Albania is perhaps the last hidden corner of eastern Europe, newly opening its frontiers to travelers after decades of tyranny and instability. The Bradt guide to Albania takes a fresh look at how and where to explore the heritage of a country influenced by the Greeks, Romans, Italians, and Turks--who have all left their mark on the landscape and culture. Albania boasts breathtaking natural beauty, splendid and empty beaches, excellent local wines, a Mediterranean climate, and a tradition of hospitality making it a potentially prime vacation destination easily accessible by air, ferry via the Greek islands and Italy, or even by road via mainland Greece, Montenegro, or Kosovo. In addition to all the usual practical information, there is a detailed and easy-to-follow guide to the Albanian language.
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Albania - the last hidden corner of Europe - is worth discovering. Its mountains form a breathtaking backdrop to a rugged coastline, and 2,000 years of occupation by Greeks, Romans, Italians, and Turks have resulted in a rich architectural legacy. With a Mediterranean climate and warm hospitality, this is an exceptional country to visit.
This new Bradt guide explores Albania as it is today, having recently opened its frontiers to travelers after the anarchy of the 1990s.
Every aspect of the country is covered, from its turbulent history and politics through culture and natural history to the practicalities that will affect every visitor.
Inside you will find information on: getting there from neighboring countries; accommodation, food and drink; in-depth coverage of the capital, Tirana, including Communist "nostalgia"; archaeological museums and sites, including Butrint; national parks and natural history; essential Albanian words and phrases.
Gillian Gloyer is a linguist who spent four years in Albania from 1998 to 2002, during which time she was involved in the development of a democratic political infrastructure for the future of the country.
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Book Description Bradt Travel Guides, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1841620807
Book Description Bradt Travel Guides, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111841620807