Albanian Alps

Stunning scenery and grand vistas, a unique and difficult way of life, and traditional Albanian houses and villagers.

Lock-in tower
Thethi has been restored. The lock-in tower is especially of interest because it is one of the last remaining examples in Albania. The lock in tower was used to protect the male members of a family while they were under blood feud. Blood feuds were virtually extinguished during the communist times, however, the lawlessness of the 1990's saw a rather sharp rise in the number of killings. The New York Times has a series of articles about the Kanun, Lekë Dukagjini, and the blood feuds. Luckily, tourists and foreigners are generally immune from these and even protected, unless you flip over someone's table!.
Grunas Waterfall
in Valbone and spectacular Valbona River