Albania for a cheaper European beach holiday?
Hi everyoen, I want to organize a European beach holiday, but a lot of the obvious options (Greece, Italy, etc.) are to expensive for me. I'd heard Croatia was a good bet but even that's maybe pushing the budget a little. So I was wondering about Albania, since it borders Greece and is across from Italy it must have similar weather and nice enough beaches and probably similar good food? Has anyone been there and have any tips on where is a good place to stay for beaches in Albania? And when is the best time to go - I'd like to go in August or September, ideally. Also, is it very conservative? I seem to have an idea of Albania as quite a rural country with lots of farms; is this very outdated? Would my girlfriend be able to wear a bikini on the beach, for example, and short sundresses if it's hot?