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Kruja’s Youth ‘Wears’ the European Flag
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Kruja’s Youth ‘Wears’ the European Flag

TIRANA, May 14 In honor of the European Week, the Integration Unit in the city hall of Kruja, organized a series of activities titled “The youth, culture, and history- the passport of Albania to EU”. These activities were scheduled to be an awareness campaign, where the Skanderbeg Square ‘worn’ the symbols of the EU flag,...

Kruja’s Bazaar, 6 Old Stores Reopened for the Public
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Kruja’s Bazaar, 6 Old Stores Reopened for the Public

TIRANE, April 26 The Bazaar of Kruja, situated on the two sides of the street paved with cobblestones that takes you to the fortress, is an ensemble that holds indisputable historic and architectonic values. The Institute of Monuments of Culture claims that “in this bazaar have finished already the renovations and the internal furnishing of...

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...

Take a Virtual 360 Degree Tour to Kruja
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Take a Virtual 360 Degree Tour to Kruja

The historical city of Kruja is situated about 35 km away from Tirana capital. It is a center enters of cultural and historic heritage. Located at an altitude of 608 meters above the sea level, Kruja is also called the “white city” since from the city you can see the Adriatic seashore. Known as the...

Awesome Things to Do Out of Tirana this Weekend
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Awesome Things to Do Out of Tirana this Weekend

TIRANA, September 21 If you haven’t already planned your weekend, this list of events out of the capital city can help you take a short trip to the other side of Dajti Mountain and observe the Tomato Festival in Shengjergji Village. You can take a longer trip to the southern highlands of Kurveleshi in Nivica...

How to Spend One Day in Kruja
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How to Spend One Day in Kruja

TIRANA, July 10 If you’re visiting Albania during this year, you should know that 2018 is the Nationwide Year of Skanderbeg. Albanian institutions and citizens all over the country observe the 550th death anniversary of National Hero Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu. The name and life of the most prominent personality in the Albanian history are strongly...

Things You Can Only Buy in Albania
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Things You Can Only Buy in Albania

TIRANA, February 28 Albania is a fast-emerging tourist destination. It is home to ancient sites, beautiful beaches, natural settings and old traditions. All these elements are often included in handmade souvenirs that you can buy only in the old bazaars or gift shops. While most of the souvenirs are standard tourist kitsch, such as lighters,...

Spiritual Albania, Top Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss
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Spiritual Albania, Top Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss

TIRANA, February 20 From mountain top shrines to secluded monasteries, spiritual sites are places where pilgrims seek miracles while travelers see wonders. Spiritual Albania is rich in traditions, sacred places, and pilgrimage sites. Those places are at the same time great tourist attractions due to their historic and cultural values. You can visit these popular...

7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Albania
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7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Albania

By Lottie Gross This is not an original article by Invest in Albania. The original article can be found here. Albania often doesn’t get the kudos it deserves. The country still suffers from the echoes of its Communist past: few people travelled in or out for decades during Enver Hoxha’s dictatorial rule, and as travel...

Medical and Religious Tourism on the Rise and Competition as Well
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Medical and Religious Tourism on the Rise and Competition as Well

TIRANA, October 21 The economic impact of medical and religious health tourism in Albania seems to increase as the country is turning into a highly sought-after destination by visitors that travel for these reasons. Given that Albania features a combination of different cultures such as, roman, byzantine, ottoman, the number of international tourists that have...