Best Time To Visit: The area is pleasant all year round, though in winter the sea can be cold to swim. April to November are ideal, with hot summer months.
Key Cruising Areas: The unspoiled Albanian Riviera is stunning to sail. With beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan port cities, and warm, turquoise seas, sailing along the coastline of Albania provide plenty to explore. If you desire a longer sail, the island of Corfu offers many options.
Don’t Miss: An earthquake in the middle ages left the nearby town of Butrint in ruins, which now make an impressive sight, filled with mosaics, basilica arches, and walls, and famed for their tranquil beauty. The town has been reconstructed and the castle houses a museum which is worth a visit.
Best Spots for Wining and Dining: The gastronomic scene of Albania is flourishing. For a taste of the best, stop in the port of Durres and head inland to the cosmopolitan city of Tirana for extensive dining options. Try Mullixhiu for a taste of Michelin-trained chef Bledar Kola’s creations.