5 top places to visit in Albania for stunning fall foliage

It’s that time of year again, when the temperature drops, the smell of Pumpkin Spiced Lattes is in the air and the streets are coved with crunchy leaves. So why not pack your favourite sweater and take a romantic Albanian trip to see some of the best bronze foliage that autumn has to offer? Here are our 5 top destinations in the land of Eagles for stunning fall colors. 


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Offering some of the most spectacular views in Albania, Theth is home to the country’s most photographed -and maybe prettiest- church in the country. From the village to amazing scenery, welcoming guesthouses and the hike into the mountains to Grunas waterfall, Theth is a feast for the eyes. Especially with the fall colors. 


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Lezhë may be associated with good and slow food, but it is also one of the best places in Albania to see stunning fall colours. The countrysides surrounding the town are perfect for exploring on a crisp autumn day.


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This small off the beaten path village in northern Albania, near the Montenegrin border, is a great destination for summer hikes. But the beautiful nature, rugged hills, mountains and forests, made Lepushë one of the top destinations in the land of Eagles for stunning fall colors. 


The National park of Qafshtama, located about one-hour drive from the capital city Tirana, is a paradise for nature lovers: fresh air, crystal water, dramatic views. With mountain forests, pine and oak trees, it’s not hard to understand why this is the best place for admiring foliage in Albania. 


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Though it is more traditionally associated with winter than autumn, Bogë truly comes to life in fall. Not only is the best time of the year to avoid seasonal tourists, but the village is full of beautiful colored trees.

Featured image: Lepushë, ©Valter Zhara