Tourism

Orikum, the ancient delightful little town

Orikum is a town and a former municipality in the Vlorë County, southwestern Albania. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Vlorë. It was named after the ancient city Oricum, which was located 4 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 Fushë, Dukat, Tragjas 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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Minister Klosi: 2018 will be a successful year for tourism

For the first time, 84 touristic operators form 46 countries of the world gathered in Tirana, for purchasing touristic packages from the Albanian operators. Present at the inaugural  ceremony was the Minister of Tourism  and Environment, Blendi Klosi. In his speech ,Minister Klosi declared that 2018 will see a great touristic development, because of the increase of the interest of ...

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Permeti, the city of roses

Përmet is a town in the south-eastern part of Albania, located about 30 km from the border with Greece, 240 meters above sea level with a surface area of 120 hectare, of which 99.000 m² are green area. Përmet District lies in the heart of the Vjosa valley and is surrounded by amazing mountains with particular flora and fauna. According ...

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Lezha, the most visited destination in Northern Albania

The city of Lezha is located 47 km south of Shkodra. It is one of Albania’s ancient cities, and in the historical documents it is mostly referred by the name Lissus. In 1398, after the construction of its castle, the city was under direct control of the feudal family of Lekë Dukagjini, but was eventually conquered by Venice. One of the most important ...

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Pogradeci, "the pearl" of the lake in south-eastern Albania

Pogradec lies in the south-eastern part of Albania, along the shores of Lake Ohrid, the deepest in the Balkans. The crossing border with Macedonia is only 5 km away from center. Pogradec is one of the most preferred tourist resorts in Albania because of pleasant climate, extraordinary alpine like scenery with ample opportunities for sun-bathing, swimming, fishing, water sports etc. ...

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Kruja, the town where stones speak of history

Kruja is a medieval town located 32 km northwest of Tirana. It is built on the slopes of Sari -Salltiku Mountain. The name of Kruja derives from the Albanian word krua, meaning ‘water spring’. The citadel became the main Illyrian fortress in the area in the 4th century AD. In the year 879, Kruja was mentioned for the first time as ...

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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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