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Impressions of Albania from a First-time Visitor
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Impressions of Albania from a First-time Visitor

This is not an original article by Invest in Albania. It was written by  Karen Rubin, goingplacesfarandnear.com and published by the Huffington Post with the title ‘Come to Albania Now to See Emergence of a Young Country – Best Way to Experience Albania is on Bike Tour‘. Karen Rubin is an eclectic travel writer who has...

Albanian Monuments and Sites Saw a 17.5% Increase in Visitors in2016
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Albanian Monuments and Sites Saw a 17.5% Increase in Visitors in2016

TIRANA, April 19 The number of visitors to museums, parks, and monuments of culture increased by 17.5 percent during 2016. Meanwhile, revenues from those tourists increased by 19 percent. Albania has three sites inscribed on the UNESCO list, Berat, Gjirokastra and Butrint and the Albanian part of Ohrid Lake listed as a tentative. This was...

File for Ohrid Lake Inscription on UNESCO Ready by mid-2017
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File for Ohrid Lake Inscription on UNESCO Ready by mid-2017

TIRANA, March 31 Albania must submit the UNESCO nomination file for Ohrid Lake by mid-2017. Currently, the Ministry of Culture launched the procedure on contracting a consultant that will prepare and draft the nomination file for a possible modification of the border of the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region. Therefore it will...

Ohrid Lake in Wintertime in Six Stunning  Photos
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Ohrid Lake in Wintertime in Six Stunning Photos

TIRANA, February 17 Nature has been very generous to give the city of Pogradec the beautiful Ohrid Lake. The colours of the lake are striking no matter what the season is. The coast of the lake has always attracted artists, poets, painters and photographers. One of them is Ardian Fezollari, a state police member, who...

UNESCO Gave $185,000 to Albanian Sites during Last Four Years
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UNESCO Gave $185,000 to Albanian Sites during Last Four Years

TIRANA, January 18 Even though the financial crisis that started in 2008 reduced funds allocated by various programs including UNESCO, Albania benefited from the program during the 2012-2016 period. Some $185,000 from the main fund were allocated. Meanwhile, UNESCO documents say that funds from other sources were allocated thus resulting in a total amount of...

The Wine Barrel Festival Kicks Off in Pogradec
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The Wine Barrel Festival Kicks Off in Pogradec

TIRANA, December 16 If you want to get drunk on wine and beauty on these cold winter days go to Pogradec. This beautiful city is welcoming the end of year festivities with a special wine festival. This event will make the city more attracting for the weekend visitors that go in huge numbers to enjoy...

Albania Prepares New Site for UNESCO World Heritage Listing
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Albania Prepares New Site for UNESCO World Heritage Listing

TIRANA, September 2016 Albania is lobbying for listing its Coast of Ohrid Lake as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The proposal will be completed within January 2017 in order to be officially submitted in March. Based on the data collected by Albanian and international institutions, the site proposed is going to include the coast of...

Ohrid lake waves turn into frozen ice in Pograced city
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Ohrid lake waves turn into frozen ice in Pograced city

Low record temperatures under -14 degrees registered in Pogradec city in the last days of December have frozen the waves of the Ohrid Lake while encountering land or rocks, along the shore. The spectacular view has attracted many visitors which had never seen such natural occurrence. Even the locals said this phenomenon didn’t happen since...