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It is the distinctive traditional architecture of this so-called “City of 1001 windows” that has placed Berat in UNESCO’s list of world Heritage Sites. Beautifully split by the Osum River into two historic neighborhoods, the city is joined by the grandiose bridge of Gorica. The characteristic windows of the traditional houses mirror one another beautifully from across the river. Flanked on both sides by Tomorr and Shpirag, two of the most mythical mountains in Albania, Berat is also a nature lover’s paradise. Mountain climbing, cycling, hiking, rafting and kayaking are only some of the preferred outdoor activities around this city. The medieval Castle of Berat houses old churches, museums and iconography by the greatest Albanian artists as well as old bazaars, cafes, and a surprisingly vibrant local life.
One cannot begin to write about the boundless beauty of Berat without singing this famous Albanian rhyme dedicated to one of its most cherished cities. It is simply not enough that the astounding traditional architecture of this “City of 1001 Windows” has placed Berat in UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites. It seems that nature [...]
The three equally magnificent and fascinating sites of Butrint, Gjirokastër and Berat have made the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, precisely because of their unquestionable contribution to the continuation of the world’s culture. The natural beauty that surrounds them only adds to their already significant appeal! The Butrint Complex is perhaps the most spectacular [...]
Many countries of the world have one or more famous wine-producing regions, where the winemaking tradition has begun and where it continues to grow thanks to the local winemakers’ devotion, the climate, and many other trade secrets which favor one place over another. A few of these regions include California’s Napa Valley, France’s Burgundy, Spain’s [...]
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