Getting To Albania
You have a few options when it comes to arriving into Albania, I came in from Montenegro and then left from the south which is a great way to do the top to bottom and get all those Albania photo opportunities!
Fly into Tirana – The capital of Albania is well connected, but this will mean doing some backtracking if you want to see the whole country.
Fly into Corfu – Yep, Greece. Then take a ferry over to Ksamil and start your adventure in the south.
Fly into Podgorica – Kick off your trip in Montenegro, see some of the amazing sights there and then hop the border, picking up a car in Shkoder.
TIP: Use Skyscanner to find the cheapest flight
If you aren’t set on a date, enter in which month you want to fly and let it find the best value dates to fly on – set up an alert and get a message when the price drops!
Getting Around Albania
Get a car. Whilst there are day trips, and buses are an option, there have been some seriously worrying and fatal reports of buses in Albania. Whilst the situation is improving, I stick by my original statement. Road tripping the Balkans was amazing and to see so many places that are lesser discovered, I highly recommend it. There was also a surprising amount of Hitchhikers here, so *blah blah warning on the dangers of it* that could be an option.
Sunsets in Albania ain’t too bad
Where To Stay in Albania
I stayed in plenty of small local guesthouses and Air BnB which seems a good call I’d highly recommend having a night in Guesthouse Kris in Berat so you can sleep in the castle and also stay in the lodge on Lake Komani (even if it’s just for the homemade goodies!). In fact, I’ll leave you with even more temptation of just how stunning that places is…
TIP: Book 10 nights and get one free on Hotels.com
I always book my accommodation with this website. Not only can you earn gold member status for discounts, but every 10 nights stayed gives you a free bonus night!
Got any more Questions or want to chat adventures? Find me over on Instagram and ask away! Safe travels, Dan