Maja Jezerce is the highest peak in Dinaric Alps 2,694m and I chose to climb it taking the route through Montenegro, Plav-Gusinje. The peak is 5 km from Montenegro Albanian border, on albanian soil. The pictures shows the landscape beauty, although over 2000m is almost no vegetation. I spent the night in my tent at Buni i Jezercës at a height of 1980, a place where you can refill your water supplies. Next day I got to the top. The last 200m are quite challenging do to vertical walls. Amazing trip!
Arriving on the top of Maja Jezerce I had time only for few pictures, in less than three minutes a dense fog shrouded the entire mountain. So it was no point in making a video. After more than one hour I started to decend towards Valbone Valley through the fog, which made it very difficult. Just before dark I arrived in Valbone Valley and slept at the first campsite. Next morning I continued down the valley to see the extraordinary albanians mountains.
Elbasan, third largest city in Albania, is located on the Shkumbin River valley. Sultan Mehmet II in 1466 AD constructed a massive castle with a deep moat in order to fight Skanderbeg, due to an ongoing conflict between the Ottomans and Albanians
Berat city is believed to have been the site of the ancient macedonian city Antipatreia while during the early Byzantine Empire the name was Pulcheriopolis. Republic of Venice called it Belgrad
di Romania.
Berat castle is a fortress overlooking the city. It dates mainly from the 13th century and contains many Byzantine churches and  Ottoman mosques. It is built on a rocky hill situated at an elevation of 214 metres.
Apollonia was an ancient Greek and Roman city located on the right bank of the Aoos river (modern-day Vjose). Its ruins are situated near the village of Pojani, in modern-day Albania. Locals built on a nearby hill the church of the Dormition of the Saint Mary, part of Ardenica Monastery.
Byllis was an ancient city located in the region of Illyria. Its ruins are situated in Hekal, Fier County, Albania. Under Roman Empire, Byllis became part of Epirus Nova province.
Girokaster city's name is mentioned first time by John VI Kantakouzenos in 1336, argyron meaning silver, and latin castrum meaning castle, thus "silver castle". The albanian theory regarding its name is that the city took the name of the Princess Argjiro, a legendary figure who killed herself falling from the fortress walls.
Aromanians call the city Ljiurocastru.
During Ottoman rule it was known as Ergiri.
Butrint or Buthrotum was an ancient Greek and later Roman city located on a hill overlooking the Vivari Channel. In 4th century BC it had grown in importance and included a theatre, a sanctuary dedicated to Asclepius, god of medicine, and an agora. It was fortified with 870m walls and five gates, best known  "Lion Gate" and the "Scaean Gate".
Porto Palermo had been an ancient Greek port-town named Panormos and it served the fortified city Cheimarra, now Himarë. The area around Cheimara was inhabited by Greek-Chaonians before the 5th century BCE.  The castle was probably built by the Venetians having the same triangular plan with round towers found in the Venetian fort at Butrint.
Bashtove fortress was first constructed in 6th century AD during Byzantine Empire  under  Justinian dynasty and later by the Venetian Empire which was also the last phase of construction. Today stands in ruins and decaying shape.
Durres amphitheatre construction began under the roman emperor Trajan in the 2nd century AD being the largest one ever built in the Balkan Peninsula with a capacity of 20,000 people. Durres is known as Epidamnos or Dyrrachium is the second most populous city of Albania. Via Egnatia, the continuation of the Via Appia, started in the city and led across the interior of the Balkan Peninsula to Constantinople.
Tirana is the capital and most populous city of the Republic of Albania. Founded as a city in 1614, is located in the center of the country surrounded by mountains and hills, with Dajt on the east and a valley opening on the northwest, overlooking the Adriatic Sea in the distance.
Kruje's city name is related to the Albanian word kroi meaning fountain. Skanderbeg museum was founded in 1982 and was built inside Kruje castle courtyard. The castle was the center of Skanderbeg's rebellion against the Ottoman Empire.
Lezhe city frequently changed masters until the Venetians took possession of it in 1386. It still belonged to them when Skanderbeg died, but In 1478 it fell into the hands of Turks during the siege of Shkodra, with the exception of a short period (1501–1506) when it returned to Venetian domination. It was chosen in 1444 by Skanderbeg as a neutral place for the convention of Albanian, Serbian, Dalmatian and other lords of the area aiming at organizing their common defence against the Turks.
Shkoder city sprawls across the Mbishkodra plain between the freshwater marshlands of the eponymous lake and the foothills of the Dinaric Alps. It was founded in the 4th century BC by the ancient Illyrian tribes of the Ardiaei and Labeates. Rozafa castle rises on a rocky hill, 130m above sea level, overlooking the city and surrounded by the Buna, Kir and Drin rivers. A legend that's present in all Balkan countries applies here too.