Perched on a hill overlooking the Osum River, Berat is one of Albania’s most picturesque towns. A Unesco World Heritage Site, its white-washed houses and winding streets have changed little over the centuries. The town is home to several mosques, churches and monasteries, as well as the Ethnographic Museum, which houses a fascinating collection of traditional Albanian costumes, tools and furniture. Don’t miss the opportunity to walk up to the fortress, which offers stunning views of the town and the surrounding countryside. Berat is also a great place to sample traditional Albanian food, such as byrek (a savoury pastry), baklava (a sweet pastry) and qofte (a meatball dish).