The principal mountains are the Arakan Yomas, which send out spurs and sub-spurs almost to the sea-coast.
Southern Albania, again, is almost wholly mountainous, with the exception of the plains of Iannina and Arta; the most noteworthy feature is the rugged range of the Tchika, or Khimara mountains, which skirt the sea-coast from south-west to northeast, terminating in the lofty promontory of Glossa (ancient Acroceraunia).
The lake of Butrinto (Buthrotum) is near the sea-coast opposite Corfu.
The sea-coast is exposed to the fierce bora, or north wind, during the spring.
Crossing the Murray at Albury, the explorers, bearing to the south-west, skirted the western shore of Port Philip and reached the sea-coast near where the town of Geelong now stands.