Albania might not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of paradise beaches or impressive UNESCO-listed sites, but this gem in the Balkans really should be on your radar. With beaches that can rival even the most beautiful, mountains and lakes that will captivate any hiker for days, and cute old towns dwarfed by castles, I promise you, Albania packs a surprising punch. Not convinced? These photos are sure to have you booking a ticket.
All photos are the author’s.