Take a break in holiday homes in Albania
The country of Albania is refreshing in its simplicity and intriguing in its mystery. It is a pleasure to wander the lively, loud and colourful streets of Tirana, the capital of this tiny nation. The National History Museum, the largest museum in Albania, displays the country's archaeological treasures including an impressive collection of icons by Onufri, a legendary Albanian artist. Book holiday rentals in Tirana to explore the city at your own pace.
Trekking in the Accursed Mountains
Theth and Valbone are two small villages deep in the mountainous Valbone National Park. There are three circular hiking trails from Theth which are clearly designated with red and white markers. The trek from Theth via the settlement of Rragam to Bajram Curri is a truly impressive hike. Known as the 'Accursed Mountains,' even the locals’ desert the villages in winter, although in the summer the area bustles with activity. Stay in holiday rentals or holiday houses in villages such as these to better understand the unique local culture and traditions.
The Town of a Thousand Windows
Berat is a Unesco World Heritage site known as 'the town of a thousand windows' due to the white Ottoman houses ascending up the hill to its medieval castle. Time seems to have stood still in this idyllic town with its cobblestone roads, tiled roofs and the 16th century stone footbridge over the Osumi River with its seven arches. Holiday homes or holiday apartments in these areas can give you fabulous views of the pine woods, olive and cherry trees characteristic of the region.
A family vacation in Albania
Amongst Albania's unique attractions, children will especially enjoy visiting the Llogaraja Pass National Park and the ancient ruins of Butrint which are set in a beautiful landscape to the south of Saranda. The country has some of the best beaches on the Adriatic Coast, of which the beaches at Palasa and Drymades are fine examples. Rent holiday houses or holiday apartments on the coastline of Albania and watch the children frolic in the sand.