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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...

Guide to Thermal Baths in Albania
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Guide to Thermal Baths in Albania

TIRANA, January 22 Albania is home to therapeutic landscapes where thermal baths and hot springs, known as llixha, meet with nature, history, and architecture. The country is relatively rich with low up to the middle enthalpy, with waters coming out as natural springs and wells. There are 12 natural springs and ten wells. Thermal tourism...

Maritime Museum and Diving Parks to Protect Underwater Heritage
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Maritime Museum and Diving Parks to Protect Underwater Heritage

TIRANA, January 22 An initiative launched by the Durres Port Authority aims at creating a national maritime museum and two underwater marine parks for scuba diving enthusiasts. According to the Port Authority, 11 ships sunk in Durres maritime area during WWI and WWII and a total of 60 shipwrecks are located along the Albanian coastline....

Best Winter Activities in Dibra
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Best Winter Activities in Dibra

TIRANA, January 21 With incredible winter scenery, a winter holiday in the Dibra region is always a good idea. Korab-Koritnik Nature Park creates a gorgeous and pleasant atmosphere that makes for a memorable experience. Inspiring reasons to visit Dibra this winter Great hotel deals Korab-Koritnik Nature Park is absolutely breathtaking The glacial lakes in Lura...

Albanian Alps, Instagram vs Reality
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Albanian Alps, Instagram vs Reality

TIRANA, January 20 The Albanian Alps will soon become the main competitor to the Adriatic and Ionian beaches, as a visit to the north is considered the top thing to do in Albania. The Albania Alps are so naturally gorgeous in every season of the year, the view is stunning, and every place is just...