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Aerial Tour of Albania

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Travel Albania 2019


For an aerial tour of some of the most scenic parts of Albania, it's hard to beat this production by contributor and pilot Gezimavric.  It captures the stunning beauty of this mountainous nation on the Balkan Peninsula, one of the least understood countries in Europe.  Watch it to get some epic bird's eye views of the country's mountaintop fortresses, medieval churches, and pristine Adriatic coastline.  The highlight may be the shot at around the :38 mark of the gorgeous medieval city of Korçë.

The Beaches of Albania's Coast

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Trip to Albania - Saranda, Blue eye, Butrim, Ksamil


The Souteast Eurpean nation of Albania is blessed with a plethora of beautiful beaches along its Adriatic Sea coastline.  With few major cities, the Albanian coast is home to a few towns and numerous small villages and resorts.  In this drone video by contributor Tigger_81, you'll get an aerial glimpse of this coastline.  The video features dazzling footage of Saranda, Blue Eye, Butrim, and Ksamil, all of which lie on the southern end of the Balkan nation's coastline in the area known as the Albanian Riviera.

Tirana: Albania's Capital City

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About Tirana - DronAlb


Contributor and pilot DronAlb created this marvelous aerial overview of Tirana, the capital city of Albania.  The city lies a bit west of the geographic center of the Balkan country, still some distance from the Adriatic coastline.  Like much of the country, it is surrounded by mountains and hills.  Founded in the early 17th century, Tirana has seen its tourism grow since the civil war in the former Yugoslavia (immediately to Albania's north) subsided.   The city is home to about 600,000 Albanians.  

Kukës: In Albania's Mountains

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Bjeshkët e Kukësit / Kukesi Mountains - Albania 2018 DJI Phantom 4 Pro + v2.0

Studio Shahini

Albania is a country very much defined by its mountains.  The Balkan country is covered with them, covering most of its interior with a line which runs roughly parallel to its Adriatic coastline.  All of the country's ranges are part of the Balkan Mountains system, and several sometimes go under different names.  In this video, contributor Studio Shahini gives us a drone's eye view of the mountains around Kukës in the country's northeastern corner.  It was shot with a DJI Phantom 2 drone.

The Albanian Riviera

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South Coast

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Albania's beautiful Adriatic Sea beaches are concentrated in the southern part of its coastline, in the area just north of the country's border with Greece.  Here, the crystal blue waters and white sand beaches which abound have led to the region being called the Albanian Riviera.  This drone video by contributor 1man gives us a bird's eye view of the Mediterranean beauty of this area in the southwestern Balkans, whose beaches are beginning to rival the better known spots of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast.

Albania's Valbonë Valley

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Valbona Valley - Summervacation


Contributor and pilot DroneDisaster created this memorable drone video of the northern reaches of Albania.  Most of the footage was taken in and around Valbonë Valley National Park, home to the Valbonë River and the valley through which it runs.  The beautiful mountains here are sometimes called the Albanian Alps.  The video features spectacular aerial views of the natural scenery of this area which lies just a short distance from the country's northern border with Montenegro.

Berati: Albania's Cultural Treasure

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Berati in Motion || Dronalb qyteti i Beratit 2016


While Berati (Berat) is only the ninth largest city in Albania, it punches well above its weight in terms of cultural influence as well as a tourist destination.  The city is situated on the Ostrum River in the south central part of the country.  Like much of Albania, it's mountainous terrain which has been occupied for millennia.  With its unique architecture, it's designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  In this video by DronAlb, you'll get a bird's eye view of this ancient city in the mountains of Albania.  

Durrës: Albania's Second City

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Durrës, Albania


DronAlb created this awesome drone video of Durrës, the second largest city in Albania after the capital Tirana.  Durrës is is situated roughly in the middle of the country's Adriatic coastline, due west from Tirana.  The city was founded by Greek colonists in the first millennium BC, and is one of the oldest cities in Albania.  The city's port is the country's largest and one of the largest in the Adriatic Sea.  Its most recognized landmark is the Amphitheatre of Durrës, which dates to the second century AD.

Albania's Famous Krujë Castle

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AMAZING aerial video Kruja Castle - DronAlb


Contributor Dronalb used a DJI drone to create this beautiful view of one of the more significant cultural landmarks in Albania.  Krujë Castle lies in a town of the same name in the north central part of the country, a short distance due north from the capital city Tirana.  The castle played a key role during an early struggle by Albanian rebels against Ottoman rule.  It's considered one of the most important cultural treasures in this Southeast European country, and one of its biggest tourist destinations. 

