Tourism

Apollonia an ancient city of Illyria

Apollonia is an ancient city in Illyria, located on the right bank of the Aous River (the modern-day Vjosë River). Its ruins are situated in the Fier region, near the village of Pojani. Apollonia was founded in 588 BCE by Greek colonists from Corfu and Corinth, on a site initially occupied by Illyrian tribes. Apollonia flourished during the period of Roman ...

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Ksamil, a little gem on the south coast

Ksamil is a small town located about 15km (9 miles) south of Saranda and is known for having some of the only sandy beaches in the area and small islands within swimming distance intertwined with a breath-taking scenery and the abundance of fresh seafood at very cheap prices makes it one of the best places to visit whilst you’re in ...

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Gjirokastra, a magical hillside town

The origin of the city starts with the castle of Gjirokastra, built in IV century AD. The city was named Argyrokastro, in 1336. In 1417, it was conquered by the Ottoman army. The city reached its peak over 1800-1830, when monumental assembly houses were built. The first neighborhoods are those of Bazaar and Hazmurate. The main characteristic of Gjirokastra is the intensive ...

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Culturetrip.com: 11 most stunning beaches in Albania

Albania’s southern coastline, with its lovely traditional hamlets, cobblestoned streets and small Orthodox churches, has plenty of beautiful beaches lapped by pristine waters, rivaling nearby Greece for half the price. And if you get your fill of coastal bays, you can head for the natural springs near Saranda or the lake shores near the Macedonian border – Albania has plenty ...

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Korca, "Albanian Paris"

Korça is one of the largest and most important cultural and economic centers of Albania, located in the southeastern part of the country.  The total population is 75,994 in a total area of 805.99 km2. The city is distinguished for its typical quarters, with low houses and villas, paved with cobblestones. Korça is characterized by wide boulevards with many cafes where ...

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100 villages soon to start off agro tourism path

Agro tourism will have government‘s special attention. It starts with the implementation of the first phase of the “100 villages” initiative, targeting the development of Albanian village and agriculture. Prime Minister Edi Rama, said on Friday that the Urban Renaissance project will improve the infrastructure in the villages, in order to create agro tourism enterprises. The government’s head assured that ...

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Touring around Albania!

Albania offers spectacular views and great tour sites. Here  are three of the most special tours you can do while visiting Albania. The Mussel tour- getting to know our ”Queen” !  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 ...

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Albania-Serbia joint tourism offer

The Western Balkans region should be presented with a joint tourist offer, especially for remote countries, continents beyond Europe. This was agreed at the meeting the Minister of Tourism and Environment Blendi Klosi had with the Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Rasim Ljajic, in the framework of the official visit that Minister Klosi held ...

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Berati,"The town of thousand windows"

Berati  a 2400 year old town overshadowed to the east by mount Tomorr (2400m) is built on an ancient Illyrian dwelling site, which goes back to the 6th century B.C. Its innumerable monuments and beautiful and characteristic archiceture of its houses have proclaimed Berat a museum town.  Berat lies on the right bank of the river Osum, a short distance ...

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INSTAT: Tourism booming in 2017

Over 5.100.000 is the number of foreign visitors that entered Albania in 2017, which is 8.1% more than in 2016. While the total number of entries in our country, including Albanians, is about 10 million. Compared with 2016, this statistic has also undergone an increase by 6.9%. These are annual data released by INSTAT, according to which inflows from Poland ...

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