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Bradt Travel Guide: Albania

Travel Guide

Series: Bradt Travel Guides

By: Gilian Gloyer (Author)

294 pages, 12 pages with colour photos, 2 pages with 1 colour map; 28 b/w maps

Bradt Travel Guides

Paperback | Jan 2015 [2009 reprint] | Edition: 5 | #219591 | ISBN-13: 9781841628554
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NHBS Price: £16.99 $21/€19 approx

About this book

Albania's unspoilt mountain scenery, cultural sites and beaches mean it is becoming increasingly popular with a growing number of UK travellers. This affectionate guide to Albania covers the length and breadth of the country, discovering remote villages and out-of-the-way towns such as Peshkopia and Erseka. Visitors will find detailed information on wildlife, national parks, hiking routes, and beaches. For those interested in the culture and history, there is more on the main archaeological sites at Butrint and Byllis and Byzantine art, together with biographical vignettes of individuals who have figured in the country's history. 2012 marks the centenary of Albania's independence from the Ottoman Empire and there are likely to be many celebratory events across the country.


"The best all round guide yet to this fascinating country."
- The Sunday Times

"An indispensable companion for all visitors."
- Mail on Sunday

"[A] lucid and readable guide book... invaluable."
- The Observer



Part One General Information
Chapter 1 Background Information Geography and climate
- Natural history and conservation
- History
- Politics
- Economy
- Ethnic groups
- Language
- Religion
- Culture

Chapter 2 Practical Information When to visit
- Highlights
- Suggested Itinieraries
- Tour operators
- Red tape
- Embassies
- Getting there and away
- Health
- Safety
- Focus on specific groups
- What to take
- Money
- Budgeting
- Getting around
- Accommodation
- Eating and drinking
- Public holidays
- Shopping
- Arts and entertainment
- Media and communications
- Albanian time and business
- Cultural Etiquette
- Travelling Positively

Part Two The Guide
Chapter 3 Tirana
- Getting there
- Getting around
- Local tour operators
- Where to stay
- Where to eat
- Entertainment
- Shopping
- Other practicalities
- What to see and do

Chapter 4 Excursions from Tirana Durresi
- Divjaka
- Kruja
- Zgerdheshi
- Apollonia and Ardenica
- Byllis
- Elbasani
- Berati

Chapter 5 The Southeast Korca
- Voskopoja
- Kamenica and Treni
- Pogradeci
- The Prespa Lakes
- The Gramoz mountains
- Permeti

Chapter 6 The Northeast Mirdita
- The Lura Lakes
- Puka
- Tropoja
- Kukesi
- Peshkopia
- Mati

Chapter 7 The Northwest Shkodra
- Lezha
- The Albanian Alps

Chapter 8 The Southwest Saranda
- Butrint
- Gjirokastra
- Libohova
- Tepelena
- The Riviera
- Vlora

Appendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Further Information

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Author Gillian Gloyer has lived and worked in Albania. Now based in the UK, she visits the country frequently.


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