Romans conquered the region in 168 BC in the aftermath of the Illyrian Wars. "Illyria" is thus a designation of a roughly defined region of the western Balkans as seen from a Roman perspective
Testing the water in Albania Staggering scenery deserted landscapes – crossing Lake Koman in northern Albania provides an insight into a country that's still off the tourist radar
guardian.co.uk/ travel/2012/apr/15/ albania-lake-koman by Killian Fox
The southernmost glaciers in Europe were recently discovered in the Albanian part of the range.