According to David Browne in the article Albania is the New Jewel of the Mediterranean ,
"Albania is a country blessed with natural assets of rugged mountain landscape,
a long Adriatic coastline and a prime geographical location across the sea from
Italy, with Greece on its southern border. This is a country poised to become
the new jewel of the Mediterranean region and it aims to boost its potential as
a tourist destination."
This is the kind of positive attention this country needs and deserves. Yes, it's still in the infant stages of tourism development, but the potential is huge. In the future it will offer just as much as Croatia, Montenegro, and Greece. The natural beauty is stunning. And the people are incredibly warm and friendly. I encourage you to forget everything you may have heard about Albanians and to open your heart to the possibility of a future vacation here. Of course, it is still sort of an 'adventure destination', and 5 star facilities are few and far between, but I promise you you'll never forget a trip to Albania, "The Land of Eagles"!