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Albania is located in the southeastern part of Europe. On the west, Albania has an Adriatic Sea coast and on the southwest it borders the Ionian Sea. Albania is about 45 miles from the country of Italy, across from Strait of Otranto. This strait is the link between the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea.
There are several things to see and do while in Albania. Most of the roads are paved, but are extremely windy. The coastline is always a great place to visit as it offers clear seas of turquoise and many islands. The coastline that stretches to the north located in Vlore all the way to the Montenegrin border is very flat and offers sandy beaches. This is one of the top tourist destinations of the country. The Dajti Mountain is another popular site that is located in Tirana and allows you to see the entire green view of the city.
There are several castles located in several cities throughout the country. The beauty will remind you of the ancient times of the country and the world.
Palasa is located near Himara and offers a gorgeous village that has amazing nature and wonderful beaches. This is where Julius Caesar rested during the pursuit of Pompey. There are not any resorts for tourists, but there are apartments located at local cafes that you may stay in on your visit.
Lively, colourful Tirana is the beating heart of Albania, where this tiny nation's hopes and dreams coalesce into a vibrant whirl of traffic, brash consumerism and unfettered fun. Having undergone a transformation of extraordinary proportions since it awoke from its communist slumber in the early 1990s, Tirana's centre is now unrecognisable, with its buildings painted in primary colours, and public squares and pedestrianised streets a pleasure to wander.
Trendy Blloku buzzes with the well-heeled and flush hanging out in bars or zipping between boutiques, while the city's grand boulevards are lined with fascinating relics of its Ottoman, Italian and communist past – from delicate minarets to loud socialist murals. Tirana's traffic does daily battle with both itself and pedestrians in a constant scene of unmitigated chaos. Loud, crazy, colourful and dusty – Tirana is never dull.