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Balkan Film and Food Festival Kicks off in Pogradec
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Balkan Film and Food Festival Kicks off in Pogradec

TIRANA, September 14 The tenth edition of the Balkan Film and Food Festival, an event that celebrates the Balkan culture and history through cinema, has started in Pogradec, eastern Albania. Around 50 movies, shorts, documentaries, animations, and long features, from ten Balkan Countries, will be screened for the public at the Open Air Cinema of...

Lyhnidas Boat Tests new Ohrid Lake Tour Service
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Lyhnidas Boat Tests new Ohrid Lake Tour Service

TIRANA, January 9 Named after the ancient name of Ohrid Lake, Lyhnidas ferry that will serve Pogradec – Lin – Tushemisht – Ohrid Town- Struga was launched on Wednesday on the lake. The ferry has a capacity of 150 people and it’s the first one that will operate tour services from Pogradec to North Macedonia....

Over 1.5 million Koran Fingerlings Stocked into Ohrid Lake
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Over 1.5 million Koran Fingerlings Stocked into Ohrid Lake

TIRANA, October 2 Starting next year, Lin village in Pogradec will celebrate the Koran Festival. It is expected to be a multi-day festival dedicated to the Ohrid Trout or Koran in Albanian. The event is going to take place during the week when Koran fingerlings will be stocked into the lake. So far in 2019,...

Albanian Part of Ohrid Lake Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List
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Albanian Part of Ohrid Lake Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

TIRANA, June 5 Great news for our natural and cultural heritage! The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Baku announced that the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Lake (extension of “Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region”, North Macedonia), in Albania, has just been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List! Albania submitted in...

Sustainable Tourism Opportunities in Lake Ohrid Region
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Sustainable Tourism Opportunities in Lake Ohrid Region

This is not an original post by Invest in Albania. The original article was featured by Our Lake Ohrid Lake Ohrid region is home to nearly 160,000 people, with more than 52,000 residing in Albania. Every year, approximately 300,000 visitors explore the region’s natural and cultural heritage. While in Macedonian side of the lake, summer...

Winning Photos of Colours of Albania 2018
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Winning Photos of Colours of Albania 2018

TIRANA, October 9 Over 35,000 photos competed for the fourth edition of Colours of Albania, a competition that was finalized at the Premises of Rozafa Castle in Shkodra. Anyone who took a photo in Albania could participate in the Instagram competition simply by using #coloursofalbania2018. The five winning photos, besides the besides the beauty of...

The Best Korca Bike Tours
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The Best Korca Bike Tours

TIRANA, September 7 If you are a fan of cycling holidays and always looking for new trails to explore, Korca is one of the best options for you. Korca is an important urban center of education, art, and history that at the same time offers fast access to amazing natural settings, lakes, mountains, and historic...

Ohrid Lake on Way to UNESCO Listing as World Heritage
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Ohrid Lake on Way to UNESCO Listing as World Heritage

TIRANA, February 2 Albania submitted on Thursday the nomination dossier for the inclusion of the Natural and Cultural Heritage of Ohrid Lake region in UNESCO World Heritage List. Minister of Tourism and Environment Blendi Klosi confirmed through a Facebook post that the file is waiting for the approval of World Heritage Committee. He highlighted that...

New Hiking Trails Marked in Ohrid Lake Region
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New Hiking Trails Marked in Ohrid Lake Region

TIRANA, October 18 Ohrid Lake and the surrounding areas are known for the diverse landscapes and immense natural beauty perfect for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The project on the region of Ohrid Lake is currently working together with partners, the local communities and other stakeholders for promoting the area and increasing accessibility. Lake Ohrid...

Cultural Tourism on the Rise in Albania
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Cultural Tourism on the Rise in Albania

TIRANA, October 5 Cultural and heritage tourism plays an important role in the development of tourism industry in Albania. According to official data, the number of visitors to monuments of culture, castles, museums, archeological parks, and other sites in 2016 increased by 17.5 percent compared to 2015. Meanwhile, the data for 2017 will be available...