Hidden Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro
Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro form a stunning and unusual part of Europe, located on the borders of Christian Europe and the old Ottoman Empire. In Albania, we first visit the citadel of Kruja. Its impressively preserved buildings reflect its deep connection to Albanian culture. We then head to the region of Mirdita, where we step back in time to discover feudal traditions, unique villages and the real spirit of Albanian culture.
Crossing into Montenegro we discover its stunning national parks and natural beauty. We then return to Albania to the traditional villages and alpine scenery of Thethi. Crossing Lake Koman by boat we continue to Kosovo to explore the pristine mountainous countryside, crisscrossed with rivers and sheltering villages where the traditions of yesteryear are as relevant as they ever have been.
Cities like Prizren and Pristina give us the opportunity to delve into the complex history of the region, while in the Sharri Mountains we meet the Gorani people. Here we learn about the rich cultural diversity of the country.
Back in Albania, we visit the ‘museum city’ of Berat with its unique architecture, visit the Roman site of Apollonia and the impressive Ardenice monastery.
This is a fascinating land, little visited up until now but with much to offer the curious traveller. Discover one of Europe’s hidden secrets.