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    Posted on Aug 7, 2016

    Some Incredibly Beautiful Places To Visit In Albania

    Albania, on Southeastern Europe’s Balkan Peninsula, is a small country with coastlines on the Adriatic and Ionian seas and an interior crossed by the Albanian Alps. Along its southern coast, the Albanian Riviera is known for its traditional Mediterranean villages, beach resorts and vibrant nightlife. With history stretching back to antiquity, Albania is also rich in castles and archaeological sites.

    1. Well preserved 13th-14th century Byzantine Zvërnec Monastery

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    Zvernec Monastery is the most important cultural monument in the area of Narta.

    2. The Beautiful Coastal Town of Lukove

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    Lukova is small coastal town 18 km from Sarande.

    3. Three Level Zigzag road at Llogara Pass

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    Llogara Pass is a high mountain pass on the Ceraunian Mountains connecting the Dukat Valley in the north with the coastal region of Himara on the southern side.

    4. The Historic Fortess of Shkoder, Rozafa Castle

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    Due to its strategic location, the hill has been settled since antiquity. It was an Illyrian stronghold until it was captured by the Romans in 167 BC.

    5. Valbonë Valley National Park

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    Valbona Valley National Park is also called the "Albanian miracle of Alps"

    6. Plazhi i Manastirit

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    Plazhi i Manastirit is located in the city of Sarandë.

    7. Gjiri i Gramës - Karaburun

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    A paradise on earth.

    8. Dhermi Beach - Vlora.

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    Dhermi is a village in Vlorë County, Albania. It is part of the municipality Himarë

    9. The Grand Park of Tirana

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    Tirana Big Park and Artificial Lake is located in Rruga Herman Gmeiner and is one of the main attractions of Tirana, the capital of Albania.

    10. Summer View of Himara, Vlore

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    Himara or Himarë is a bilingual region and municipality in southern Albania, part of Vlorë County. It lies between the Ceraunian Mountains and the Ionian Sea and is part of the Albanian Riviera.

    11. The Stunning Ksamil Village

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    Ksamil is a village and a former municipality in the riviera of Southern Albania, and part of Butrint National Park. At the 2015 local government reform it became a subdivision of the municipality Sarandë.

    12. Luma Beach, Lukove

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    The combination of the crystal blue Ionian Sea and the green natural surroundings make you feel like you’ve found a little piece of paradise.

    13. Fortress of Bashtovë

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    Historians date the building during the 15th century, as constructed by the Republic of Venice.

    14. Komani Lake Ferry, Koman - Fierzë

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    Lake Koman was formed when the rugged Drini valley was dammed in the early 1970s, allowing Albania to quickly develop its own industrial base and become an energy exporter. The huge lake behind the VauDejes dam contains some 320 million cubic meters of water, and stretches 30 km eastward to the town of Fierza, the location of a second dam which holds back another lake that goes all the way to Kukes near the Kosovo border.

    15. The Fierza Reservoir

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    The Fierza Reservoir is a reservoir in Albania and Kosovo. The Drin River and parts of the White Drin and Black Drin also runs through the reservoir. The size of the lake is 73 km², of which 2.46 km² belong to Kosovo.

    16. Folie Marine, Jal Beach

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    Jale is one of the poshest Albanian Ressort. It is situated in a nice cove just north of Himarae, on Albanian South coast.

    17. Lalzi Bay Village

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    Gjiri i Lalzit is a luxury beach on Albania's Adriatic coast. Offering residents and guests a range of first-class facilities including restaurants, bars, shops and leisure including a variety of water-sports, tennis and beach volleyball.

    18. Durrës, The Ancient Illyrian Capital City

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    Durrësi is the second largest city in Albania, the biggest port and the hub of the railroad system. It is one of the most ancient cities in Albania.

    19. Shkopet, Lumi Mat

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    The waters of the Mati river/Lake Shkopet flow through central Albania and are located just a 1:30 hour drive from Tirana.

    20. Gjiri i Shen Andreut, Karaburun

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    Gjiri i Shen Andreut is Albanias absolutely most beautiful beach and definitely one of Europes untouched paradise.

    21. The Seashore Of Vlora City

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    The main reason why Vlora attracts tourists is the beauty of its beaches. You can enjoy the beach near urban areas, to see and hear the vitality of this city.

    22. Theth National Park

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    There are only two ways to get there – a hellish 16 mile (25km) hike up a steep and unkempt road or in the passenger seat of an off-road vehicle driven by a crazy local.

    23. Blini Park, Shala River

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    Located in Shkoder City.

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    Amantia was an ancient Greek polis[1][2] in Epirus. It occupied an important defensive position above the Aoos river valley to the east, and on the road to the coast and the Bay of Aulon, in Vlorë County of the modern-day Albania.

    25. Monastery of Ravena, Gjirokaster

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    The monastery was built in 1600 by a man called ''Kristofor'' Eng:Christopher. This is confirmed by an inscription carved in stone above the western gate. It is located 300m above the village Goranxi .

    26. Skaloma Beget Bay

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    Location: Karaburun Peninsula, Vlore.

    27. Bay of Gramma

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    The coast around Gramma is very deep and mostly clear of rock. The entrance to Gramma Bay itself is like a little fjord and have some shallow on each side. Precede carefully, best in day lightandkeep in the middle.

    28. Gjirokastër town

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    Unesco Heritage: Gjirokastra was built by major landowners. Around the ancient 13th century citadel, the town has houses with turrets which are characteristic of the Balkans region. Gjirokastra contains several remarkable examples of houses of this type, which date from the 17th century, but also more elaborate examples dating from the early 19th century.

    29. Osumi Canyon, Skrapar

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    The Osum Gorge is a river gorge in southern Albania, near the town of Çorovodë. The river Osum, which passes through the town of Berat, flows through the canyon.

    30. The Blue Eye

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    The Blue Eye is a water spring and natural phenomenon occurring near Muzinë in Vlorë County, Albania. A popular tourist attraction, the clear blue water of the river bubbles forth from a stunning, more than fifty-metre-deep pool. Divers have descended to fifty metres, but it is still unclear what the actual depth of the karst hole. is.

    31. The Ancient City of Apollonia - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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    The ancient city of Apollonia is situated in southwestern Albania, about 13 miles from the city of Fier. The fascinating landscape of the archeological park, which has been preserved in an exceptionally intact condition, comprises a successful combination between the beauty of monuments and nature, attractive through its long history, in an atmosphere of relaxation and meditation. Its foundation took place immediately after the foundation of Epidamnus – Dyrrachium and quickly became one of the most eminent cities of the Adriatic basin, which was mentioned more frequently from the other 30 (thirty) cities bearing the same name during Antiquity.

    32. Berat, One More City Protected By UNESCO

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    Berat weaves its own very special magic, and is easily a highlight of visiting Albania. Its most striking feature is the collection of white Ottoman houses climbing up the hill to its castle, earning it the title of 'town of a thousand windows' and helping it join Gjirokastra on the list of Unesco World Heritage sites in 2008.

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