Finally emerging in the 1990s from the shadow of one of the most brutal communist regimes in the region, Albania is like a child raised alone - its culture and quirks are distinctively its own. As well as a fascinating history since World War II, Albania also betrays more ancient influences - from Byzantines, Romans, Ottomans, Ostrogoths, Venetians, Bulgarians and Normans. Visit the remarkable ruins of Butrint, walk the stunning stone cities of Berat and Girokastra, explore remote monasteries and rustic villages and indulge your palette with delicious Albanian food and wine, a little known Mediterranean culinary secret. Finally experience a taste of blood feud country in the wild, mountainous and hospitable North of the country.
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