Albania - the last hidden corner of Europe - is worth discovering. Its mountains form a breathtaking backdrop to a rugged coastline, and 2,000 years of occupation by Greeks, Romans, Italians, and Turks have resulted in a rich architectural legacy. With a Mediterranean climate and warm hospitality, this is an exceptional country to visit.
This new Bradt guide explores Albania as it is today, having recently opened its frontiers to travelers after the anarchy of the 1990s.
Every aspect of the country is covered, from its turbulent history and politics through culture and natural history to the practicalities that will affect every visitor.
Inside you will find information on: getting there from neighboring countries; accommodation, food and drink; in-depth coverage of the capital, Tirana, including Communist "nostalgia"; archaeological museums and sites, including Butrint; national parks and natural history; essential Albanian words and phrases.