Albania is a small country situated in the western parts of the Balkan Peninsula. In the middle ages it was considered to be the port of South Eastern Europe. İn the western part of the country are situated The Adriatic and Ionian Seas.
Albania has a favourable geographical position, and this is the reason why it has been called “The Gate of the Balkans”.
Albania is a Mediterranean country, but it has some particular climate characteristics which are intertwined with its geographical and geological features as well as its landscape.
Albania is rich in green forests, Mediterranean shrubs and coniferous woods. There are many smaller lakes, lagoons and springs. The coasts have small, but beautiful sandy and rocky beaches. Situated in the Mediterranean, it has favourable conditions for the development of tourism, with 457 km of the total 1094 km long national border line represent wonderful coastlines with untouched and unexploited lands which inspire curiosity, perfect nature and a diverse geological forms that create a fascinating landscape. The favourable position of Albania is known as the connection of the East with the West. Because of these facts international tourism experts consider this country to have an extraordinary potential for tourism development, and in the same time it represents a unique European centre for ecological tourism development.
There are many historical artefacts for its cultural, historical and artistic values. These are parts of the Albanian cultural heritage and are protected by law.
Must see places:
Tirana – Tirana is the capital and largest city of Albania. The city is host to many public institutions and public and private universities, and is the center of the political, economic, and cultural life of the country.
1. Skanderbeg Square -Skanderbeg Square is the main plaza of Tirana, Albania named after the Albanian national hero Skanderbeg.
2. Et’hem Bey Mosque 3. Pyramid of Tirana