Located in the Balkan Peninsula, Albania is a real insider tip on the south coast of the Adriatic Sea. Long beaches and scenic landscapes delight beach lovers as well as those who like long walks, which is making the country more and more popular as a holiday destination. The port city of Durrës lies directly on the Adriatic Sea and is a popular resort site due to its kilometres of public beaches. The city's biggest ancient attraction is the amphitheatre, which was just discovered a few decades ago. Albania's capital city Tirana lies a few kilometres inland. The city's landmark is the Skanderbeg Monument to Albania's national hero in the square that bears his name. Other attractions such as the Et’hem Bey Mosque and the clock tower are just a few steps away. As a cultural centre, Tirana offers both historical as well as contemporary attractions and is a perfect place for learning about the country and its people.