My 30+ top of what to see and do in Albania

We made  2 weeks itinerary in Albania in  September 2017.

I have no idea how countries like Albania get their reputation, but it can not be further from the truth. We loved the mountains, we loved the sea, we loved everything. Yes they have to work on their infrastructure, but they are trying. Here is my personal favorites from our trip.

1. Komani Lake

This is the best experience we had in Albania. You go with the ferry on this long and artificially created lake and fiord.

2. Blue EyeTheth

A crystal light blue water near Theth Village

3. Osumi Canion

4. Berat

5. Theth village

6. SH20

7. Leqet e Hotit Mountain pass

8. Gjipe beach

9. Stone formation Theth

10. Blue Eye Sarande

11. Llogara pass

12. Kakove beach

13. Castle of Gjirokaster

14. Erzen canyon

15. Vlore beach

16. Dajti chair lift

17. Ksamil beach

18. Theth Church

19. Kruje Castle

20. Bunk’Art

21. Bogoves Waterfall

22. Highway in the mountains

23. Village of Gjirokaster

24. Blue lake to the highway

25. Butrint

26. Valbone

27. Dhermi beach

28. Tirana mosque

29. Skanderberg square

30. Kukes lake

31. Pyramid of Tirana

32. bridge to the monastery

Top 10+ cities to visit in Romania

This is my personal list of favorite cities to visit in Romania. I included some smaller cities as they deserve to be on your list as well.

1. Brasov

2. Sighisoara

 

3. Sibiu

4. Sinaia

5. Timisoara

6. Cluj

7. Iasi

8. Constanta

9. Bucharest

10. Tirgu Mures

11. Oradea

10+ Romanian villages to visit

Time stood still for some places in Romania. Where the life is the same for the last centuries,  where  technology is a word without meaning and where tradition is keep by the wish of the people or by the lack of other possibilities. The view, the people and the vibe it is always special in this places.

If you had to visit one place in order to understand Romania as a country, I suggest heading out for one of the villages. True value of this country lies in the should of people that hasn’t changed in the face of adversity. No regime, not poverty, no technological challenge, no war can change the profound  beauty of these places and its people.

  1. Magura and Pestera (Brasov)

There 2 villages are settled on hill between Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains. I call them the 360 degrees villages. Everywhere you look, you are surrounded bu mountains and natural beauty.

  1. Viscri (Brasov)

Viscri is a place that decided to make time work for it. No place in Romania has achieved so stubbornly to keep the traditions intact, despite the fact that is visited by more than 40000 people.

  1. Rimetea
  2. Sfantu Gheorghe (Tulcea)
  3. Biertan
  4. Corund
  5. Rosia Montana