South Albania's Beautiful Beaches

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South Albania's Riviera by Drone


Check out this beautiful drone video from southern Albania by contributor and drone pilot havazaje.  The country's Adriatic Sea coastline is oftentimes referred to as the Albanian Riviera, and it's home of some of the most beautiful (if less well known) beaches in Europe.  In this video, you'll get bird's eye views of Dhermi, Jale, and Vlore; these are three of the main beaches on the Riviera, which extends south from the area around Maja e Çikës and runs southwards to the Greek border.

Elbasan: Albania's Third Largest City

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Elbasan, Albania from the Sky


Contributor and drone pilot Albertvaja brings us this beautiful aerial tour of the Albanian city of Elbasan.  Located near the exact geographic center of the country, it's the third largest city in the country after the capital Tirana and Durres.  The area around the city is believed to have been inhabited since the second century BC.  During the period of Ottoman occupation, Elbasan was considered a strategically important area, and it changed hands several times during the First World War.   

Music Festival in Shëngjin

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UNUM Festival 2019 - Shengjin, Albania

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Top contributor 1man created this spectacular drone video in connection with an electronic music festival in Albania.  The UNUM Festival is an open-air event that features some of the world's best electronic music.  It's held near the town of Shëngjin, which lies near the north end of Albania's Adriatic coastline.  It's part of the District of Lezhë, which in the past has been overshadowed by the more well known beach areas in the southern part of the country.  That's beginning to change with events like UNUM.  

Petrelë Castle, Tirana County

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Castle on a hill


Petrelë Castle sits perched atop a hill in its namesake town in central Albania.  Located just a few km/mi south of the Albanian capital city Tirana, the castle's distinctive looking tower dates to the 6th century AD.  At one point, the castle served as part of a defensive system anchored by nearby the Castle of Krujë.  Overlooking the Erzen Valley, the castle is open to the public and features a restaurant.  You can check it out from above in this drone video by contributor and pilot DroneDisaster.  

Lake Butrint, Vlorë County

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Lake Butrint (Albania) by Drone Cinematic

iOlti Films

Check out this beautiful drone video of a salt lagoon in the Southeast European country of Albania, compliments of contributor and pilot iOlti Films.  Lake Butrint is located near Sarandë in Vlorë, the southernmost of Albania's 12 counties.  The lake covers about 16 square km (about 6 square mi.) and has a maximum depth of just under 25 meters (about 80 ft.).  Due to the variety of flora and fauna sustained by it, the lake is a protected wetland under an agreement known as the Ramsar Convention.  

Drone Tour of Albanian Towns and Cities

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Albania from the Air by Mavic Pro

Gabika Travel

Take an aerial tour of Albania in this excellent travel video from Gabika Travel, which was shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone.  The video provides bird's eye views of some of the most well known spots in this small Balkan country on the Adriatic Sea.  Some of the highlights include shots of Berat (an important cultural center), Saranda (a beach town on the southern coast), Tirana (the Albanian capital), Butrint (an ancient city on the Adriatic), and Ksamil (one of the main towns of the Albanian Riviera).

Albania's Osum Canyon

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Kanionet e Osumit - Osumi Canyons by Drone || DronAlb


Contributor and pilot Dronalb created this beautiful drone video of one of the most well known natural sites in Albania.  The Osum Canyon is created by the river of the same name.  It's located near the town of Çorovodë in Berat County, in the south-central part of this Balkan country.  The canyon is around 25 km (about 15 mi.) long, and when the waters are high in the spring the entire length can be explored by boat.  It's easily accessible from Berat, one of the main cities of the region. 

St. Anthony Church, Laç

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Kisha e Shna Ndout, Laç/St. Anthony Church, Laç - by Xiaomi Drone Fimi X8 Se 4K

NED Horizon Tech

AirVuz contributor and drone pilot NED Horizon Tech created this beautiful 4k aerial video of a well known church in northern Albania.  It's called the St. Anthony Church, and it's located in the town of Laç.  The original Franciscan church dates to about 1300.  However, it was destroyed during the years of the Communist regime, and rebuilt in its current form in the 1990's.  The town and church are located in Lezhë County, one of the northernmost of the 12 counties which make up this Southeast European country.  

Drone Tour of Albania

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4K Drone Albania


Contributor Miracleoffight treats us to this aerial tour of the small Balkan nation Albania.  This small, mountainous country manages to pack in some incredible natural and cultural scenery, an astoundingly diverse landscape given its size.  The video features bird's eye views of the capital city Tirana, the mountains which extend throughout the interior, and the dazzling blue waters of its Adriatic coastline.  Unlike most of the other countries in the region, Albania was never part of Yugoslavia.