a glance away," writes Butler.
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