If you think that Albania has only gorgeous beaches to offer visitors, think again. One of the most beautiful things to do in the Land of the Eagles is to spend time relaxing, surrounded only by nature, in the country’s amazing mountains. The Albanian Alps are among the most spectacular sites to see in the Balkan trail, so if you hate crowds, warm temperature and tourists, avoid the Riviera and come to visit one of the wildest areas of Europe. Read our list of the most beautiful mountain villages to escape to in Albania.
Hidden in the north of Albania, near the Montenegrin border, Vermosh is the northernmost village in the country. This mountain hamlet lies in one of the most spectacular valleys of the Accursed Mountain, a mountain range in Northern Albania that extends to Montenegro and Kosovo, famous for its glaciers and stunning landscapes. A plus here is the presence of a lovely Catholic church featuring a red-brick roof.
Fierza itself doesn’t have so much to offer its visitors, but the road to get there could be one of the most beautiful things you will do in your entire life. You’ve probably heard of Shkodra before, the most important town in the north of Albania. Shkodra is the starting point to reach Koman, the hamlet from where the ferries leave for Fierza. The route from Koman to Fierza offers terrific views and landscapes, maybe some of the most beautiful in Europe.
Kukës is a mountain village strategically located on the road that leads to Kosovo. Most of the visitors use it as base to explore the youngest country in Europe, but if you are looking for peace and quiet, you should consider spending few hours here surrounded by nature and admiring the gorgeous mountain views.