Savannah Grace

ALBANIA Photo Essay

Welcome to Albania! A small, less common travel destination in Europe. The country has beautiful coastlines on the Adriatic sea, and borders Greece, Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia. We visited Albania for a week in the fall of 2006 during our four year backpacking adventure around the world. We made friends with both locals and foreigners, staying with Couch Surfers and Peace Corps volunteers.

Albania Map

flag monument - vlora Albania

Flag Monument represents the independence of Albania – Vlora


Vlora Albania

Muradi Mosqe (Xhamia e Muradies) was built in 1542 – Vlora

Saint Vlasius Orthodox Church - Duress, Albania

Saint Vlasius Orthodox Church – Duress

Skanderberg Statue - Tirana, Albania

A statue of Skanderbeg, a 15th-century lord and the country’s most celebrated hero – Tirana

Skanderbeg Square. - Tirana, Albania

A Government building in Skanderbeg Square – Tirana

main square in Tirana.

Government building in the main square – Tirana

Tirana Albania

Very colourful apartments – Tirana

Tirana, Albania The Palace of Congresses

The Palace of Congresses – TIrana

 ancient Roman theater in Durres,Albania

Excavations of the ancient Roman theatre -Durres

National Historical Museum - Tirana, Albania

Mosaic on the National Historical Museum – Tirana

Monument of Partisan in Durres, Albania

Monument of Partisan – Durres

Durres Albania

Enjoying a relaxing walk through Durres

Durres. Albania

Ammon and Savannah – Durres

vlora albania

Vlora coastline

Vlora albania

Going home with our Couch Surfing host – Vlora

Vlora, ALbania

A stroll down the beach – Vlora

Vlora, Albania

Watching the sun set and the fishermen pull in the night’s catch -Vlora

Vlora, ALbania

Savannah reflecting on the day with a walk on the beach – Vlora

I’m looking forward to sharing another “The Road Less Travelled” destination on next week’s #FridayFotos: ANDORRA.  See you then!

Savannah Grace

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4 replies »

  1. Love this overview! It’s the only country from my neck of the woods that I haven’t visited, need to change that soon.

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