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Cultural Heritage Sites Damaged in Earthquake
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Cultural Heritage Sites Damaged in Earthquake

TIRANA, December 4 The tower at the historic Kruja Castle, one of the country’s most important castles and a major tourist attraction was damaged by the earthquake of Nov 26th. Other national landmarks damaged by the earthquake are the Clock Tower at Preza Castle and the ancient walls in Durres. Besides the bell tower at...

Albania Earthquake: How to Help the Victims 
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Albania Earthquake: How to Help the Victims 

TIRANA, November 27   In the light of the emergency state in the region of Durres and Tirana, Albanian and international citizens, the business community, the Albanian Diaspora, and foreign governments are showing their support and helping out the victims with assistance, disaster relief funds, and supplies. Citizens affected by the earthquake are currently sheltered in...

Durres and Tirana under State of Emergency
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Durres and Tirana under State of Emergency

TIRANA, November 27 Rescue crews from Albania, Kosovo, Italy, Greece, Romania, France, and Israel are continuing to search for survivors in Durres and Thumana, one day after the 6.4 magnitude earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks devastated buildings and killed 26 people (Wednesday morning). About 24 hours from the strongest earthquake of Tuesday morning, the Albanian...

Historical and Cultural Monuments to Visit While in Durres
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Historical and Cultural Monuments to Visit While in Durres

TIRANA, AUGUST 30 The currently third most populous city in Albania, after the capital, Tirana and Fier, Durres is located in western-central Albania. Since its establishment around 7th century BC, Durres has witnessed the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires gone by and has been one of the most important cities of Albania throughout the centuries...

Best Beaches for Kids and Families in Albania
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Best Beaches for Kids and Families in Albania

TIRANA, June 17 Are you excited about your family vacation at the beach this summer? Don’t allow the challenges of holiday planning to hit your pre-trip happiness. Despite the excitement of planning a family trip or summer holidays to a beach destination, challenges appear when you try to find activities for the entire family. It...

Albania through the Eyes of Edward Lear
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Albania through the Eyes of Edward Lear

TIRANA, January 29 ‘Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania &c’ is one of the most notable illustrated travel books by English painter, writer, and poet Edward Lear. He was a passionate painter and started drawing at the age of 16. Thus, he became the leading natural artists in Britain at the time with a...

Kosovo’s Customs in Durres and Porto Romano to become Operational in January
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Kosovo’s Customs in Durres and Porto Romano to become Operational in January

TIRANA, December 7 Starting January 1st, 2019 Kosovo will have its own customs offices in the seaports of Durres and Porto Romano. Kosovan companies will have the opportunity to speed up customs clearance and to pass all goods imported through the procedure of customs for proper examination, appraisal, evaluation, and assessment through in the above-mentioned...

Foreigners Buying more Homes in the Albanian Coastline
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Foreigners Buying more Homes in the Albanian Coastline

TIRANA, October 8 With 476 km of coastline from the Adriatic to the Ionian seas and more than 310 days of sunshine a year, Albania is luring foreign property buyers. Currently, they are considered to be the main participants that keep the housing market moving. Most of the buyers are from countries of the Balkan...

Tourism and Investment Opportunities in Lalzi Area
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Tourism and Investment Opportunities in Lalzi Area

TIRANA, August 15 Tourism may be a major source of revenue in rural and remote areas that offer an authentic experience as more and more international tourists seek a glimpse of the real Albania. One of these areas is the local unit of Ishmi, part of Durresi Region. The Albanian Development Fund (ADF) recently confirmed...

Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Shakes Albania
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Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Shakes Albania

TIRANA, July 4 A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck Lalzit Bay at 11:02 am on Wednesday causing people to flee buildings and offices in Durres and Tirana areas. A 4 magnitude aftershock with the epicenter in the Adriatic Sea followed. So far, only material damages have been reported. Durresi Prefect Roland Nasto said that that the...