Category: Tourism

Albanian Alps Tourist’s Center Opens in Valbona

Albanian Alps Tourist’s Center Opens in Valbona

TIRANA, August 16 All the visitors and tourists that will travel to the Albanian Alps and to Valbona Valley may find all the necessary information on the area, the activities and the most interesting sites to visit in the newly opened info center. The office...

Long-Distance High Scardus Hiking Trail Inaugurated

Long-Distance High Scardus Hiking Trail Inaugurated

TIRANA, August 13 From the mountain peaks of Shari to the Coast of Prespa Lake, avid hikers have now the chance to walk a new hiking route that spans for over 495 km. Adventure-seekers that want to explore the Balkans while walking long, long ways...

Impressive Works of Religious Art in Albania

Impressive Works of Religious Art in Albania

TIRANA, August 9 Well-preserved religious art seems to have an eternal power that uplifts the mind to the spiritual. While millions of tourists visit every year the Sistine Chapel in Italy, Albania on the other coast of the Adriatic Sea still preserves a rich heritage...

Traditional Crafts Important for Local Economic Development

Traditional Crafts Important for Local Economic Development

TIRANA, August 9 Traditional craftsmanship, food, and items offer wide opportunities for employment and economic empowerment in the tourism industry. The Artisans Fair, one of the local festivals held during the tourist season, was organized in Velipoja area, northwestern Albania. Handmade products, bio food, wine...

Albanian Museums and Sites to Set New Attendance Record in 2018

Albanian Museums and Sites to Set New Attendance Record in 2018

TIRANA, August 3 Official data from INSTAT confirm that the number of visitors in Albanian museums and castles increased by 73 percent during the second quarter of 2018 compared to the same period of the previous year. The monuments of culture and the archeological parks...

Air and Marine Connectivity for Saranda in the Future

Air and Marine Connectivity for Saranda in the Future

TIRANA, August 1 Improved connectivity and air connectivity are the plans for the future of the tourism sector in the southern city of Saranda, one of the top destinations in Albania. Minister of Infrastructure and Energy Damian Gjiknuri said during a visit to newly opened...

Best Camping Experience in Albania

Best Camping Experience in Albania

‘How many things I have no need of”. These are Socrates’ words that we repeat anytime we pack for our vacations.  But if you are a person with small needs looking for adventure and an authentic experience in Albania, camping is the best option for...

List of 16 Priority Development Tourism Areas Unveiled

List of 16 Priority Development Tourism Areas Unveiled

TIRANA, July 20 Sixteen areas throughout Albania have now the status of priority development tourism zones. The Ministry of Tourism and Environment unveiled on Friday the 16 priority tourism areas in a roundtable of investors, representatives of state agencies, mayors, tour operators and tour agencies....

Za Fest Revives Legends with Music and Poetry in Theth

Za Fest Revives Legends with Music and Poetry in Theth

TIRANA, July 19 The second edition of Za Fest returns to the rugged peaks of the Accursed Mountains in Theth on 20-21-22 July to dust off old legends and old stories. Folktales, music, hiking, local food culture, poetry, movie screenings, and yoga, are the highlights...

How to Spend One Day in Kruja

How to Spend One Day in Kruja

TIRANA, July 10 If you’re visiting Albania during this year, you should know that 2018 is the Nationwide Year of Skanderbeg. Albanian institutions and citizens all over the country observe the 550th death anniversary of National Hero Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu. The name and life of...