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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.
If you ever hear of the “three Kukës-es,” don’t be surprised! Read below to find how this city’s history takes you both underground and underwater. Famous for the myths and legends about its history and its stunning natural scenery, Kukësi is a truly unique city. What makes it even more fascinating is the interweaving [...]
Did you know that the north of Albania houses an exceptional tulip, a rare species among the 114 that exist worldwide? Referred to as the Kukës Tulip, this particular flower is undoubtedly the most unique plant found in this region. Tulipa Albanica (family: Liliaceae), also known as the Albanian tulip, was discovered relatively recently, in [...]
Spectacular wild nature, fresh air, traditional fresh food and so much more – a day-long visit to Kukës is simply a must! Below find out how to get the best out of the area in 24 hours. City center Kukës. Photo by IntoAlbania Kukës city. Photo by IntoAlbania. After enjoying your morning coffee at Plaza [...]
The cultivation and preservation of artisanal crafts, especially that of rug-making, is a highly valued tradition in Albania’s northern city of Kukës, one that the women of the area have been historically passing on from one generation to the next. Making rugs. Photo by IntoAlbania. The important tradition of making rugs, in Kukës, is characterized [...]