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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 Travelers’ Guide to Gjirokastra Gastronomy
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Delicious Albania, a Travelers’ 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...

Butrinti Part of CoE’s Aeneas Cultural Route
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Butrinti Part of CoE’s Aeneas Cultural Route

TIRANA, December 15 Follow the legend of Aeneas through the archeological richness of the Mediterranean region. This is the aim of an international itinerary part of the Council of Europe cultural routes, which encourage cultural, archeological, and sustainable tourism. Travelers that will embark on Aeneas Route will have the opportunity to explore five different countries...

Albania Looks Set to Lose Over €900 Million from Missing Tourists
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Albania Looks Set to Lose Over €900 Million from Missing Tourists

TIRANA, December 11 Albania’s tourism-dependent economy might lose about Euro 1 billion due to the international travel crisis. Based on the recent data issued by the Bank of Albania (BoA), the revenue for the travel and tourism sector during January-September 2020 was Euro 732 million, or Euro 904 million less compared to the same period...

2,000-Year-Old Tomb Unearthed in Amantia Necropolis
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2,000-Year-Old Tomb Unearthed in Amantia Necropolis

TIRANA, December 7 Albanian archeologists and specialists from the Vlora Culture institutions unearthed an ancient tomb and several cultural relics dating back around 2,200 years in the necropolis of Amantia Archeological Park. The excavation conducted with the purpose of preservation was conducting during the end of November. The Vlora Regional Directorate for Cultural Heritage confirmed...