Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Korce, Permet, Gjirokaster, and Berat in southern Albania.
The 14th century Church of the Holy Trinity (Kisha Shen Triadha) in Berat Castle, Albania, displays typical Byzantine architectural characteristics.
The northern bastion of 13th century Berat Castle in Berat, Albania, protected the complex from attacks from adjacent hills.
This Italian Fiat L6/40 tank (1940) displayed at Gjirokaster Castle, Albania, is one of only three surviving from the 283 commissioned during World War Two.
The Vjosa River in southern Albania is picturesque.
Ringjallja e Krishtit" Orthodox Cathedral in Korce, Albania, was built with Greek money in 1995, replacing a church destroyed by the Communists.
The Velabisht Bridge (1870) crosses a small tributary of the Osum River near Berat, Albania.
The Gorica neighbourhood across the Osum river from central Berat, Albania, preserves its medieval character.
During the Communist era many churches in Albania were destroyed. Construction of Saint Demetrius Cathedral in Berat began in 1994 and the church was only consecrated in 2014.
Rruga Antipatrea is the main pedestrian promenade in Berat, Albania.
White Ottoman houses have given Berat, Albania, its popular name, the "City of a Thousand Windows".
White Ottoman houses climb the hillside between the Osum River and the castle in Berat, Albania.
Labova of the Cross Church (Ano Labov e Kryqit) at Libohova near Gjirokaster, Albania, once contained a relic thought to be part of the true cross of Christ.
The bastion of 12th century Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster, Albania, now serves as an arms museum.
Tourists enjoy snapping selfies outside 12th century Gjirokaster Castle in Gjirokaster, Albania.
The Great Gallery of 12th century Gjirokaster Castle, Albania, connects the castle's main entrance to the outer courtyard.
A 19th century clock tower marks the northeast corner of 12th century Gjirokaster Castle in Gjirokaster, Albania.