Characterized by various climatic zones, conditioned by the altitude and the mountain ranges, Albania is an interesting destination to be discovered throughout the year. The country has over 450 km…
Characterized by various climatic zones, conditioned by the altitude and the mountain ranges, Albania is an interesting destination to be discovered throughout the year. The country has over 450 km of coastline, almost all switable for swimming, typically Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and rainy winters. The inland instead is mainly influenced by continental air and is characterized by mild summers and cold winters.
For those who love the sea and hiking in the open air, summer is the ideal season to visit Albania. The beautiful beaches, with warm and pleasant waters, offer the best of themselves, especially in the months of June and July. Not only you can relax on the deserted beaches, but the Albanian Riviera offers the possibility to practice different sports or to participate in numerous musical events and concerts that are organized. August represents the high season for tourism in Albania, but never at the levels of the number of the tourists, who visit the rest of Europe.
The warm summer months are also particularly suitable for exploring the high Albanian Alps, to the north of the country, for trekking immersed in the splendid landscapes of unspoiled nature or the plateau of Korça to the southwest, for more moderate temperatures, cultural heritage and exquisite gastronomic traditions.
Autumn in Albania is a great time to explore beautiful cities like Berat, Shkoder, Kruja or UNESCO protection sites like Gjirokastra and Apollonia. The summer heat slowly begins to fade, but the month of September still allows the opportunity to spend a few days at sea or trekking in the Alps before the weather becomes stiffer.
The winter days are shorter and darker, with rains and frequent snowfalls in the mountainous areas. In the cities, however, the cold is not excessive and it might be interesting to visit Albania to witness the celebrations of certain events such as Independence, 28-29 November or the arrival of the New Year, festivities very much felt especially in the capital of Albania.
Spring allows you to spend a holiday with slower rhythms, ideal to enjoy the typical Albanian days in the capital, visit the different cultural and archaeological sites or the wonderful nature. The weather is really pleasant, the winter cold has vanished and the excessive heat has not yet started, perfect for a trip to the lake of Pogradec or that of Shkodra.
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