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Top 10 Free Things to Do in Tirana

With its fascinating mix of architectural styles and the pleasantly chaotic co-existence of the new and the old, Tirana makes it easy to spend the entire day enjoying yourself completely free of charge. Not spending money is easy in Tirana! That is, if you can resist the delicious restaurants of the city. Once this temptation [...]

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Stay in Albania: Top 10 Beaches of Summer 2024, from North to South

The summer season has arrived more quietly than ever this year, amidst an uncertain atmosphere.  Many of the beaches in the country promise to host an entertaining summer season. Taking all precautions and following health guidelines, beach restaurateurs, hoteliers, and business owners are trying their best to ensure a safe and fun stay for all [...]

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The Quaint Church of St. Friday in Lukova: Among the Olive Groves of the Ionian Shores

The Church of  Shën Premte (St. Friday) in the village of Lukova, an important cultural monument in Albania, will undergo a much needed process of restoration. In a dilapidated condition, the restauration will effectively save the Orthodox church, states Albania’s Minister of Culture, Elva Margariti, on her Instagram account. This church of the basilica type [...]

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The Return of the Egyptian Vulture Heralds the Spring in Albania

The arrival of the spring season is very much related to the arrival of various migratory birds, and one of the first to bring the good news is the Egyptian Vulture with the start of its migration to the Balkan countries. There are many names for this small vulture, including the white scavenger vulture or [...]

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Globe Trotter Gushes About the Magic of Ksamil, the “Maldives” of Albania

After twice visiting the southernmost bay along Albania’s spectacular Riviera, Yuliia Berkuta swears by it and invites everyone who hasn’t revelled in its beauty to do so. In her fresh travel blog post entitled “9 Amazing Things To Do in Ksamil – The Maldives of Southern Albania,” travel writer Yuliia Berkuta lists all the reasons she recommends [...]

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The Pyramid’s Restoration: What You Should Know About the Past and Future of Tirana’s Iconic Landmark

As of February 0f 2021, one of the capital’s best-known and most controversial structures is set to have a new look and function. The project for the restoration and revival of the Pyramid was approved some time ago and, at last, the work has begun. This intervention is important to many as the landmark object occupies a [...]

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A Call for the Establishment of Vjosa National Park: Environmental Organizations Unite

For many years, the preservation of Vjosa, specifically the protections of its nature and biodiversity, has represented an important cause, nationally and internationally. Vjosa has been on the forefront of environmental talks, having found a space in both international news sources and on the social platforms of famous advocates for the protection of environment, like [...]

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A Couple’s Visit to Albania on their Journey through the World’s UNESCO Sites: 25 Breathtaking Views from Jana and Matthias

Meet Jana and Matthias, aka GuideVenturous, a couple who has left their corporate careers behind to follow their passion of traveling the world. Make no mistake, these two travelers are not aimless wanderers. Jana, from the Czech Republic, and Matthias, a Swede born in Germany, are an astoundingly modest yet driven twosome set to accomplish [...]

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13 Stunning Photos of Albania’s Landscape: From the Cinematic Lens of Klajd Papadhimitri

Albania remains a land of unbounded beauty, one that offers talented artists and photographers like Klajd Papadhimitri plenty of material to play with.  The gorgeous sceneries by Albanian photographer and film director Klajd Papadhimitri are all captured in various regions of Albania. Yet, his uniquely romantic lens produces such exotic captures that the iconic Albanian landscapes [...]

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