Albania is an immensely diverse country with a multitude of options for a holiday. Archaeology enthusiasts can spend hours in the complex sites of Butrint and Byllis, while history lovers have plenty of ancient castles, Ottoman fortresses and museums in places such as Berati and Gjirokastra.
Art connoisseurs should visit the little-known medieval churches, with their beautiful frescoes, and the icon collections in Tirana, Korca and Berati. All of these towns and cities have a backdrop of mountains which cover 70% of the country.
Cliched though it may be to say it, it is the friendliness and humour of the Albanian people that will remain with you.