Top 10 Weird And Unusual Tourist Attractions In Albania

While not the most well know of the Balkan Peninsula, Albania is a beautiful place with mountains, rivers and endless amounts of archaeological history. We take a look at some of the very strangest and most amazing places to see in this very traditional country…

 


 

Fier, Fier's Ship House
Fier, Fier’s Ship House

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There are ship houses all over the world and even Albania has it’s own.

Tirana, Tirana's Colourful Facade
Tirana, Tirana’s Colourful Facade

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While most buildings are cold and grey, Albania’s capital city is a colourful rainbow of hope and joy.

Sarandë District, Syri I Kalter
Sarandë District, Syri I Kalter

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Translated as “The Blue Eye” this bottomless looking spring is one of the most amazing things you can see in Albania.

Tirana, Pyramid of Tirana
Tirana, Pyramid of Tirana

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While it is now little more than a ruin of Communism times, it is still well worth seeing for its unusual architecture.

Elbasan County, Bunkers of Albania
Elbasan County, Bunkers of Albania

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While most of them have long since been dismantled or totally destroyed, there are still a few concrete bunkers that are a strangely interesting find.

Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster Castle
Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster Castle

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Not just a medieval castle, but also a museum of all sorts of WW2 vehicles and memorabilia.

Vlora, Jale Beach
Vlora, Jale Beach

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Looking at this beautiful beach, it is easy to see why it is seen as one of the biggest tourist destinations in Albania.

Laci's Church, Laci
Laci’s Church, Laci

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Visited by millions of pilgrims every year, this church and the nearby cave is said to be the place where miracles happen.

National History Museum, Tirana
National History Museum, Tirana

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Albania is not only full of interesting history, but it also has a rather interesting history museum!

Caves Haji Ali, Karaburun peninsula
Caves Haji Ali, Karaburun peninsula

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At over 60m tall, this is one of the largest cave entrances above sea level in the entire world. A creepy looking cave if ever there was one.

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