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Rural Tourism and Sustainable Development in the Albanian Alps
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Rural Tourism and Sustainable Development in the Albanian Alps

TIRANA, January 23 Hundreds of thousands of Albanian and international tourists visited the Albanian Alps during 2018. The Albanian Alps also knowns as the Accursed Mountains consist of Thethi, Valbona, Kelmend, Nikaj-Merturi, and Shkreli parks. The entire region offers a combination of unspoiled nature, with stunning mountain peaks and well-preserved traditions and cultural heritage. Yet...

The Legend of Kelmendi Tribe
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The Legend of Kelmendi Tribe

The legend of the founding of the Kelmendi tribe in the mountains of northern Albania is preserved, in one version, by the German scholar Johann Georg von Hahn who heard it from a Father Gabriel in Shkodra in 1850. Translated from the German by Robert Elsie. Many years ago, there was a rich herdsman in the...

Kelmend, One of the Best Places to Travel in the Fall
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Kelmend, One of the Best Places to Travel in the Fall

TIRANA, September 20 Vermosh, known among Albanians as the northernmost point of the country, is still untouched by mass-tourism and human impact. Vermosh is part of Kelmend, a region that once was isolated because of its location deep in the Albanian Alps and because of the fact that it was a cross-border area. Nowadays, the...

Theth Village Proclaimed Historic Centre
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Theth Village Proclaimed Historic Centre

TIRANA, April 18 Theth village has been proclaimed a protected historic centre. The Ministry of Culture and the Institute of Monuments took the decision for the beautiful village in the Albanian Alps based on the criteria that it met. The historic centre includes the area with urban, architectural and historic values that provides evidence on...

Discover Selca Village in the Albanian Alps
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Discover Selca Village in the Albanian Alps

TIRANA, September 15 The Albanian Alps recognized as the Accursed Mountains among Albanians are attracting thousands of Albanian and international visitors and fans of adventure sports. They mostly visit Theth area or Valbona National Park, but those that travel farther go to Kelmend. The Valley of Kelmend is located among the mountain peaks. Like the...