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Shkaba Trail, the Route Where Hiking Meets Birdwatching
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Shkaba Trail, the Route Where Hiking Meets Birdwatching

TIRANA, October 8 A new hiking trail that meanders around the Egyptian Vulture habitat in Southern Albania aims to raise awareness on the endangered bird as well as combine cultural features with the ecotourism potential of walking routes. The route has been signed by the Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) in...

Saranda Hosts 9th Edition of Eco-Friendly Souvenirs Fair
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Saranda Hosts 9th Edition of Eco-Friendly Souvenirs Fair

  TIRANA, August 20 The ninth edition of the Saranda National Eco-Friendly Souvenirs Fair kicked off on Thursday. The three-day event aims at promoting ethical and sustainable gifts, conscious design, upcycled materials, the revitalization of traditional artisan crafts, and especially sustainable tourism practices while the overcrowded city is facing the highest tide of mass tourism....

Nivica Hosts Sofat Sustainable Festival Event
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Nivica Hosts Sofat Sustainable Festival Event

TIRANA, August 13 Sofat festival will return this weekend in the Gjirokastra region. The event dedicated to the promotion of sustainable tourism and the local economy in rural localities will take place on 14-15 August, in the Nivica area. This edition of the Sofat event organized by Visit Gjirokastra with the support of Risi Albania...

Summer Destinations: Selcka Waterfall
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Summer Destinations: Selcka Waterfall

TIRANA, July 14 Selcka Waterfall, not to be confused with Selca waterfall, is located in Selcka Gorge, southern Albania. The gorge that divides the mountain range Lunxheri – Bureto and is 2 km away from Gjirokastra. The Selcka valley is six km long is under the administration of Pogoni local unit and is also part...

Ancient Tomb Unearthed in Amantia
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Ancient Tomb Unearthed in Amantia

TIRANA, June 23 An ancient tomb thought to date back to the third century BC, has been unearthed at the ancient cemetery of Amantia Archeological Park by the specialists from the National Institute of Historical Heritage. Archeologists say that this one of the rare tombs that have preserved all the architectonic elements of the vaulted...

National Historical Museum Reopens to Public
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National Historical Museum Reopens to Public

TIRANA, May 12 The National Historical Museum announced that it reopened its galleries to the public on Tuesday, May 11. The COVID-19 pandemic shut down Albania’s museums earlier in 2020, but most have since reopened. The National Historical Museum, which is the largest museum in Albania, closed again in mid-December when the glass windows facing...

Delicious Albania, a Traveler’s Guide to Gjirokastra Gastronomy
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Delicious Albania, a Traveler’s Guide to Gjirokastra Gastronomy

TIRANA, April 7 Cooked simply with basic ingredients, a warm dish left the hungry traveler feeling full and content. Once, they were travelers passing by, or familiars of political prisoners at the notorious Castle Prison. Now they’re tourists eager to explore and experience. Gjirokastra satisfies the visitors’ expectations through a mixture of history (good and...

COVID-19 Crushed Albania’s International Tourism in 2020
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COVID-19 Crushed Albania’s International Tourism in 2020

TIRANA, January 26 Any official or private campaign for tourism in 2020 in Albania was crushed by the coronavirus pandemic. The recent data published by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSAT) show how big the impact of the virus on international arrivals was. Even though travel restrictions were eased during summer and Albania never applied...

The Guestroom (Oda) of Berati
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The Guestroom (Oda) of Berati

TIRANA, January 26 The guests’ room, Oda, as well known as the best or the biggest room, is one of the most important spots in the traditional Berati dwelling house. This can be noticed in the artistic and architectonical details of the room. The location in the house, numerous windows, the musander-mahfil complex (a wooden...