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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...

Kir River Valley, a Must-See Destination in Shkodra
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Kir River Valley, a Must-See Destination in Shkodra

TIRANA, November 20 When summer is over, little-known towns and villages become the perfect destination for those who want to escape from big cities. Usually, the types of visitors that go to those places are people somehow related to the destination or adventure seekers exploring the unknown. Given the geographic size of Albania, such places...

Northern Albania Hardest Hit by COVID-19’s Impact on Tourism
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Northern Albania Hardest Hit by COVID-19’s Impact on Tourism

TIRANA, November 19 As tour operators and accommodation facilities already counted their losses for 2020, the Institute of Statistics confirms their gloomy assessment for the third quarter (Q3). July-September coincides with the peak tourist season in Albania and also with the easing of lockdown measures. Despite that, and even though holders of Albanian passports couldn’t...

Albania’s Best Fall Hiking Trails in Times of COVID-19
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Albania’s Best Fall Hiking Trails in Times of COVID-19

TIRANA, October 27 Solitary, challenging, and refreshing. Is there anything better than walking the trails covered in golden leaves and chestnuts in autumn? Getting a healthy dose of fresh air is a must especially in times of coronavirus. The temperature is pleasant, hiking is not as demanding as in the hot summer months while keeping...

Discover Boga Glacial Valley
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Discover Boga Glacial Valley

TIRANA, August 27 Northern Albania is packed with dramatic mountain ranges and stunning valleys with rivers and lakes. Some 142 km away from capital city Tirana, on the Way to Thethi National Park, visitors travel through the u-shaped glacial valley of Boga, 700 meters above the sea level. The Valley is named after the alpine...

Albania Sees 67% Drop in International Arrivals in July
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Albania Sees 67% Drop in International Arrivals in July

TIRANA, August 25 Albania hosted 387,000 international visitors as of the end of July, down from 1.1 million in the same period last year, the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) confirmed on Monday. The data show that the numbers decreased by 67.1 percent due to travel restriction and quarantine requirements in place because of the COVID-19...

Medical Tourism, Finding the Fountain of Youth in Albania
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Medical Tourism, Finding the Fountain of Youth in Albania

TIRANA, August 13 General healthcare and aesthetic medicine in Albania are like night and day, particularly during a world pandemic. With a highly favorable location and affordable prices, Albania makes a great European option for health tourism compared to distant destinations like Thailand, Dubai, Brazil, or Mexico. Not to forget the fact that overseas countries...

Gjirokastra Celebrates 15 Years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Gjirokastra Celebrates 15 Years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

TIRANA, July 14 This year the museum city of Gjirokastra is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List. With its inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List during the 29th session of the World Heritage Committee, the old town of Gjirokastra and its historic center joined the list of...