Tirana, Albania. Lively, colorful Tirana is the beating heart of Albania. Having undergone a transformation of extraordinary proportions since it awoke from its communist slumber in the early 1990's, Tirana is now unrecognizable, with its buildings painted in horizontal primary colors, public squares, and pedestrianized streets a pleasure to wander.
"Albania declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire on 28 November 1912. Where better to celebrate the anniversary – Flag Day, as it is known – than Vlora, where that declaration was made? The building where Albania’s first government met, in Vlora’s port area, is now the Museum of Independence." Albania: the Bradt Guide www.bradtguides.com
Dhermi, Albania. Dhërmi is one of the 9 villages of the Himara region. The village is built on a slope of the Ceraunian Mountains, at approximately 200 meters in altitude. It is considered by the Albanian youth as a nightlife destination. by Rufux
The Mes Bridge, built in the 18th century, Shkoder, Albania. Shkodër; historically also known as Scutari, is one of the oldest and most historic places in Albania, as well as an important cultural and economic center.