Not known for its rich historical heritage, quaint Mediterranean villages, striking beaches and dazzling nightlife, Albania has a lot to offer that the world is missing out on.
While the entire country is smaller than the Indian state of Kerala, yet each mile is jam packed with culture and commotion that promises the European adventure you need to check off your bucket list.
Their currency is Lek and 1Lek = 0.54 INR (so, yay!), Islam is the religion practiced by the majority and their flag has the silhouette of a double-headed eagle. But now let’s dive right into the things a simple Google search won’t tell you.
Places to visit
The Albanian Bunkers
The first thing to catch your eye as you walk down the streets of Albania are concrete bunkers – there are 24 every square kilometre. There are 750,000 concrete bunkers scattered all over Albania. These were built by dictator Hoxha to protect the country from an invasion he feared would happen. A symbol of half a decade of isolation, which came with the communist rule in Albania, today the bunkers are seen as cultural artefacts. Many of them are reused as temporary residential accommodation, shelter for animals and even as cafes, tattoo parlours and blank canvases for graffiti.