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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...

Carla Bruni Bringing Her ‘French Touch’ in Butrint
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Carla Bruni Bringing Her ‘French Touch’ in Butrint

TIRANA, June 7 Carla Bruni, the famous singer and the wife of the former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy will come for the first time in Albania with a concert promoting her fifth album ‘French Touch’. The French-Italian model-turned-singer has chosen June 21, a day coinciding with the World Music Day (in French: Fête de la...

Gjirokastra Castle Expects Record Number of Visitors this Season
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Gjirokastra Castle Expects Record Number of Visitors this Season

TIRANA, June 11 The Castle of Gjirokastra remains one of the most special tourist attraction in Albania. Over 10,000 tourist, Albanian and international visited the castle during January – May 2018. The number of visitors doubled compared to the same period of the previous year when the castle welcomed 4,700 visitors. “Gjirokastra, in the Drinos...

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...

Poor Waste Management, a Public Concern in Berat
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Poor Waste Management, a Public Concern in Berat

TIRANA, October 9 The city of Berat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the most visited destinations in Albania suffers poor waste management. So far in 2017, over 60,000 tourists have visited the city. This means that the number of visitors increased by 35 percent compared to the previous year. Based on the...

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...

Increased Number of Visitors to Butrint Raises New Challenges
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Increased Number of Visitors to Butrint Raises New Challenges

TIRANA, August 22 So far, Butrint National Park, the main tourist attraction in Southern Albania and at the same time one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage sites in the country, has been visited by a huge number of Albanian and international tourists. This park welcomes visitors all year-round, but their number increases significantly...