Category: Tourism

Top 10 Most Popular Castles in Albania (part 2)

Top 10 Most Popular Castles in Albania (part 2)

TIRANA, February 9 Porto Palermo Porto Palermo by Vitmar Qinami When you travel from Himara to Qeparo or vice-versa, is impossible not to notice the castle at Porto Palermo Bay also known as Panorama Bay. It is located 228km away from Tirana via Llogara Pass....

Top 10 Most Popular Castles in Albania (part 1)

Top 10 Most Popular Castles in Albania (part 1)

TIRANA, February 6 Legends and historical events have immortalized castles as significant elements of Albania’s cultural heritage. Numerous castles in Albania are magnets for international tourists. Hence, we decided to look at the country’s ten most popular castles. Skenderbeu’s Castle at Rodoni Cape Skenderbeu’s Castle...

Albania One of the World’s best 20 Countries for Adventure Seekers

Albania One of the World’s best 20 Countries for Adventure Seekers

TIRANA, January 26 “Albania’s star has been rising, with more travelers each year wanting to explore its treasures,” the International Edition of the Guardian says in a recent article about the world’s 20 best adventure destinations for 2018. The article by the influential British paper...

Foreign Visitors to Albania Hit Record High in 2017

Foreign Visitors to Albania Hit Record High in 2017

TIRANA, January 24 The number of international arrivals in Albania increased 8.1 percent year-over-year to 5.1 million in December 2017, the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) reported on Tuesday. Almost half of the visitors traveled to Albania for tourism and leisure purposes. Tourists came mostly...

Rozafa Castle to Lure More Visitors in 2018

Rozafa Castle to Lure More Visitors in 2018

TIRANA, January 17 Rozafa Castle in Shkodra welcomed about 50,000 visitors during 2017 and it awaits more during this year. Statistics show that this important historic site enjoyed a year-on-year increase since 2016 when the number of visitors was 38,631. The figure was confirmed by...

Over 120,000 Tourists Visited Valbona in 2017

Over 120,000 Tourists Visited Valbona in 2017

TIRANA, January 3 Valbona Valley National Park welcomed over 120,000 Albanian and international visitors during 2017. While most of the tourists head straight to the coast of the Adriatic and Ionian seas, a significant number of tourists prefer to visit those parts of the country...

Thousands Flock to Korca for Christmas Celebrations

Thousands Flock to Korca for Christmas Celebrations

TIRANA, December 26 There is no better time to visit Korca than during the end of year festivities. Thousands of visitors celebrated Christmas in Korca. This city is Albania’s top destination during the Christmas time as Albanians from all over the country and beyond its...

Albania, Europe’s Hidden Gem, Discover Why

Albania, Europe’s Hidden Gem, Discover Why

TIRANA, December 21 Traveler and photographer Paul Lojszczyk has recently published a little video about his seven-day trip across Albania, from the northern Alps to the southern Riviera. “Albania had everything – intimidating mountains in the North in places such as Valbona and Theth, stunning...