Durrës is a city that absolutely doesn’t fit the common image of Albania; this rather rich city boasts a huge beach and many sightseeing opportunities. If you want to change your perception of Albania, just break the mould by travelling to Durrës.
By the way, Albania is a great option for a low-budget journey. It’s not as dangerous here as many people tend to think (however, it’s better to rent a car than to drive your own), and Albania is a beautiful, interesting, and inexpensive country off the beaten track.
Many European civilizations and powerful empires left traces of their presence on Albanian land. Even if you’re only seeking a beach holiday, take your time to have a stroll around local cultural and historical attractions.