Albanian Tourism

The Country

Facts

city of Tirana

Along with beautiful destinations and tourist attractions, Albania also has some interesting facts that should be known.

  • Lonely Planet had chosen Albania as the top country in its list of top ten countries for the year 2011.
  • Mother Teresa or Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, was of Albanian ethnicity but was born in Skopje, capital of Macedonia.
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History

Lake Prespa History

Albania has been inhabited since 100,000 years back and over the centuries the Albanian culture has been influenced by the Romans, Greeks, Turks and Italians. The first inhabitants of the present day Albania were Illyrians tribes, a group of Indo-European people. The Albanians still trace their origins to the Illyrians, with their language and traditions still rooted in the Albanians.

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Overview

Vlore Jala Beach Overview

Home to beautiful virgin beaches, snow peaked mountains, plethora of biological diversity, rich archaeological heritage, colorful culture and heart-warming generosity; Albania has got it all. The Republic of Albania, as it is officially called, is a small country situated in South-East Europe. Tirana is the capital of Albania and is the most populous and financial centre of the country. The country has also got worldwide recognition, being the birthplace of Mother Teresa and local historical icon, Skanderbeg.

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