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Young Wildlife Activist Engage with AOS for Bird Conservation
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Young Wildlife Activist Engage with AOS for Bird Conservation

TIRANA, August 4 The love for wildlife preservation and outdoor pursuits helped involve the first youth conservation network in Albania in a new mission for the conservation of birds and their habitats in the Drino River Valley, Gjirokastra area. Their goal is to monitor, map, and make a risk assessment of power lines in breeding...

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...

Tourists to Get Free Entry to Museums in Gjirokastra
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Tourists to Get Free Entry to Museums in Gjirokastra

TIRANA, May 14 As Albania lifts restrictions museums, art galleries, and archeological parks are set to reopen for the public on May 18, International Museum Day. So far in 2020 tourism is one of the worst-hit sectors in Albania. According to the data provided by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), the number of visitors to...

Albania Begins to Ease COVID Lockdown Measures
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Albania Begins to Ease COVID Lockdown Measures

TIRANA, April 27 Starting Monday, Albania begins a phased and careful ease of lockdown measures. Hence, citizens will have more time for grocery shopping as the limit increased from 90 minutes to two hours. Every citizen that leaves home for shopping must have a permit that can be obtained at e-Albania or with a text...

E. Celebi Describes Gjirokastra Hygiene against the Plague
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E. Celebi Describes Gjirokastra Hygiene against the Plague

TIRANA, April 15 In the times of coronavirus, good hygiene and social distancing save lives. Albanians tend to have an obsession with sanitation and cleanliness. Even Ottoman Turkish writer Evliya Celebi, who travelled through southern Albania in 1670, marveled at the urban and household hygiene in the city of Gjirokastra in cases of plague. This...

Ismail Kadare Wins ‘Pak Kyongi’ Prize for 2019
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Ismail Kadare Wins ‘Pak Kyongi’ Prize for 2019

TIRANA, 18 September Ismail Kadare, the well-known Albanian writer has won the award Pak Kyongni for 2019. In the official announcement made by Kim Uchang, chief of the selective committee, says that the works of Ismail Kadare cause the readers to ponder and feel strongly about their relationships with certain historic events. The ceremony where...

Museums Worth-Visiting in Gjirokastra
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Museums Worth-Visiting in Gjirokastra

TIRANA, 9 September Gjirokastra, in southern Albania, is an old city rich in culture, and history. It is mostly known as the city of cobbled-streets, castle or for its bazaar, but Gjirokastra has many museums too, worth-visiting. You could have a tour in the Museum of Weapons, where are displayed arms since the Age of...

Project on Sustainable Tourism in Southern Albania Goes to Next Phase
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Project on Sustainable Tourism in Southern Albania Goes to Next Phase

TIRANA, August 15 In the framework of the project ‘For the development of tourism and urban integration’ that is being applied, with the support from the World Bank, in four city halls of Berat, Permet, Saranda and Gjirokastra, has started the consultation between the experts for the improvement of tourist zones, in Zvernec, Vjosa-Narta Protected...

The Most Scenic Drives in Albania
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The Most Scenic Drives in Albania

  Who doesn’t love a good road or bike trip? Hitting the road in Albania is among the coolest things travelers can do. Albania has more than 20,000 km of roads that include motorways and dirt roads. Yet, for adventure seekers looking for nice sceneries, and the adrenaline factor, there are enough options worth the...

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...