Visiting Butrint National Park in Albania: UNESCO World Heritage Site; Brigitte & Jake; Nothing Familiar

Butrint National Park in Southern Albania will transport you back in time as you explore this UNESCO site and the surrounding lake.

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The Best Places to Visit in Albania; Catherine; CheeseWeb

From lively cities to National Parks to the stunning beaches of the Albanian Riviera, we share the best places to visit in Albania and the very best things to do in Albania.

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How to spend a mystifying week in Albania; Thomas Hussey; Matador Network

Ethereal mountains, deep caves, and empty beaches.

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Albania’s latest tourism campaign has raised a few eyebrows; Sasha Brady; Lonely Planet

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Tourism beyond the beaches in Albania; Clare Nuttall; Intellinews

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In Albania, age-old traditions and Mediterranean beaches on the cheap; Mary Winston Nicklin; NY Times

One tiny country offers epic road trips, high mountain passes and the Ionian coastline.

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Chainsaw Gangs: The Plunder Of Albania’s Ancient Forests – Analysis; Arlis Alikaj; Eurasia Review

Rampant illegal logging in Albania’s biggest national park is ravaging primeval woodland protected by UNESCO, a BIRN investigation reveals. By Arlis Alikaj The driver shunted the Soviet-made truck …

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Ten countries that deserve more travelers, according to National Geographic; Aye Duran; Positive Outlooks

It is never too late to embark on an adventure and explore places you have never been before. If you are looking for a place to satisfy your wanderlust, National Geographic got you covered. The…

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Steeped in history but crumbling, Albania’s ‘slanted city’; BRISEIDA MEMA & NICOLAS GAUDICHET; AFP

The Lolomani dwelling, formerly the home of the Ottoman period family of that name, was once an impressive sight in the mountainside town of Gjirokastra in southern Albania.

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Albania offers visa-free entry to attract GCC tourists; Arab News

Albania – Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra
  • Albania has a rich historical and cultural heritage recognized as part of the world’s cultural heritage that warrants special protection
  • Hospitality is an old Albanian tradition and foreigners are always treated with special respect

JEDDAH: Its natural beauty, geographical position and enjoyable Mediterranean climate make Albania an attractive European destination the whole year around.

These factors increased the number of foreign tourists visiting the country in 2017 to more than 5.2 million.

Recently, Albanian tourism has grown, resulting in the offer of travel packages that allow its most precious traits to shine, such as “sun and sea tourism,” “history and culture tourism,” “mountain tourism,” and other growing fields.

According to Albanian Ambassador Sami Shiba, “The citizens of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar can enter Albania without a visa from April 1 to Oct. 31, 2018.”

Albania has a considerable coastline, 450 km long, which extends along the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea, where within minutes tourists can experience the mountain climate of Llogara and the warmth of the coast of Dhermi.  Besides the beaches, the Adriatic coast is rich with lagoons and natural ecosystems.

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