Dhrale Beach / LoRa

2016© LoRa Photography

Albania is a little paradise on the Balkan Peninsula, which uniquely combines mountain landscapes with beaches, forgotten archaeological sites where time seems to have stood still, fantastic food and friendly people.

With its coastline facing the Adriatic and Ionian seas, its highlands backed upon the elevated Balkan landmass, and the entire country lying at a latitude subject to a variety of weather patterns during the winter and summer seasons, Albania has a high number of climatic regions relative to its landmass. The coastal lowlands have typically Mediterranean climate; the highlands have a Mediterranean continental climate. In both the lowlands and the interior, the weather varies markedly from north to south.