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Over a thousand years old, the city of Kukës beautifully combines its urban qualities with the natural ones. For many years, Kukës’ tower-like traditional houses welcomed guests and served them delicious alpine trout and chestnut honey. This hospitable city was nominated for the Nobel Prize for hosting Kosovo refugees during the war in Kosovo. Blessed by the fresh air of the Drin River and the Fierza Lake, Kukës replenished one’s mind and soul. The Valbona National Park, is a gorgeous place full of alpine views, waterfalls, forests, with the Shalë River running through the valley as well as plenty of other wondrous sights. The northern Albanian landscape is one of the most beautiful parts of the country with Valbona and the Accursed Mountains (Bjeshkët e Namuna) representing two of the country’s most visited spots.
The impressive variety of Albania’s mountain ranges, their stunning panoramas, small touristic villages and picturesque landscapes, create ample opportunity for a variety of outdoor sports, exploration, and activities. As Albania is packed with destinations where one can have amazing hiking or climbing experiences, we are presenting you with a very small selection of the absolute [...]
Albanian Alps do not simply offer breathtaking views, one-of-a-kind adventures, or a chance to experience some of Europe’s highest peaks. Otherwise named Bjeshkët e Namuna (The Accursed Mountains) due to the exceptionally harsh weather that surrounds them, for the majority of folks, these peaks represent the meeting point of myth and reality. In fact, once [...]
Life in the north of Albania has been historically challenging. In fact, many locals consider surviving the harsh winters and rugged landscape of the north heroic! The towers scattered throughout the northern part of Albania were once typical dwellings of the area. As such, they reflect the normal, daily life of its inhabitants in all [...]
This pancake-like food is served along sweet or savory food, equally complementing both types and satisfying all tastes. Flija may be a lesser-known type of byrek (i.e. the famous Albanian flaky pie made with various fillings and phyllo-dough crust) but those who have tasted it know how simply wonderful it is. In fact, the [...]