Tourism

Things You Can Only Buy in Albania

    Albania is a fast-emerging tourist destination. It is home to ancient sites, beautiful beaches, natural settings and old traditions. All these elements are often included in handmade souvenirs that you can buy only in the old bazaars or gift shops. While most of the souvenirs are standard tourist kitsch, such as lighters, mugs, and fridge magnets, here’s a ...

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Three Albanian projects compete for the “Urban Public Space 2018” international award

There are three Albanian projects that are nominated for the international awards in architecture ‘’ Urban Public Space 2018’’, ‘’Scanderbeg Square’’, the renovation of Himara and Vlora’s promenade. The international jury of ‘’Urban Public Space 2018’’ has selected 25 projects for this year’s competition, and among those, there are three Albanian projects. The Albanian embassy in Holland, wrote that the ...

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EU Delegation supports the promotion of touristic potentials of Albania

The EU ambassador to Albania, Romana Vlahutin concluded her visit to Korca, in the framework of the Europe’s Week. ‘’ The preservation of our heritage is related with economy, with social responsibility, but above all with our moral and historic duty towards the previous and upcoming generations’’-declared Ambassador Vlahutin during the event ‘’ A journey through cultural and natural wonders ...

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A new attraction added to the Artificial Lake Park in Tirana

  The Lake Park of Tirana is now house of a modern pier, made for anchoring small vessels, paddle boats or canoes, an investment of the Municipality of Tirana, in cooperation with the Albanian Red Cross Organization. The pier will hold the name of the founder of this organization and the Nobel Prize winner, Hendry Dunant. This lake used to ...

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Fieri, the city at the crossroads of North and South Albania

Fier is a city and a municipality in Fier County in southwest Albania. The population of the former municipality at the 2011 census was 85,845. Geographically, it is located in the center of the country surrounded by hills. The city is located some 16 kilometers east of the Adriatic Sea and 100 kilometers south of Tirana. The history of Fier ...

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The Museum City of Gjirokastra

Gjirokastra is built on the slope of a mountain and is known for its characteristic and narrow cobbled streets. The dwelling houses have the form of medieval towers consisting of a building ensemble with characteristic architecture. The castle of the city stands like a balcony over the city. It enables the visitors to enjoy a very beautiful landscape. The National ...

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10 new destinations for TIA during the touristic season

10 new destinations will be added to the Airport of Tirana, and 3 of them will double the capacities in order to ease the flux of tourist during summer season. The touristic expectations are high for this summer season and the touristic operators are finding ways to make flights flexible. The news was delivered by PM Edi Rama, through a ...

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The sunny town of Himara

Himara is a small sunny town located in southern Albania. The population amounts around 28,000 people including and the villages aroundA�Palase, Dhermi, Ilias, Vuno, Himare, Pilur, Kudhes, Qeparo, Borsh, Piqeras, Sasaj, Lukove, Coraj, Kuc, Kallarat, Bolene and Vranisht. The area has a great potential for tourism, with the major characteristics of the municipal town being itsA�seaside promenade the tavernasA�and the ...

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Orikum, the ancient delightful little town

OrikumA�is a town and a former municipality in theA�VlorA� County, southwesternA�Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipalityA�VlorA�.A�It was named after the ancient city Oricum, which was located 4A�km west of modern Orikum. The population at the 2011 census was 5,503. The municipal unit consists of the town Orikum and the villages Dukat FushA�,A�Dukat,A�TragjasA�and ...

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The Amphitheatre at the Lake Park to be inaugurated soon

The Lake Park is the biggest green space in Tirana, frequented by many people every day, and now after many years of degradation, the amphitheatre situated at the heart of the park has been restored and soon will be opened for the public. The news was delivered by the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, through a status on his Facebook ...

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