(1) Introduction Part One General Information (2) Chapter 1 Background Information Geography and climate, Natural history and conservation, History, Politics, Economy, Ethnic groups, Language, Religion, Culture (3) Chapter 2 Practical Information When to visit , Highlights, Suggested Itinieraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Embassies, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, Focus on specific groups, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Media and communications, Albanian time and business, Cultural Etiquette, Travelling Positively Part Two The Guide (4) Chapter 3 Tirana Getting there, Getting around, Local tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat, Entertainment, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see and do. (5) Chapter 4 Excursions from Tirana Durresi, Divjaka, Kruja, Zgerdheshi, Apollonia and Ardenica, Byllis, Elbasani, Berati (6) Chapter 5 The Southeast Korca, Voskopoja, Kamenica and Treni, Pogradeci, The Prespa Lakes, The Gramoz mountains, Permeti (7) Chapter 6The Northeast Mirdita, The Lura Lakes, Puka, Tropoja, Kukesi, Peshkopia, Mati (8) Chapter 7 The Northwest Shkodra, Lezha, The Albanian Alps (9) Chapter 8 The Southwest Saranda, Butrint, Gjirokastra, Libohova, Tepelena, The Riviera, Vlora (10) Appendix 1 Language (11) Appendix 2 Further Information (12) Index
Author Gillian Gloyer has lived and worked in Albania. Now based in the UK, she visits the country frequently.
"The best all round guide yet to this fascinating country." The Sunday Times "An indispensable companion for all visitors." Mail on Sunday "[A] lucid and readable guide book... invaluable." The Observer