By Christine Blau This past week, UNESCO updated their eclectic list of the world’s most fascinating places. Countries campaign hard to get their treasured wilderness reserves, archeological ruins, and historic sites recognized by the esteemed program. After much deliberation, the organization decides each year on new sites worthy of World Heritage status to add to […]

                            If you ever wanted to stop the time and go back in the history now there’s the chance to do it. Smart Travel, an Amazon.com project, writes that the Old Europe is still alive and is perfectly impersonated in 10 tourist […]

Created by Brana Vladisavljevic May 3, 2016 at 4:49 pm Birdwatching tours in the wetland areas of Albania’s Adriatic coast are becoming this country’s new tourist attraction. Over the last couple of years, since the government’s ban on hunting was introduced in 2014, wildlife numbers have improved and tour operators have started offering guided itineraries […]

  Kotor – Tirana  Price: 140 Euro Budva – Tirana  Price: 130 Euro Podgorica – Tirana  Price: 120 Euro Prishtina – Tirana  Price: 130 Euro Prizeren – Tirana  Price: 100 Euro Shkup – Tirana  Price: 180 Euro Ohrid – Tirana  Price: 140 Euro Ioannina – Tirana  Price: 200 Euro   Tirana – Kotor  Price: 140 […]

Bird-watching and wildlife tours in Adriatic Sea lagoons have drawn international tourist attention after a government ban on hunting. Fatjona Mejdini BIRN The Albanian government has recently repurposed Karavasta Lagoon in Divjake National park. The largest lagoon in Albania, Karavasta was until recently closed to the general public. Situated about 90km south of Tirana on […]

Sarah Drury Seferis’s line about his native Greece, ‘Our country is a closed in place, all mountains’, haunted my mind as I traversed Albania. I had gone in the hope that Albania now would be like the southern Europe of my student days. The news in brief is: it is, and it isn’t. First impressions of […]

Albania offers many places for hiking the most spectacular landscapes being those of the national parks. One of the most impressive mountain national parks is the 4000 hectare Tomorri National Park, established south of the Shkumbin River in the Tomorr Range just east of the beautiful museum-city of Berat, and overlooking the city of Polican. Other […]

It’s got beaches with clear blue waters that shimmer with the best of the Mediterranean; there are enough mountains and rivers for endless days of hiking and rafting; and to the south sit UNESCO World Heritage sites and castles that have seen the rise and fall of great empires like the Byzantine and Ottoman. But […]