The country within Europe's borders which most people know very little about. It was closed for visitors most of the 20th century but with the end of communism it slowly opened up from 1991. Still a relatively undiscovered tourist destination with the capital Tirana developing into a modern city mixing the traces of communism with modern architecture. Historical towns such as Berat and Gjirokastra stands opposite to ancient Greek and Roman archaeological sites. The Albanian riviera with some of the finest sandy beaches within Europe's borders are in contrast to the mountain range in the north where you easily forget which century you are in. Not only does the country welcome you open-heartedly but also its people make you feel the warmth of a true host.