Discover the fun of driving in Albania with a National Car Rental vehicle, whether you are in the country for business or on a family holiday.
Albania is a country in the Balkans that offers unparalleled driving opportunities for scenery and cultural discovery. Whether you are in the country for business or pleasure, National Car Rental offers you the freedom to discover this fascinating country in your own way at your own pace.
Things to See and Do in Albania
Tirana is the capital of Albania and offers a free walking tour which is a great way for newcomers to get acclimatised, starting in Skanderbeg Square, the heart of the city. But there is much more to the country than the capital; Albania is full of remote mountain villages, romantic castles and fascinating archaeological sites. On the coastline, one can benefit from the clean Mediterranean air, endless unspoiled beaches and stunning Ottoman architecture.
Heading to the Adriatic coast, the Albanian Riviera is highly recommended. The coastline is stunning and has a strong Italian influences, from numerous seafood restaurants to charmingly cheap cafes. You could take the coastal road from Saranda back to Tirana - a jaw-droppingly gorgeous drive, as the road meanders and hugs the coastline - climbing the mountains before descending back down to sea level.
A Holiday by Car in Albania
If you want to venture off the beaten track and explore some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Albania, you would be well-advised to use one of our comfortable SUVs that can cope with more rugged terrain than the asphalt road surfaces of the main roads. Our cheap car hire service is certainly an ideal way of exploring the country as National Car Rental offers an award-winning service, and we pride ourselves on our excellent levels of customer service.
Famous Road Trips to Take in Albania
If you are looking for cheap car hire in Albania, National Car Rental has it covered with an extensive fleet of modern and economical cars. Venturing away from Tirana will take you into Albania's wild and rugged countryside, including the Llogora pass. Located in the middle of the Llogora National Park - home to the golden eagle, wild cats, and other rare creatures - the road offers one of the best drives in the world, ending at over 1,000 meters above sea level. At the top of the pass, you will find a range of excellent restaurants, all offering an amazing view of the breathtaking scenery.
Alternatively, Berat is a beautiful town that makes an interesting destination for a road trip. Small homes cling to the hillsides and a bridge spans a canyon with a mountain backdrop. Climb up the steep hill to reach an extraordinarily well-preserved 4th-century castle and fortress, where, amazingly, people still live.