Tag: AL – Butrint

In Rush to Profit, Albania Puts Protected Coastal Areas as Risk; Blerina Gjoka; Balkan Insight

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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.

Source: In Rush to Profit, Albania Puts Protected Coastal Areas as Risk

Exit Explains: The Concession Agreement for the Management of Butrint National Park; Exit – Explaining Albania

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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.

Source: Exit Explains: The Concession Agreement for the Management of Butrint National Park – Exit – Explaining Albania

A cheap vacation in the Riviera? Try Albania; Davia A Andelman; USA Today

Albania – Butrint

SARANDA, Albania — Nestled in the remote eastern corner of the Adriatic, where it joins the Ionian Sea, is a 125-mile stretch of beachfront real estate unlike most others in the world. This little-known edge of Europe is called the Albanian Riviera. It differs sharply from its counterparts, the French and Italian Rivieras, by its cost — a week there could give you barely a few hours in its snazzier, snootier namesakes.

Certainly there are other vacation beach fronts along the brilliant blue waters of the Adriatic: the increasingly popular Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, for example. But few visitors uncover the beauty and simplicity of Albania, which at one time was Europe’s most thuggish communist gulag but is now America’s most slavishly devoted ally on the continent.

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