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Explore the Eye of Shegan Natural Spring
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Explore the Eye of Shegan Natural Spring

TIRANA, February 19 In Albania, one can gaze or dive into a few blue eyes  When visiting Shkodra, guests and tourists get to see the beautiful lake, Buna and the Black Drin Rivers and take in the lovely waterscape and scenic sights of Malesia e Madhe area. The region has a huge historical, cultural, and...

Don’t Miss Shkodra Carnival Festival 2020
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Don’t Miss Shkodra Carnival Festival 2020

TIRANA, February 19 This weekend, 20-21-22 February, go experience the beautiful Shkodra carnival, one of the biggest winter festivals in Albania. Every year, visitors from Albanian cites and tourists join the citizens of Shkodra to enjoy a host of activities for all ages, including parades, music shows, masked parties, etc. The carnival of Shkodra dates...

Save the Date for Prespa Winter Festival
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Save the Date for Prespa Winter Festival

Tirana, February 13 Prespa Region is enjoyable all year round. As travel means something different to every single person in the world, the Prespa Region reserve is one of the places where the journey can acquire something more meaningful than just fun. The region is known for its spiritual healing and for the flair of...

Discover the Cultural Historic Heritage of Elbasan
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Discover the Cultural Historic Heritage of Elbasan

TIRANA, February 12 On the right bank of Shkumbini River, at the point where it meets the ancient Via Egnatia, the travelers will find the city of Elbasan, known in ancient times as Skampis. The name of Elbasan changed often during the centuries. The first documentation of the city’s name, Scampius and later Skampi, dates...

Albania on a Bike, from Tirana to Saranda
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Albania on a Bike, from Tirana to Saranda

TIRANA, February 7 The title says something, but the story of Malbec Pilgrim about his time in Albania last summer tells everything to people who love to explore the world on the bike. The Mission of Malbec is to entertain and inspire about traveling the world by bike, as it is the most optimal tool...

Inside Butrinti Unknown War Bunkers
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Inside Butrinti Unknown War Bunkers

TIRANA, January 31 Butrinti National Park is one of the few areas in Albania that was spared from uncontrolled constructions along the coast. Yet, it wasn’t spared by the communism bunkerization paranoia. Like any other hill, beach, village, it has its bunker compound tunneled into Sotira hills. Sotira hills are located on the northwestern part...

Museum, Castles & Archaeological Parks, What Were the Most Visited in 2019
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Museum, Castles & Archaeological Parks, What Were the Most Visited in 2019

TIRANA, January 31 Archeological parks were the most visited cultural travel destinations in Albania during 2019. Official data released by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirm that archeological parks won over museums and castles and other monuments of culture. All together, castles, museums, archeological parks, and monuments of cultures attracted 1,065,081 visitors or 6.7 percent...

Voskopoja Declared Historic Ensmble
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Voskopoja Declared Historic Ensmble

TIRANA, January 30 The small village of Voskopoja was declared Historic Ensemble based on a decision adopted by the Albanian Council of Ministers on Wednesday. Voskopoja is located between Gora and Opari, 20 km away from Korca. The village is surrounded by high hills covered in fern vegetation. The village is known for its healing...

Albania to Lure Foreign Pensioners with New Tax Regime
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Albania to Lure Foreign Pensioners with New Tax Regime

TIRANA, January 27 Albanian authorities plan to adopt an amendment to the tax regime for foreign pensioners. The goal is to attract all those retired foreigners, who are eying for sunny places and friendlier tax regimes. According to Top Channel, the draft initiated by the office of the Minister of State for Diaspora was submitted...

Medical Tourists Arrivals in Albania Double in 2019
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Medical Tourists Arrivals in Albania Double in 2019

TIRANA, January 24 Medical tourist arrivals in Albania doubled during 2019. Even though the official figure confirmed by the Institute of Statistics, (INSTAT) is modest, the growth seems promising. The number of international citizens who came to Albania for medical treatments during January-December 2019 was 658 or 138 percent more compared to 2018. Private-run hospitals...