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Winter vacation in Albanian National Parks
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Winter vacation in Albanian National Parks

Tirane, Albania / February 23, 2016 A list of some of Albania’s national parks that you can visit during winter. Valbona Valley Valbona Valley is part of the Valbona National Park, situated in the north of Albania, in Tropoja city. The valley has a typical mountainous climate where temperatures in summer months stay below 28...

A short guide to the Albanian Riviera
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A short guide to the Albanian Riviera

Tirane, Albania / February 19, 2016 Here we have listed the MUST VISIT coastal cities in southern Albania, suggested by a foreign tourist. Saranda Saranda (Sarandë) is the main city along the Albanian Riviera, though with around 30,000 inhabitants it’s not exactly huge. While this is probably the main destination for tourists on the Riviera,...

Tirana, a cheap and fascinating city for backpackers
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Tirana, a cheap and fascinating city for backpackers

The Best Travel Places blog has included Tirana city in the list of “5 unpopular, cheap and fascinating European cities for backpackers”   Photo: Arton Krasniqi Albania’s capital is notoriously overlooked by visitors. It’s understandable in a way, because Albanian nature is awe-inspiring and many prefer to explore the coast and mountains rather than cities. Nevertheless, Tirana’s...

Velipoja Beach and its Curative Sand
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Velipoja Beach and its Curative Sand

Tirane, Albania / February 16, 2016, updated April 2019 Velipoja (Velipoje) is a commune located in the Shkoder county in the northwestern part of Albania, famous for its beaches and for the quality of its curative sand. This small municipality which covers the area of 72.4 square km borders in the northwest with Montenegro along...

The most visited lakes in northern Albania
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The most visited lakes in northern Albania

Tirane, Albania / February 16, 2016 These are the most visited lakes in northern Albania Shiroka lake Shiroka lake is located not far from the city is the Shkodra Lake. It is the biggest in the Balkan Peninsula and divides the city from Montenegro. Among the lake, lies the beach of Shiroka and Zogaj which are...

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A mountain walking trip “Around the peaks of the Balkans”

Tirane, Albania  / February 15, 2016 Landscapes, route and spirit of cooperation to each member of the  group were the reason that this trip was so beautiful and successful. I was captivated by the beauty of these mountains during this pilgrimage, from the friendly behavior and generosity of the people through all the places we...

Winter sports in Shishtavec village
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Winter sports in Shishtavec village

Tirane, Albania / February 15, 2016 A group of climbers and tour guides from “Klubi Discover Albania” tour company visited and practiced winter sports in Shishtavec village, in Kukes area. The area has high potential for the development of winter sports, mainly skiing but it lacks investments in resorts and professional ski centers. Shishtavec is...

Rozafa Castle, the most visited tourist site in Shkodra city
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Rozafa Castle, the most visited tourist site in Shkodra city

Tirane, Albania / February 11, 2016 One of the most attractive objects to visit in Shkodra city is Rozafa castle, part of the arch. The history of the castle begins in the ancient times of the Illyrians. An especially gripping legend explains its origins. A woman was sacrificed that the castle could be erected. The...

The requests of tour operators for the government
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The requests of tour operators for the government

Tirana, February 10, 2016 Tour operators require more investments and funds from the government for the promotion of Albania’s tourism potential. In a meeting with the head of the National Tourism Agency, Ardit Collaku, representatives of private tour companies claimed that the government should increase funds for the promotion of Albania as a tourism destination,...

6 tourist spots to visit in Albania / an itinerary
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6 tourist spots to visit in Albania / an itinerary

Tirane, Albania / February 10, 2016 Situated at the crossroads of Europe and overrun by empires until just decades ago, Albania has much to offer as part of its proud heritage. Access to Western tourists as well as business and investment has never been more open and more adventurous travelers are finding Albania a land...