The best things to do in Albania, including what to do on a city break to Tirana and must-see locations such as Berat, Gjirokaster and the Albanian Alps.
Boasting a number of UNESCO protected sites, Albania is home to a wealth of cultural hotspots to entice the interest of every traveller.
Environmentalists and archaeologists are alarmed at the readiness of Albania’s government to set aside protected status for parts of the country’s coast in the interests of private investors set on building tourist villas and hotels.
Exit Explains: The Concession Agreement for the Management of Butrint National Park; Exit – Explaining Albania
After previously keeping the plan under wraps, citing economic confidentiality, the Albanian government has published the full business plan of the management of the Butrint National Park in the south of the country, as a foundation. Butrint is one of Albania’s most important archaeological sites and features an immense wealth of cultural, historical, and natural values and is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Park.
Secrecy Surrounds Albanian Plan to Lease Butrint World Heritage Site; Gjergj Erebera; Balkan Insight
A law that plans to transfer management of Albania’s most important archaeological site to a foundation – and which keeps the financial side of the deal secret – has drawn fierce criticism in the country.
Albania: This secretly built Cold War era tunnel is a major tourist spot now; Riya Baibhawi; Republic World
A covert tunnel, constructed during the cold war era in Albania has now turned into a major tourist hub. The 1,500-meter long tunnel was built in the year 1960s
From iconic Lake Ohrid and Lake Shkoder to Lake Butrint and the two Prespa Lakes, the lakes of Albania are gorgeous tourist destinations.
Gjiokaster, Albania is one of the most beautiful towns in the Balkans. Here you will read about things to do in Gjirokaster, why visit Gjirokaster and more!
12 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Add to Your Bucket List for 2019; Noemi De La Torre; SmarterTravel
Here are 10 newly-inducted World Heritage sites to add to your bucket list this year.
Don’t go to Gjirokaster. You’ve never heard of it anyway, and who would want to give up a couple of weeks of their precious annual leave on a mountainous city in Albania? It’s impossible to get to, anyway – the only nonstop UK flights go from London to Tirana, and Tirana to Gjirokaster is a four-hour drive at best and a 12-hour drive at worst, using an unreliable public transport system and often impassable roads.
Looking for beaches, history, and things to do in Albania? Tourism is taking off and there’s some facts about Albania to know before you go!
Berat is more than just a UNESCO site! With its castle, food, traditional architecture, and close proximity to Ohrid, Berat Albania will blow you away!
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.
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 …
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…
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.