Easily explored on foot, the Ottoman hilltop town of Berat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site inland from Durrës, is known as the "town of a thousand windows” for its white houses on cobblestone streets that lead to the still-inhabited stone Kala citadel. The Onufri Museum in the citadel displays 16th-century artworks, while the Ethnographic Museum just outside the walls has a collection of traditional furnishings. The town is also home to a number of fine Byzantine churches and Ottoman mosques.
By John Oseid
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