Albania offers spectacular views and great tour sites. HereAi?? are three of the most special tours you can do while visiting Albania.
The Mussel tour- getting to know our ”Queen” !
Ai??Albania offers a special tour , in one of the most beautiful regions of our country , a tour that you can not experience anywhere else. It is called the tour of the mussel , at the lake Butrinti.
The tour usually starts by booking one of the wooden boats of the locals , which are a tradition of this area, and together with a guide, you can explore the rich history of the lake and the telltales of the inhabitants.
This tour around the lake offers the possibility to get to know the mussel cultivation from up close, learn about their growth and the ways it is served , as one of the most important items of sea food dishes of the entire Albanian Riviera. The mussel is often called as the “Queen of the Lake”.Ai?? Then the tour leaves the lake of Butrinti and heads towards the beaches where the landscape is phenomenal and one can grasp the entire beauty of the area with a single look. The antique city of Butrint offers a secular tranquility , that reigns over the ancient statutes and stones , and from there you can enjoy one of the most spectacular sunsets in Albania.
Another tour that you can enjoy while visiting Albania is the tour about the Mysteries of Arberia, the huge archaeologicalAi??heritage in the valley of the Drin river.
The archaeological heritage from medieval Arber is extraordinary. From the half of the XIX century , foreign travelers and scholars were thrilled by the settlements, the churches , the cemeteries and the traditional costumes , and the mostly unchanged customs. They were also impressed by the mountains and their greatness, the source of this heritage , with a rare natural beauty. The traces of Arber were followed by archaeologists and ethnographers , missionaries of culture and clergy , until 1898, where the first graves were excavated in the settlements of Koman , and medieval Dalmatia , where the first archaeological collection was formed by the Franciscan Father Shtjefen Gjecovi. Another collection is found at the National Museum of Archaeology in Saint Germain-en-Laye , in France.
The archaeological discoveries make the Arber heritage , one of the most distinguished peoples of the region , and important actors in the history of Balkan and Adriatic. If you really want to experience and touch this heritage, to understand how they build their houses, what was their faith , how did they construct and paint the churches , how they dressed , what kind of weapons did they use , about agriculture and their trade , you should climb the mountains, up to the Arberai??i??s Nest , and sail the rivers they sailed.
All these archaeological wonders entwined with the nature of the mountains of Dukagjini and the bridges over the Drin river can be visited during the summer season , where the presence of the archaeologists and the archaeological excavations Ai??gives the thrill it deserves.
The Llogara Pass
And the last but not the least tour that you can conduct while visiting Albania , is the pass of Llogara tour. Ai??A national park for years now , Llogaraai??i??s terrain includes largeAi??alpine meadows,Ai??Ai??verticalAi??rockAi??faces,Ai??precipicesAi??Ai??and denseAi??forestsAi??Ai??The region is recognized as and important Bird and Plant area , because of its significant number of rare birds and plantsAi?? species.
At 1.027 m above the sea level , Llogara offers astonishing landscapes and breathtaking views. The entire area has a great importance for tourism. As the only way for visitors and tourists to enjoy the Albanian Riviera , the Llogara pass offers excellent weather conditions and outstanding hospitality from the locals. One of the toursitics attractions that Llogara has to offer is the Ai??Caesar’s Pass, named after Julius CesarAi??Ai??who marched down near the area in pursuit of PompeyAi??Ai??Along the Llogara pass , lays the peninsula of Karaburun , where trances of ancient history are still visible and easy to reach.