Despite being a small country, Albania is a country that holds great beauty and has a high landscape diversity. It is a very mountainous state with widespread heights of over 1,000 meters which counteract the kilometres of coastline dotted with bays and headlands.
Albania is home to 14 natural parks and 697 natural monuments, such as caves, forests or lakes, which make this country a destination that offers a variety of opportunities for all travelers, from spelunking to skiing, to rafting and hiking.
Albania has two locations declared World Heritage by UNESCO—the ruins of Butrint and the historic centers of Gjirokastra and Berat.
The cuisine is strongly influenced by Turkish and Italian cuisine. It is characterized by the use of Mediterranean herbs and the use of milk and yogurt as the base for many dishes. The most popular drink is raki, an alcoholic drink made from cherries.
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