Food and drink in Albania

Food Albanian cuisine is rich in Mediterranean ingredients such as olive oil, tomatoes and pimentos. Lamb, as you would expect in a mountainous country,…

Health and safety in Albania

Health Albania is no more dangerous from a health point of view than any other country in southeastern Europe. It is a good idea…

Tirana

Tirana was founded in the early 17th century by Sulejman Pasha Mulleti, who built a settlement in the area around the modern intersection of…

Berati

Berati is one of the oldest cities in Albania and one of the most attractive; the view of its white houses climbing up the…

Albania

Archaeologists and art-lovers, hikers and historians, oenophiles and ornithologists: all will take home unforgettable memories from a trip to Albania. Gillian Gloyer, author of…

Skanderbeg

Born Gjergi Kastrioti, Skanderbeg went on to become Albania’s national hero.

Thermal baths

Enjoyed since Roman times, Albania’s thermal baths offer health benefits or simply a relaxing treat.

14 European national parks that you’ve probably never heard of

There are many national parks in Europe that remain fairly unknown. Here you can discover 14 of the best. Why miss out on visiting somewhere spectacular?

Exceptional places to visit in 2017

As we move in to 2017, it’s time to start planning this year’s trips… but where should you be heading?